Manish Sureshkumar and Vaidehi Chaudhari on Sunday clinched the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship.
At the DLTA complex, where the cool weather provided the competitors with the right ambience to play good tennis, both Vaidehi and Manish played solidly to clinch their finals. Vaidehi cruised past Sai Samhitha Chamarthi 6-2 6-0. It was disappointing for Sai Samhitha as she had been in good touch through the last week. The essence in a final is raising the level of play, which Vaidehi did with finesse.
Vaidehi has been playing tennis since the age of nine and waiting for the right breaks. Winning the Fenesta Open is a big thrust to her career as she has been hitting around in ITF events to make it big. “This is my first Fenesta Open title and I am very happy,” she said.
Most players who have gone through the grind of playing the premier national tournament have done well. The same could be true for Vaidehi as she is still at a stage where she can make improvements in her game and become better as a professional on the circuit.
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In the men’s final, Manish Sureshkumar played with purpose as he dismantled the challenge from Digvijay Pratap Singh 6-2 6-3. In the boys’ under-18 final, Denim Yadav showed dash and daring as he outlasted Aman Dahiya 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 to win the title. Denim had a tough time in the first set. In the tie-break, Denim was stronger on the big points and pulled of the set. In the second set too, Denim put his best foot forward.
In the girls’ under-18 final, Madhurima Sawant, the second seed, was bouncing on her feet as she stroked her way past Suhitha Maruri 6-3 6-2.
“I feel really happy to win the title. I enjoyed the match and am really happy to be a national winner now. I thank Fenesta Open for the opportunity,” said Madhurima.