V.M. Ranjeet and Riya clinch National Grass Court Tennis titles

Dec 03, 2016 15:15 | Education&Sports



Second seed V.M. Ranjeet defeated fourth seed Vijay Kannan in straight sets in the men's singles final of the Rs 5 lakh National Grass Court Tennis Championships at the Chandigarh Club here today.

Ranjeet won the first set comfortably by conceding only one game 6-1. In the second set Ranjeet was leading 4-1. After 1-4 down Vijay Kannan came back with change of his game plan chip and charge to make V.M. Ranjeet commit unforced errors and made it 3-4. V.M. Ranjeet played few passing shots in crucial points to close the second set and match 6-4.

In the women’s final top seed Riya Bhatiya defeated Nidhi Chilumula in a three setter match. In the first set both players played high level tennis and held their serve till 11th game. In the 12th game Riya used her big forehand to break Nidhi’s serve and closed the first set 6-4.

In the second set Nidhi was leading 5-3. After 3-5 down Riya fought back very well and made it 6-6. Finally Nidhi blanked Riya in tie break without conceding a single point 7-0. In the final set Riya used her experience and managed to close the set and match 6-3.

Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Patron-in-Chief Rajan Kashyap, association president Jai Singh Gill, President, CLTA, Chandigarh Club president Sandeep Sahni and Assistant General Manager, State Bank of Patiala . Deepak Sharma distributed the prizes.

Results: Men’s singles (final): [2]V.M. Ranjeet bt. [4]Vijay Kannan 6-1 6-4.


Women’s singles (final): [1]Riya Bhatia bt. [3]Nidhi Chilumula 7-5 6-7(0) 6-3