Bhatti claims maiden title

Riding high on a superb game controlled with aggression,Dheeranush Bhatti of Chandigarh claimed the boys' Under-12 title with a 3-6,6-2,7-5 win over Shrey Gupta in the final on the concluding day of the AITA Total Talent Series Championship being played at Manav Mangal School,Mohali.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published:July 11, 2009 3:01 am

Riding high on a superb game controlled with aggression,Dheeranush Bhatti of Chandigarh claimed the boys’ Under-12 title with a 3-6,6-2,7-5 win over Shrey Gupta in the final on the concluding day of the AITA Total Talent Series Championship being played at Manav Mangal School,Mohali. It was a day of double delight for Bhatti as he also won the boys’ Under-14 doubles’ title pairing up with Sachin Kumar. The duo defeated the pair of Nishat Iqbal and Ishaque Iqbal with a margin of 6-2,6-3.

In the boys’ Under-12 final,Bhatti started the game with a caution as he lost the first set with a margin of 6-3. Gupta dominated the proceedings in the first set as he showed his supremacy with a wide range of shots. Bhatti then regained his composure in the second set as he claimed the second set with a margin of 6-2. Displaying a blend of a brilliant serve and baseline play,Bhatti showed his complete supremacy in the second set before he claimed the third and final set with a margin of 7-5. The third set was a close one as both the players held their serves till the tenth game. Bhatti then broke Gupta and took the third set with a margin of 7-5 to win the title. In the under-14 doubles category,the duo of Dheeranush Bhatti and Sachin Kumar ended the challenge of Nishat Eqbal and Ishaque Iqbal with a 6-2,6-3 win. Bhatti and Kumar claimed the first set with a margin of 6-2 before winning the second set with a margin of 6-3.

In the boys’ under-14 final,Pranav Suri of Chandigarh emerged as the winner as he ended the challenge of Sachin Kumar of Chandigarh with a 6-3,6-2 win. Suri claimed the first set emphatically with a margin of 6-3 before winning the second set with a margin of 6-2.

In the girls’ Under-12 final,Arushi Bhasin of Delhi defeated Harsimran Kaur of Haryana with a 7-5,7-5 win while in the girls’ Under-14 final,Vanshika Sawney of Chandigarh defeated Meenal Maharwal of Rajasthan with a 6-1,6-0.

Results:
Final
: Boys: Under-12: Dheeranush Bhatti (CHD) bt Shrey Gupta (HRY) 3-6,6-2,7-5; Under-14: Pranav Suri (CHD) bt Sachin Kumar (CHD) 6-3,6-2; Under-14: Doubles: Dheeranush Bhatti/Sachin Kumar bt Nishat Eqbal/Ishaque Eqbal 6-2,6-3; Girls : Under-12: Arushi Bhasin (DEL) bt Harsimran Kaur (HRY) 7-5,7-5; Under-14: Vanshika Sawhney (CHD) bt Meenal Maharwal (RAJ) 6-1,6-0.

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