Mumbai, 19th March 2021: RS Pranav Rethin of Tamil Nadu placed himself in line for the coveted double crown reaching the Boys singles final and winning the boys doubles title at the AITA -MSLTA Boys and Girls under 14 nationals being hosted by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) at their GA Ranade Tennis complex.
In the Finals of the Boys event, top-seeded RS Rethin will clash with second-seeded Krish Tyagi of Karnataka. In the Girls singles finals, giant killers fourteenth seeded Asmi Adkar of Maharashtra will clash with unseeded Sohini Mohanty of Odisha for the title.
In the Boys, Semifinals played today top-seeded RS Pranav Rethin of Tamil Nadu struggled to get past third-seeded Tejas Ahuja of Haryana 6-4,2-6,6-1.
In the second semifinals, the second-seeded Krish Tyagi of Karnataka stopped Tamilnadu’s fifth-seeded Mahalingam Khadhavel 6-4, 7-5.
Later in the day, Pranav Rethin paired up with Samprit Sharma to scrape past Tejas Ahuja and Siddhant Sharma 4-6,6-1,10-8 to claim the Boys Doubles Crown
Fourteenth seeded Asmi Adkar of Maharashtra kept her good run stopping the upset spree of Karnataka’s T Sai Janvi winning 6-1,6-4, Adkar will now take on unseeded Sohini Mohanty of Odisha who upset seventh-seeded Sanjana Devineni of Karnataka 7-5,6-3
In the girls’ doubles finals, Kolhapur girl Aishwarya Jadhav combined with Kanumuri Ikaraju of Telangana to register a 5-7, 6-3, 10-1 win over Delhi’s Manshi Singh and Odisha’s Sohini Mohanty to win the title.
The doubles prizes were given away at the hands of MSLTA CEO and Chief Coach Manoj Vaidya, AITA Supervisor Vaishali Kannamwar and Chief Referee Sonal Vaidya