Unseeded Sanskriti Ranjan of Karnataka claimed a memorable double crown winning the ladies singles and doubles title at the Navasahyadri Society Golden Jubilee Cup All India Ranking Women Tournament, being played and organised by Navasahyadri Krida Sankul on their clay tennis courts.
In the singles finals, the 20-year-old student of the Jain Institute of Engineering and Technology Bengaluru, Ranjan used her summer vacations aptly to score a close 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 against second-seeded Jangam of Hyderabad in a match lasting one hour and 45 minutes.
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Ranjan, then partnering state mate Varunya Chandrashekhar of Mysuru, made it a memorable day winning the doubles finals registering a 7-5,7-5 win over Phaltan girl Aareyalee Chavan and Jangam. While it was Jangam’s first singles title and the second doubles title, it was the third doubles title for Chandrashekar, who is making a comeback after a knee surgery.
“It has been a great week and I’m very happy that I could use my vacations to play tennis and earn valuable points,” said Ranjan, who plays on her college hostel tennis courts.
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The prizes were given away at the hands of President of the Navasahyadri Society Satyajeet Joshi, MSLTA Secretary Sunder Iyer, the Secretary of Navasahyadri Society Hemant Bhave, the organising secretary of the tournament Jayant Bhave and Umesh Bhide, tournament director.
Ranjan received Rs 7,000 for her effort and 12 AITA points, while Jangam received Rs 5000 and 8 AITA points.