Apoorva, Sai champions

Apoorva, Sai champions

SB Apoorva of True Bounce Tennis Academy won the girls’ under-16 singles title at the Jain-AITA Talent Series tennis championship at the  JIRS courts on Tuesday. 

Local lass, Apoorva, seeded fourth, defeated unseeded Shruthi Panduthurai of Tamil Nadu  6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in the final. In the boys’ section, second-seeded Sai Pranav Ponaka defeated top seed Raul Shankar 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

Apoorva, who rallied to beat the second seed, Bhumika 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals, produced another fighting display in the final when she trailed 3-5 in the second set after winning the first 6-2.

She rallied to take the set and match on a tie-breaker.

Results (final): Boys’ singles: Sai Pranav Ponaka (Kar) bt Rahul Shankar (Kar) 6-2, 6-2. Semifinals: Rahul S bt CM Tatagath (Kar) 6-1, 7-5; Sai P bt Hari Singh (Kar)  6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4.

Girs singles: SB Apoorva (Kar) bt Shruthi Panduthurai (TN)  6-2, 7-6 (3). Semifinals: Apoorva bt Bhumika (Kar) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; Shruthi P bt Pratiksha Sen (Kar) 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4.

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