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 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 girlAishwarya 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
Following are the results: Singles Semifinal -Boys:
Pranav Rethin RS(TN)(1) bt Tejas Ahuja(Har)(3) 6-4,2-6,6-1;Krish Tyagi(Kar)(2) bt Mahalingam Khadhavel(TN)(5) 6-4, 7-5; Singles Semifinals- Girls:Asmi Adkar(Mah)(14) bt T Sai Janvi (Kar) 6-1,6-4;Sohini Mohanty(Odisha) bt Sanjana Devineni(Kar)(7) 7-5,6-3;
Semifinal Round- Boys Doubles Pranav Rethin RS/Samprit Sharma(1) bt Arnav Paparkar/Vedant Bhasin 6-4, 6-2;
Tejas Ahuja/Siddhant Sharma(3) bt Venkat Batlanki/Krish Tyagi(2) 6-7(9), 6-3, 10-7;
FINALS :Pranav Rethin RS (TN) /Samprit Sharma(1) bt Tejas Ahuja/Siddhant Sharma(3)4-6,6-1,10-8
Girls Doubles: Semifinal Round:
Manshi Singh/Sohini Mohanty bt Rishitha Basireddy/T Sai Janvi 7-6(5), 6-3;
Kanumuri Ikaraju/Aishwarya Jadhav bt Prarthana Solanki/Priyanka Rana 6-4, 6-3;
FINALS:Kanumuri Ikaraju (TS)/Aishwarya Jadhav (Mah) bt Manshi Singh (Del) /Sohini Mohanty (Odisha) 5-7 , 6-3 , 10-1