Arnav Paparkar, Sai Janvi lift titles at 18th Ramesh Desai Memorial Under 16 Tennis Championship

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Kolhapur,May 27,2023: Qualifier Arnav Paparkar of Maharashtra and T Sai Janvi of Karnataka emerged winners in the singles at the 18th Ramesh Desai Memorial Under 16 Tennis Championship organized by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) and Kolhapur District Tennis Association (KDLTA) and sponsored by DY Patil and played at KDLTA Tennis Complex, Kolhapur.

In a well contested Boys Finals qualifier Arnav Paparkar of Pune came back from loss of the first set to score a upset win over fourth ranked Samarth Sahita of Mumbai 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in nearly 2 hour match

Unseeded Sai Janvi T of Bengaluru stunned ninth seeded Rishitha Basireddy of Telangana 7-5, 6-2 to win the Girls singles title

In the Boys Doubles finals Praneel Sharma and Aditya Mor of Chandigarh scored a 6-3,6-4 win over Karnataka pair of Aradhya Kshitij and Sriniketh Kannan 6-3, 6-4 , in an all Maharashtra girls doubles finals second seeded Nanika Bendram and Sejal Bhutada upset top seeds Aakruti Sonkusare and Aishwarya Jadhav 6-3, 6-4 to emerge champions.

The Singles winner and runner up gets a trophy and certificates, while Doubles Winner and runner up gets a trophy and certificates .

The prizes were given away at the hands of Mr. Sanjay Patil of DY Patil Institute, Mr Sharad Kannamwar Life President MSLTA , Jt Secretary of AITA and Hon Sec MSLTA Sunder Iyer , MSLTA Jt Secretary Sheetal Bhosale. Tournament Supervisor Vaishali Shekatkar were present on the occasion.

Following are the results: Main Draw: Final Round:
Boys: (Q)Arnav Paparkar(Mah) bt Samarth Sahita(Mah)(4) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Girls : Sai Janvi T(Kar) bt Rishitha Basireddy(TS)(9) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles: Final Round:
Boys: Praneel Sharma(Del)/Aditya Mor(Har) bt Aradhya Kshitij(Kar)/Sriniketh Kannan(Kar) 6-3, 6-4
Girls: Nanika Bendram(Mah)/Sejal Bhutada(Mah)(2) bt Aakruti Sonkusare(Mah)/ Aishwarya Jadhav(Mah)(1) 6-3, 6-4