Naresh fights his way to title

Comes from behind to stun 2nd seed Sarthak in the final

Naresh fights his way to title

Vanya Arora returns the ball to Khaira Chetnani during their final match in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series on Friday. Vanya won 6-2 6-2. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, February 7

Sixth seed Naresh Badgujar rallied from a set down to beat second seed Sarthak Gandhi in the boys’ U-18 final on the concluding day of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here today.

Krishan finishes 2nd

  • CLTA trainee Krishan Hooda finished second in the ITF World Tour Tennis Juniors J-5 Tournament held at Kathmandu from February 3-7. Hooda will next play in ITF World Tour Tennis Juniors J-5 Tournament at Pokhara, Nepal, from February 10.

Gandhi lost the opening set 4-6, but came back strongly to level the scores with a 6-0 win in the second set before wrapping up the decider 7-5 to claim the title.

In the girls’ U-18 competition, top seed Simram Pritam lived up to her billing as she packed off Radhika Vasudeva in a lop-sided final to clinch the title. Simran won 6-3 6-1.

Navya Verma ousted Anirudh Sangra in the boys’ U-16 title clash. The second seed won 6-1 6-2.

Third seed Vanya Arora, meanwhile, registered a 6-2 6-2 win over eighth seed Khaira Chetnani in the girls’ U-16 final.

Final results

  • Boys’ U-18: Naresh Badgujar bt Sarthak Gandhi 4-6 6-0 7-5

  • Boys’ U-16: Navya Verma bt Anirudh Sangra 6-1 6-2

  • Girls’ U-18: Simran Pritam bt Radhika Vasudeva 6-3 6-1

  • Girls’ U-16: Vanya Arora bt Khaira Chetnani 6-2 6-2

CLTA founder and life president Rajan Kashyap, honorary secretary Sudhir Rajpal and chief operating officer Megh Raj later gave away the prizes to the winners. — TNS

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