Wakankar scores upset wins to win double crown at Baba Rodrigues and Sons ITF S200 Seniors tennis championships.

Wakankar scores upset wins to win double crown at Baba Rodrigues and Sons ITF S200 Seniors tennis championships.

Pune, May 8:Pune player Mandar Wakankar registered upset wins to claim a double crown winning the singles and  the doubles title in the Mens 40 plus event at the  Baba Rodrigues and Sons ITF S200 Seniors championships  which is being played at the MSLTA School of  Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis complex.  

Former national ranked player Mandar Wakankar seeded fourth upset top seeded Aditya Khanna 6-4, 6-4 to claim the title and 200 ITF points , later Mandar teamed up with Kamlesh Shukla  of Lucknow to upset the top seeded team of Swarandeep Singh Dhodi and Aditya Khanna  6-4, 6-2 to claim the title and a memorable double crown in his home city

Japanese  Mayuka Sakai and  Arti Ganesh won the titles in the womens 35 and 45 singles  And also combined to win the womens 35 doubles title

Mandar Wakankar and Mayuka Sakai were adjudged the best players of the tournament and awarded the Narendra Sopal memorial award instituted in memory of the Late Jt Director of sports Narendra Sopal a keen tennis player

The prizes were given away at the hands sponsor of the event  Baba Rodrigues, Mr. D S Rama Rao Jt tournament director  and ITF White Badge referee Vaishali Shekatkar

Following are the scores: Mens 40: final Round:
Mandar Wakankar(Ind)[4] bt Aditya Khanna(Ind) [1] 6-4, 6-4;
Doubles: Mens 40: final Round:
Kamlesh Shukla (Ind) [2] / Mandar Wakankar (Ind) bt Swarandeep Singh Dhodi(Ind) / Aditya Khanna(Ind)[1] 6-4, 6-2;

Womens 35 Singles:
1. Arti Ganesh(Ind). 2.Priyanka Mehta(Ind), 3.Pranita Pednekar(Ind);

Women’s Doubles 35:
1. Arti Ganesh(Ind) /Mayuka Sakai(Jpn); 2.Priyanaka Mehta(Ind)/Pranita Pednekar(Ind);

Womens 45 Singles:
1. Mayuka Sakai(Jpn), 2.Nanidta Nulkar(Ind). 

 

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