Top-seeded Snehal Mane marched into the girls’ singles final of the adidas-TTT National sub-junior (under-14) tennis championship with a 6-3, 6-3 win over R. Sai Avanthika here on Friday. She will meet G.S. Vasavi, who overcame second-seeded Ramya Natrajan 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-2.
The first set proved easy for Snehal as she took it 6-3 in quick time.
When she went 3-0 up in the second against a visibly tired Avanthika, a totally one-sided affair seemed in the offing. But, the latter reeled off three consecutive games and was on the verge of going ahead 4-3.
However, the top seed gathered her composure and broke Avanthika’s serve twice and finished off the match with a down-the-line backhand winner.
Earlier in the day, Vikash Singh and Mrityunjay Badola won the boys’ doubles title after defeating Siddhanth Banthia and Parikshith Somani 6-4, 6-2.
Boys: Singles: Semifinals: Sumit Pal Singh bt Yugal Bansal 6-3, 6-4; Vikash Singh bt Parikshith Somani 6-2, 6-4. Quarterfinals: S.P. Singh bt Dhruv Singh 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; V. Singh bt Utkarsh Bharadhwaj 6-0, 6-3; Y. Bansal bt Mrityunjay Badola 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: Final: V. Singh & M. Badola bt Siddhanth Banthia & P. Somani 6-4, 6-2. Semifinals: Siddhanth Banthia & P. Somani bt Pranash Babu & S. Manish 6-3, 6-4; V. Singh & M. Badola bt Y. Bansal & U. Bharadwaj 6-1, 3-6, 10-6.
Girls: Singles: Semifinals: G.S. Vasavi bt Ramya Natrajan 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-2; Snehal Mane bt R. Sai Avanthika 6-3, 6-3. Quarterfinals: G.S. Vasavi bt Shivani Swarup Ingle 6-1, 6-0; Sai Avanthika bt Sabhyata Nihalani 6-3, 6-2; N. Ramya bt Tanvi Hatangdi 6-3, 6-3; M. Snehal bt Sathwika Sama 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles: Semifinals: Shivani Ingle & Aastha Dargude bt Tanvi Bhat & Aarja Chakraborty 7-6 (2), 6-0; Sai Avanthika & Snehal Mane bt Prinkle Singh & Pareen Shivekar 6-2, 7-5.