Nitin, Mihika win Asian junior titles

June 03, 2017 10:17 pm | Updated 10:18 pm IST - Pune

Mihika Yadav and Nitin Sinha pose with their winnings.

Mihika Yadav and Nitin Sinha pose with their winnings.

Wild-card entrant Nitin Sinha and Mihika Yadav emerged champions in the boys’ and girls’ events in the HCL Asian junior tennis championship at the MSLTA school of tennis courts in the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City.

Nitin, the India No. 2, rallied past Chin Christian Didier of Malaysia 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in two hours and 20 minutes.

Second seed Mihika, on the other hand, had little trouble in overpowering Mahak Jain with a 6-3, 6-3 win.

Nitin attributed his victory against an opponent ranked 98 places above him in the world to his training stint with India's Davis Cup practice squad.

“I was advised by senior players to play aggressive and it helped me a lot. The quarterfinal match was the toughest match of the tournament,” he said.

The victory fetched him 180 ITF ranking points.

The results:

Final:Boys: Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Chin Christian Didier 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Girls: Mihika Yadav bt Mahak Jain 6-3, 6-3.

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