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.
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 ..