Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

Arun wakankar memorial ATF Asian under 14 Series titles

BVG Asian Under 14 - Pune

Vipul Mehta of Delhi won a memorable double crown winning the boys singles and the doubles trophy while Hyderabad girl Mubashira Shaikh claimed the girls singles title,

while Pune gilrs Richa Chougulae and Malikaa Marathe won the doubles title at the 9th edition of the BVG India -Arun Wakankar ATF Asian Under 14 Series Tennis Tournament 2015 organized by Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA)  which conlcluded at the MSLTA School of Tennis Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex.

In the finals of the event sponsored by BVG India  and co sponsored by Solinco and Hot Muggs second seeded 14 year  old Vipul Mehta  a 10th standard student of Venkateshwar International School Delhi and student of Mayank Tyagi at the Punjabi Bagh Club outplayed bespectacled Nasik Boy Vikrant Mehta  6-0, 6-1 in just under a hour to claim the singles title.

Vipul  later teamed up with  Adarsh Tippabhatla  of  USA to register a 6-2, 6-2 win over  Arka Ganguly  and Srijesh Pillai to claim a double crown.

In the girls final sixth seeded Mubashira Shaikh ended the challenge of local girl  Mallika Marathe  winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in  a 2 hour 45 min encounter. 13 years old Mubashira an 8th standard student of NRI Indians Springs International School Hyderabad  who practices at Sania Mirza Tennis Academy under coach Akhtar Ali and Imran Mirza struggled against the 11 year old Pune girl Malikaa in the second set .

Marathe claimed the second set to level scores but looked extremely tired in the third set to go down 0-6 . Marathe however had the consolation of winning the doubles title alongside Richa Chougule also from Pune , the pair recorded a  6-1, 6-4  win against Sana Khanna and  Tannaya Sah  to claim the title.

The winner got trophy, certificates and 300 ATF points while the runners up got trophy, certificates and 200 points. The prizes were given away at the hands of Mr.Sunder Iyer, Hon Sec. of MSLTA.   ITF White Badge Referee Vaishali Shekatkar and Mr.Pravin Zite were present on the occasion.

Following are the results: Singles: final Round:

Boys: : Vipul Mehta(Ind,2) bt Vikrant Mehta(Ind) 6-0, 6-1;
Girls: Mubashira Shaikh(Ind,6) bt Mallika Marathe(Ind) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0;
Doubles: final round:
Boys: Vipul Mehta(Ind) / Adarsh Tippabhatla (USA) bt Arka Ganguly(Ind) / Srijesh Pillai(Ind) 6-2, 6-2;

Girls: Richa Chaugule(Ind) / Malikaa Marathe (Ind) bt Sana Khanna / Tannaya Sah (Ind) 6-1, 6-4.

Roll of Honour

2007 :  Natasha Palha  /  Rohit Bisht  .2008:  Amrita Mukharjee / Arjun Kadhe  2009 : C. Sai Samhitha  / T.S. Jude Raymond  2010 : Jasmine Kaur Bajaj  / Garvit Batra .2011 :  Prabhuti Singhania  / BR  Nikshep,   2012:  Mihika Yadav  / Vasisht Cheruku   2013 :  Zeel Desai /  Parikshit Somani  2014  Sai Deepiya Yedulla/ Poojan Desai   2015. Mubashira Shaikh/  Vipul Mehta

Photo Caption:
Winners Richa Chaugule ,  Malikaa Marathe , Mubashira Shaikh and Vipul
Mehta   , with the chief guest Sunder Iyer

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