AITA Super Series: Sukh cruises into final; Lakshmi eyes double crown

December 21, 2019, Chandigarh

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Seventh seed Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje logged a comeback win over Daksh Prasad of Madhya Pradesh to storm into the boys’ U-16 final on the penultimate day of the St Stephen’s School CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament here today.

Jhoje was on the back foot when he lost the first set 1-6, but he improved in quick time to win the next two sets 6-1 6-2 to confirm his place in the final. He will be facing fifth seed Jitin Kumar Chetry of Punjab, who posted a one-sided 6-0 6-4 win over local contender Aryan Thakur.

Lakshmi Prabha Arunkumar of Tamil Nadu will vie for twin titles on Friday. In her girls’ U-18 semi final, she defeated fourth seed Anjali Rathi of Haryana 6-4 6-4. She will be facing Maharashtra’s Ruma Ashutosh Gaikaiwari, who defeated third seed Sai Rajesh Bhoyar 6-4 6-1.

In the girls’ U-16 semis, top seed Lakshmi defeated fourth seed Sai 7-5 6-4, while second seed Anjali Rathi of Haryana beat fifth seed Tanushri Pandey of Uttar Pradesh 6-4 6-1. The second-seeded pair of Sammr Raina and Vaibhav Singh Bisht defeated Uddayvir Singh and Gurustat Singh Makkar 6-4 1-6 10-5 to win the boys’ U-18 doubles final. In the boys’ U-16 doubles final, Deep and Daksh beat Adhirit Awal and Jaishnav Bajirao Shindey 7-5 5-7 10-5.

Lakshmi and Sai won the girls’ U-18 title by defeating Madhurima Sawant and Ruma 5-7 6-1 13-11

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