Paparkar, Reddy lift titles at the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise APMTA All India Ranking Super Series U-12 Tennis Tournament
Pune, March 6: Local boy Arnav Paparkar and Rishitha Reddy of Telangana claimed the titles in the Boys and Girls event at the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise APMTA All India Ranking Super Series U-12 Tennis Tournament organized by Maha Tennis Foundation and played at the Deccan Gymkhana-Adar Poonawalla Maharashtra Tennis Academy.
In the girls singles which was an one sided affair too Telangana’s second seeded Rishitha Reddy currently India ranked 5 upset top seeded Divya Ungrish of Delhi 6-3,6-1 in just over an hour. 11 year old Rishitha who won her second title of this season said ” I played very well and felt confident from the start of the event , I played great tennis the entire week It was a very well organised event and I feel happy to win here “. 7th standard student of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Rishitha practices at Lake View Tennis Academy under coach Vasudeo Reddy and Narendra Nath.
In the Boys singles finals top seeded 6th standard student of New India School Arnav Paparkar stopped the campaign of second seeded Samarth Sahita from Mumbai 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in 2hour 20 minutes to claim his second title of this season. Arnav Practices at Deccan Gymkhana-Adar Poonawalla Maharashtra Tennis Academy under coach Bukumirovic Dragan. “I decided to go all when I was down and that paid dividends” . “I’m very happy the way I played but my opponent played better “ said Paparkar after the match.
In the boys doubles finals top seeded pair of Showrya Samala and Samarth Sahita scored a 7-6(2), 6-4 win over second seeded Tanussh Ghildyal and Rudra Batham and win the title. In the girls doubles finals Aakruti Sonkusare and Divya Ungrish ousted pair of Rishitha Reddy and Siya Prasade 6-2, 6-3.
The winner got trophy and certificates. The prizes were given away at the hands of Mr Vishwas Lokare, Gen Secretary Deccan Gymkhana, Mr. Ashwin Girme, Tennis Secretary of Deccan Gymkhana, Mr.Ajay Kamat, Radhika Tulpule-Kanitkar, tournament director, Supervisor Vaishali Shekatkar and APMTA Coach Bukumirovic Dragan were present on the occasion.
Following are the results: Singles: Main Draw(final Round): Boys:
S.1 Arnav Paparkar(Mah) bt S.2 Samarth Sahita(Mah)4-6, 6-4, 6-2;
S.2 Rishitha Reddy(TS) bt S.1 Divya Ungrish(Del) 6-3, 6-1;
Doubles: final Round: Boys:
Showrya Samala/Samarth Sahita(1) bt Tanussh Ghildyal/Rudra Batham(2) 7-6(2), 6-4;
Aakruti Sonkusare/Divya Ungrish bt Rishitha Reddy/Siya Prasade 6-2, 6-3.