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Nagal wins gold with crushing win over Prashanth

61   //    27 Sep 2017, 18:00 IST

Ashgabat, Sep 27 (PTI) Sumit Nagal bagged the men's singles gold medal in the tennis event of Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with a dominating win over compatriot Vijay Sundar Prashanth here today.

Nagal outplayed Prashanth 6-1 6-1 in the all-Indian final as he broke him five times in the match.

It was the second medal for Prashanth in the tournament, having won a gold in the men's doubles with reigning singles national champion Vishnu Vardhan.

Vradhan also won two medals in the tournament as he won a silver in the mixed doubles with Prarthana Thombare, who is now focussed on doubles.

Thombare also won a silver in the women's doubles with Ankita Raina, who is country's top woman singles player.

The women's singles was the only event where India returned empty-handed. Both Ankita and national champion Riya Bhatia had lost in the quarterfinal stage.

Overall, India won five medals -- two gold and three silver medals -- from tennis.

The men's squad was coached by former national champion Ashutosh Singh while the women's team was guided by Ankita Bhambri

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