Tennis

Rishabh, Ambika win titles

Rishabh Agarwal and Ambika Pande clinched the boys and girls' titles respectively in the ITF grade ‘V' junior tennis tournament in Amman, Jordan.

The unseeded Rishabh beat the seventh-seeded Sergey Dorozhkin of Russia 7-5, 6-0 in the final. He had dismissed the fifth-seeded Jabor Mohammed Ali Mutawa of Qatar 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals, after fighting his way past the fourth-seeded Yezan Abu Dayeh of Jordan 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

Ambika, who had won the singles title the previous week in a grade ‘IV' event in Canada, beat compatriot Simran Kaur Sethi 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

The third-seeded Ambika beat Katherine Whiteaway of Britain 7-6(4), 6-2 in the semifinals, while the fifth-seeded Simran Kaur had struggled past Nayanika Devi Reddy 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the same round.

In doubles, the second-seeded Ambika and Simran lost in the semifinals 4-6, 7-6(9), 10-8 to the fourth-seeded Margaux Deagostini of Switzerland and Nancy Karaky of Lebanon.

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