Double delight for Suresh in junior tennis

Dhakshineswar Suresh of Tamil Nadu was in his element on Saturday as he won both the singles and doubles title at the 25th adidas-MCC junior national clay court championship held at the SDAT-Nungambak

Published: 20th August 2017 12:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2017 12:15 PM   |  A+A-

National U-16 winners Akanksha A Bhan and D Suresh | D SAMPATHKUMAR

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Dhakshineswar Suresh of Tamil Nadu was in his element on Saturday as he won both the singles and doubles title at the 25th adidas-MCC junior national clay court championship held at the SDAT-Nungambakkam tennis stadium on Saturday. In the singles, Suresh defeated Abhimanyu Vannem Reddy of Delhi 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets. In the doubles match, Suresh combined well with Parikshit Somani and beat the pair of Vannem Reddy and Javia Dev 6-2, 3-6, 10-7. The ‘promising player’ award was given to Tanisha Kashyap of Assam in the girls segment, while Yeswanth Logonathan of Tamil Nadu bagged the same in the boys category. Akanksha A Bhan of Gujarat emerged champion in girls singles. She overcame Shivani Manjanna of Karnataka in the summit clash.

Results: (all finals): Singles: Boys: Dhakshineswar Suresh (TN) bt Abhimanyu Vannemreddy (Del) 6-2, 6-4. Girls: Akanksha A Bhan (Guj) bt Shivani Manjanna (Kar) 6-0, 6-3. Doubles: Boys: Parikshit Somani (WB)/ Dhakshineswar Suresh (TN) bt Abhimanyu Vannem Reddy (Del)/Javia Dev (Guj) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7. Girls: Yubrani Banerjee (WB)/Shivani Manjana (Kar) bt Singh Pringle (Ch)/ Kavya Sahwani (UP) 3-6, 6-2, 11-9.

Balaji scalps five Anirudh Balaji’s 5/36 enabled Thiruvallur gain a lead of 128 runs against Coimbatore in the drawn semifinal match of the TNCA inter-district U-14 tournament. Thiruvallur won on the basis of its first innings lead. Brief scores: Thiruvallur 272/9 in 90 ovs drew with Coimbatore 144 in 80.5 ovs (S Prajin 38; Anirudh Balaji 5/36).

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