V.M. Ranjeet, Riya clinch Titles

State Bank of Patiala
National Grass Court Tennis Championships-
Men & Women (Rs.5 Lakhs prize money) 

Tennis Tournament, November-2016

from 28th November to 3rd December-2016

 

V.M. Ranjeet, Riya clinch Titles

 

CLTA, Chandigarh, Saturday, the 3rd December, 2016              In the men’s singles finals of State Bank of Patiala National Grass Court Tennis Championships-Men & Women (Rs.5 Lakhs prize money) Tennis Tournament, 2016 held on 3rd December, 2016 at Chandigarh Club 2nd seed V.M. Ranjeet defeated 4th seed Vijay Kannan in straight sets. Ranjeet won the 1st set comfortably by conceding only one game 6-1. In the 2nd set Ranjeet was leading 4-1. After 1-4 down Vijay Kannan came back with change of his game plan chip and charge to make V.M. Ranjeet commit unforced errors and made it 3-4. V.M. Ranjeet played few passing shots in crucial points to close the 2nd set and match 6-4.

In the women’s final top seed Riya Bhatiya defeated Nidhi Chilumula in a three setter match. In the 1st set both players played high level tennis and held their serve till 11th game. In the 12th game Riya used her big forehand to break Nidhi’s serve and closed the 1st set 6-4. In the 2nd set Nidhi was leading 5-3. After 3-5 down Riya fought back very well and made it 6-6. Finally Nidhi blanked Riya in tie break without conceding a single point 7-0. In the final set Riya used her experience and managed to close the set and match 6-3.

Sh. Rajan Kashyap, Patron-in-Chief, Sh. Jai Singh Gill, President, CLTA, Sh. Sandeep Sahni, President, Chandigarh Club and Sh. Deepak Sharma, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of Patiala distributed the prizes.

Results are as below:-

Men’s Singles Final

  • [2]V.M. Ranjeet bt. [4]Vijay Kannan 61 64

Women’s Singles Final

  • [1]Riya Bhatia bt. [3]Nidhi Chilumula 75 67(0) 63
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