Ernakulam retained the men’s title and regained the women’s trophy after nearly five years in the KCM Mather Trophy Kerala State inter-district team tennis championship at the Regional Sports Centre, Kadavanthra, on Sunday.
The results (team finals): Men: Ernakulam bt Thiruvananthapuram 2-1 (Rynold Timothy bt H. Suraj 6-3, 6-4; Mansingh Thapa lost to Jeffy Jacob 1-6, 6-1, 3-6; Rynold Timothy & Mansingh Thapa bt M.S. Krishnakumar& H. Suraj 6-4, 3-6, 13-11).
Under-18: Thiruvananthapuram bt Ernakulam 2-0 (Jeffy Jacob bt Madhav Narayan 6-3, 6-2; Varun Nair bt Dayan J. Madhu 6-4, 6-4).
Under-16: Thiruvananthapuram bt Ernakulam 2-0 (Jithin George bt Dayan J. Madhu 6-4, 6-4; Gautham Krishna bt Sidharth Anilkumar 6-4, 6-4).
Women: Ernakulam bt Thiruvananthapuram 2-0 (Rhea Rosa John bt N. Begum Yasmine 6-0, 6-1; Gaayatri Shankar bt Swathy A. Das 6-0, 6-0). Girls: Under-16: Ernakulam bt Thiruvananthapuram 2-0 (Tanvi Bhat bt Manasa Narendran 6-0, 6-0; Rhea Rosa John bt D. Panjami 6-1, 6-1).