Adil, Shivani bag tennis titles
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Top seeds Adil Kalyanpur and Shivani Manjanna, both of Karnataka, won the boys and girls singles titles respectively, in the SAT Open National Series Under-16 junior tennis tournament here on Saturday.
In a well contested boys singles final, laced with sparkling rallies, Adil defeated a gritty Nikit M. Reddy of Andhra 6-2, 6-4, while Shivani proved too good for her Maharashtra rival Sharanya Gaware in the girls final and won 6-4, 6-1.
Incidentally, both Adil and Shivani did not drop a set in the entire tournament and it was the Bengalurean Adil's ninth career title of season since January 2015.
"It's been good going for me since I began training with former Davis Cupper Vishal Uppal at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) and I feel mentally a lot more stronger and focused," said Adil.