Gandhinagar Club A will meet MCC A for the Sanmar-TNTA Chennai City Club League Championship to be held on Tuesday. Title holders Gandhinagar A beat Besant Nagar 4-1 and fixed the summit clash with MCC A, who overcame Egmore Tennis Club 3-0.
Vijay Sunder Prashanth gave Gandhinagar the intitiative by beating Mohit Mayur, who was playing after a month-long injury break, in the first singles match.
Though Prasanth conceded the opening set, he came back strongly to win the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. He capitalised on Mohit’s unforced errors and broke him in the sixth and the ninth games.
In the decider, Vijay wore down Mohit and broke his serve thrice to win 6-0 and give Gandhinagar the first match.
In the second singles match, the experienced and smooth stroking Vijay Kannan outclassed Ajay Selvaraj in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Gandhinagar, then, claimed both the doubles matches, too.
MCC, too, entered the final hassle-free. Mohamed Fariz gave MCC the first point when he outplayed Ishan Husain in straight sets before Elwin Antony riposted from a set down to beat Ishan Husain 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
RESULTS: Gandhinagar bt Besant Nagar 4-1 (Vijay Sunder Prashanth bt Mohit Mayur 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Vijay Kannan bt Ajay Selvaraj 6-4, 6-3; Vijay Sunder Prashanth/Arun Prakash bt S Abhinav/Gugan Varma 6-4, 6-1; VM Ranjeet/Vijay Kannan bt Ajay Selvaraj/Neeraj Ilango 6-4, 4-4 (con); Manoj Mahadevan/Mohamed Ashraf lost to Mohit Mayur/R Narendran 2-6, 1-6).
MCC bt Egmore Tennis Club 3-0 (Elwin Antony bt Mohamed Younus 3-6, 6-0, 6-2; Mohamed Fariz bt Shan Husain 6-2, 6-1; Vinod Sridhar/Rajeev Vijayakumar bt B Ishan Husain/Mohamed Younus (w/o)).