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Dalvi,Kumar win under-10 tennis tourney

In the semifinals,Dalvi breezed past Leston Vaz of Mumbai 6-1.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 19, 2013 4:27:01 am

Yashraj Dalvi of Pune and and Sudipta Kumar of Mumbai lifted titles at the boys and girls’ under-10 event at the Future Pro Tennis Academy MSLTA Ranking Tournament organised at the Future Pro Tennis Academy at the Divisional Sports Complex in Yerawada.

In the semifinals,Dalvi breezed past Leston Vaz of Mumbai 6-1 while Sanmay Gandhi hammered Faiz Mohammed 6-0. Both players were hardly troubled as they uncorked some aggressive tennis right from the beginning. In the final,Dalvi took the first set 4-1 in a dominating fashion.

However,Gandhi came right back into the match,clinching the second set 2-4. In the third set,however,Dalvi seemed to have found his aggressive bearings once again as he shot off some fast and accurate serves,taking the decider 4-1.

In the girls’ category,Gargi Pawar was stretched by Smita Walhekar in the first semifinal of the day. With the match tied at 5-5,it was Pawar who finally prevailed taking the tie-breaker in three points. In the other semifinal,Sudipta Kumar defeated Jiya Lodha 6-0 in a convincing fashion. Kumar claimed the title defeating Pawar 2-4,4-2,4-0 in the final to take home the top prize.

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