Shrikant, Ajay & Nitten completes their grand double crownJanuary 31, 2020, Pune
Pune based National seniors tennis champion Nitten Kirrtane (45+), Ajay Kama (55+) and Shrikant Parekh (65+) bagged a double crown each on day when Pune players bagged eight of the twelve titles at the 2nd Solaris Cup Senior National tennis tournament at Solaris courts, Mayur Colony, recently.
In the 35-plus section, Ravindra Pandey defeated Dnyaneshwar Padale 6-2, 6-3 to claim the singles title. In the doubles final, defending champion Mandar Wakankar, in company of Abhishek Tamhane, beat Ravindra Pande and Girish Mishra 6-4, 6-3.
Seasoned veteran Kirrtane dominated the 45-plus section. In the singles, Kirrtane put aside Akhil Mathur 6-0, 6-1. Later, Kirrtane joined forces with Prashant Sutar to stamp out the challenge of Sunil Lulla and Jaydeep Wakankar 6-1, 6-0.
The 55-plus section had Ajay Kamat wwin the singles against Gujarat’s Yogesh Shah 6-0, 6-2 and later, along with Meher Prakash put aside RV Ramaraju and Madhukar D 6-0, 6-3. In the 65-plus age-section, Nashik’s Shrikant Parekh claimed the singles title downing Ekanath Kinikar 6-1, 7-5 and later partnered T Padmalu to put aside Dr Ajit Pendharkar and VLSN Raju 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles showdown.