CHANDIGARH, OCT 24 :Carmel Convent of Sector 9, spearheaded by Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association trainee Ikttesh Chahal, expectedly claimed the girls under-19 team title by defeating hosts St Peter’s Secondary School by 2-0 in the final of the CBSE North Zone I Tennis Championship which concluded at the St Peter’s Tennis Academy in Sector 37 here today.
With her deep serve and powerful strokes Ikttesh Chahal proved too good for Avneet whom she beat without dropping even a single game in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
Ikttesh’s colleague Deepali also displayed good tennis on clay courts as she beat Shivika Sharma 6-4, 6-1 as Carmel Convent raced to an authoritative 2-0 title triumph.
However, the day belonged to CRPF Public School, Rohini (Delhi) who grabbed the boys under-19 and girls under-14 team titles, respectively.
CRPF Public School, Rohini, blanked Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj, also of Delhi by 2-0 in the boys under-19 team championship final. With power serve, Rubal Shandelya defeated Sahil Chhabra in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in the first singles match. Later Adit Jain prevailed over Shitij Kamal 6-3, 6-4 to give the CRFP school a well-merited 2-0 victory.
C.R.P.F. Public School, Rohini, Delhi when on to win the girls under-14 title by beating Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh by 2-0 in the girls under-14 team championship final. In the opening singles Anukriti Chaudhary rallied to snuff out the challenge of Sonali 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 to give Rohini School 1-0 lead. Medha Toor then defeated Vibhuti 6-0, 6-4 as C.R.P.F. Public School won the trolphy.
New Delhi also annexed the boys under-14 team title as Hans Raj Model School, Punjabi Bag, New Delhi defeated St John’s School, Sec-26, Chandigarh by 2-1. Basil L Khuma outplayed Raghav Talwar 6-0, 7-5. The lead shortlived as Pranav Suri of St John’s restored parity by beating Mayank Yadav 7-5, 6-2 in the second singles. However, Hans Rah duo of Basil and Mayank outpointed Dhruv and Pranav Suri 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles to clinch the title.
Chandigarh DPI (Schools) Samwartak Singh was the chief guest and distributed the prizes.
He stressed the need of sports for the overall development of a child. He was received by St Peter’s School chairman Wg Cdg SS Khanna and Principal Patricia Khanna and other staff members. Among those present on the occasion was Shivalik Public School Principal-Director DS Bedi.
The following are the results (team championship finals):
Results (all finals): Boys Under-19: CRPF Public School, Rohini, Delhi bt Ryan International, Vasant Kunj, Delhi 2-0 (Rubal Shandelya bt Sahil Chhabra 6-2, 6-2, Adit Jain bt Shitij Kamal 6-3, 6-4).
Boys under-14: Hans Raj Model School, Punjabi Bag, New Delhi bt St John’s School, Sec-26, Chandigarh 2-1 ((Basil L Khuma bt Raghav Talwar 6-0, 7-5, Mayank Yadav lost to Pranav Suri 5-7, 2-6, Basil and Mayank bt Dhruv and Pranav Suri 6-3, 6-4)
Girls Under-19:Carmel Convent School, Chd bt St. Peter’s Secondary School, Sec-37, Chd 2-0 (Ikttesh Chahal bt Avneet 6-0, 6-0, Deepti bt Shivika 6-4, 6-1).
Girls Under-14: C.R.P.F. Public School, Rohini, Delhi bt Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh 2-0 (Anukriti Chauhdary bt Sonali 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, Medha Toor bt Vibhuti 6-0, 6-4).