Rethin beats Mahalingam to bag U-18 tennis crown  

Rethin, with his powerful serve and excellent ground strokes, gave a tough time to Mahalingam Kandhavel.

Published: 27th August 2023 07:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2023 07:28 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Rethin Pranav gathered his second boys’ U-18 title in two weeks as he defeated Kandhavel Mahalingam 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the MGC ITF WTT Junior Under-18 tennis championship played at Madras Gymkhana Club. Rethin, with his powerful serve and excellent ground strokes, gave a tough time to Mahalingam Kandhavel. Results: (all finals): Singles: Boys: Rethin Pranav Senthil Kumar bt Kandhavel Mahalingam 6-4, 6-1; Girls: Maaya Revathi Rajeshwaran bt Diya Ramesh 6-1, 6-4.

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