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Gaurav, Shraddha clinch titles

May 05, 2006 21:05 IST

Boys' third seed Gaurav Walia and favourite in the girls category Shraddha Dali notched facile wins to emerge champions in the Tata Consultancy Services-Bombay Gymkhana All India National Ranking Championship Series Junior Tennis Tournament in Mumbai on Friday.

Walia overcame a late challenge to beat fourth seed Yash Deshmukh of Pune 6-3, 7-5 in the boys final that lasted almost two hours.

In contrast, Shraddha made short work of second seed Sayali Bhilare of Pune 6-3, 6-0 in 70 minutes.

Walia got off to a good start, earning two service breaks in the opening set and rallied from 1-4 in an exciting second to seal the match.

Suraj Desai and Urvaksh Anklesaria of Gujarat claimed the boys doubles crown following a hard fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Aroon Khattar and Yash Deshmukh.

Results (Finals):

Boys: Singles: 3-Gaurav Walia (Mah) bt 4-Yash Deshmukh (Mah) 6-3, 7-5. Doubles: Suraj Desai/Urvaksh Anklesaria bt Aroon Khattar/Yash Deshmukh 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Girls: Singles: 1-Shraddha Dali (Mah) bt 2-Sayali Bhilare (Mah) 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: 2-Sayali Bhilare/Pooja Patel bt 1-Kahini Dalal/Shraddha Dali 6-4, 6-4

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