Pujari, Shleke clinch titles at PMDTA-KPIT Junior Tennis
The event was held at Maharashtra Police (MT Gymkhana) Tennis Gymkhana, Parihar Chowk, Aundh
Ayush Pujari and Mrunal Shelke clinched titles in the boys and girls Under-12 event respectively at the second leg of the PMDTA - KPIT Little Junior Champions Bronze series Tennis Tournament, organised by Om Dalvi Memorial Trust in association with Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA), supported by KPIT and played at Maharashtra Police (MT Gymkhana) Tennis Gymkhana, Parihar Chowk, Aundh.
In the girls, Under-12 group finals, 5th Standard student of Maharashtra Mandal English Medium School, top-seeded Mrunal Shelke outplayed second-seeded Kavya Deshmukh 5-3, 4-2 and claimed her first title of the season in this category. She practices at Hirabaug Tennis Court under coach Pranav Velankar.
In the boys Under-12 section, Unseeded Ayush Pujari upset third-seeded Namish Hood 4-0, 4-1 to claim the first title of the season. 6th Standard student of Loyola School, Ayush practices at ODMT Tennis Centre under coach Maruti Raut.
Semifinal Round: Boys Under 12:
Namish Hood(3) bt Samihan Deshmukh(1) 7-2;
Ayush Pujari bt Vaishnav Ranawade(4) 7-2;
Final Round: Ayush Pujari bt Namish Hood(3) 4-0, 4-1;
Girls Under 12: Semifinal Round:
Mrunal Shelke(1) bt Shreya Pathare 7-3;
Kavya Deshmukh(2) bt Ritsa Kondkar 7-1;
Final Round: Mrunal Shelke(1) bt Kavya Deshmukh(2) 5-3, 4-2.