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Aayush, Kundana in line for double crown

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Aayush Bhat of and Kundana Bandaru of lined themselves up for a double crown by entering the singles finals and lifting the doubles title at the 11th Ramesh Desai Memorial Junior Tennis Nationals for Boys and Girls under 12 today.

In the boys singles final, top seeded Aayush will take on fifth seeded Arunava Majumdar of .

In the semifinals Aayush outplayed Eapen Joshua of 6-2, 6-0, while Arunava ended the good run of giant killer Skandha Rao of 7-5, 6-1.

In the boys doubles final Bhat teamed up with lad Aryan Shah to score a 3-6,6-3,10-5 win over Wyatt Obrien and Arunava Majumdar.

In the girls Under 12 it was a bad day for the state players.

Top seeded Siddhi Khandelwal of stopped the winning run of giant killer Sonal Patil of Kolhapur 6-1,6-3 , while unseeded Kundana upset second seeded Pari Singh 6-3,6-3 to make it to the summit round.

In the girls doubles final Kundana tied up with S R Ananya, also of Tamil Nadu, to sneak past Abhaya and Apurva Vemuri of Telangana 3-6 ,6-4, 10-8.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 22:02 IST