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Sathwika, Mahak stretched on way to girls’ final

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Mumbai: Top seed Sathwika Sama of Telangana survived anxious moments against unseeded rival Pareen Shivekar of Maharashtra before progressing to the girls singles final of the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Ramesh Desai Memorial Under 16 Tennis Nationals here today.

In the semi final clash, Sathwika came back from 4-5 in the second set, after dropping the first, to stave off defeat against Mumbai girl Pareen and won the match 4-6 7-5

The top seed thus set up a title clash with second seed Mahak Jain, of Maharashtra, who too was taken the distance before prevailing over fourth seed Sabhyata Nihalani of Delhi 2-6 6-4 6-3 in the other semi final.

In the boys’ singles summit contest, third seed Parikshit Somani will take on his doubles partner and fifth seed Adil Kalyanpur.

Somani of Assam was given a tough fight by seventh seed Sivadeep Kosaraju of Tamil Nadu before prevailing 7-6(0) 6-3.

Kalyanpur of Karnataka tamed giant-killer Calvin Golmei Naithaolin of Chandigarh 6-3 6-3 in the other semi final.

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