Hitesh and Maaya win (u-16) titles at Fenesta Open National Tennis

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi: Top seed  Hitesh Chauhan had to battle hard to overpower gritty  Arjun Rathi in three sets, . while  Maaya Revathi   outlasted  spirited  Laxmi Siri Dandu  to win the (u-16) boys and girls titles  respectively  of  Fenesta Open National Tennis  championship  here on Saturday.

In a  final  which went down to the wire  Hitesh had to  dig deep into his resources  to beat  Rathi 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. .

The champion  displayed all his variety and skills in the  long drawn title clash  .The key was to ensure he maintained composure. Hitesh did that and sealed victory. 

“I have just won my Fenesta National U16 and I am really happy. I want to thank my parents and my coach Aditya Sachdeva,” said  Hitesh.  Ihis victory.

In the girls under-16 section, Maaya Revathi  beat  spirited  Laxmi Siri Dandu and won 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). “I am really happy to win the Fenesta Open. The match was really good. The umpires of the matches were very good. Looking forward to playing more tournaments,” said Maaya.

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In the U-14 boys section  Samarth Sahita had an easy time winning t the title  as his opponent Arnav Vijay Paparkar conceded the match at 3-4 in the first set.  “Winning the title feels very good. I always wanted to win Fenesta and be number 1 in India. So it feels great today,” said  Samarth.

 Harithashree Venkatesh  had  little trouble in accounting for  Aishwarya Jadhav 6-4, 6-2  to win the U-14 girls crown.

. Haritashree has played consistent tennis throughout the wicket. It culminated on Saturday when she showed flair and feel..“It was really a nice match and I won in straight sets. Last year I was a finalist at Fenesta Open. So it feels really good to win Fenesta Open 2022,” said  the winner ..

HSB

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