Nitten, Madhav, Pravin bag double crown; city players win 8 titles

SPORTS REPORTER
Friday, 8 February 2019

Similarly, Mumbai’s Mayur Vasant (55 plus) and Ahmedabad’s Yogesh Shah (60 plus) won a double each bagging the singles and doubles events.

PUNE: City-based Nitten Kirrtane (45 plus), Madhav Ghate (65 plus) and Pravin Mahajan (70 plus) bagged a double crown each on a day when Pune players bagged eight of the twelve titles in the Solaris GISTA Senior National tennis tournament, at the Solaris courts, Mayur Colony on Thursday.

Similarly, Mumbai’s Mayur Vasant (55 plus) and Ahmedabad’s Yogesh Shah (60 plus) won a double each bagging the singles and doubles events.

In the 35 plus section, Ravindra Pandey (Pune) downed Mandar Wakankar 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 to claim the singles title. In the doubles final, Mandar, in company of Sangram Chaphekar, made up for his singles loss to stand tall. In the final they beat Amit Kindo and Manoj Kusalkar 6-2, 6-4.

Seasoned veteran Nitten dominated the 45 plus section. In the singles, Nitten put aside Ajay Kamat 6-0, 6-1. Later, Nittin joined forces with Ajay to stamp out the challenge of Sunil Lulla andAjit Sail 6-2, 6-3.

The 55-plus section had Mayur bagging the singles against local favourite Jayant Pawar 6-0, 6-0 and later along with Meher Prakash, he put aside Jayant Pawar and Sanjay Kamat 6-1, 6-0.

Later, in the 65-plus age-section, Madhav Ghate claimed the singles title downing D.S. Ramarao (Mumbai) 6-3, 6-2 and later partnered VLSN Raju to put aside Dhaval Patel and E. Kinikar 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles showdown.

In the 70-plus section, Pravin Mahajan won a hard-fought final against Sham Gaikwad 7-5, 2-6, 10-7.  In the doubles, Pravin and Shyam Gaikwad blanked Dudley D’Souza and Baba Rodriques 6-1, 6-0.

The prizes were given away at the hands of Nikhil Kanetkar and Jayant Pawar. 

RESULTS: 
Finals
Men Singles, 35 plus: Ravindra Pandey (Pun) bt Mandar Wakankar 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.
Doubles: Mandar Wakankar and Sangram Chaphekar bt Amit Kindo and Manoj Kusalkar 6-2, 6-4.
Men Singles, 45 plus: Nitten Kirrtane (Pun) bt Ajay Kamat (Pun) 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Ajay Kamat and Nittin Kirrtane bt Sunil Lulla and Ajit Sail 6-2, 6-3.
Men Singles, 55 plus: Mayur Vasant (Mum) bt Jayant Pawar (Pun) 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Mayur Vasant and Meher Prakash bt Jayant Pawar and Sanjay Kamat 6-1, 6-0.
Men Singles, 60 plus: Yogesh Shah (Ahmedabad) bt Ravindra Nagarkar (Buldhana) 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: Yogesh Shah andAjay Lakhotia bt M.Suresh and M.Fernandes 6-2, 6-2.
Men Singles, 65 plus: Madhav Ghate (Pun) bt D.S. Ramarao (Mum) 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: Madhav Ghate and VLSN Raju bt Dhaval Patel and E.Kinikar 6-3, 6-4.
Men Singles, 70 plus: Pravin Mahajan (Pun) bt Sham Gaikwad (Pun) 7-5, 2-6, 10-7.
Doubles: Praveen Mahajan and Shyam Gaikwad bt Dudley D’Souza and Baba Rodriques 6-1, 6-0.

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