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Jamshedpur, July 15: Odisha’s Amrutjay Mohanty bags a triple crown at the Beldih Club AITA Championship Series 2017 which concluded on Saturday. The matches were played at the tennis courts of both Beldih Club and United Club in Jamshedpur.
Top seed in Boys Singles Under 14, Amrutjay took an hour and 15 minutes to dismiss Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh by a straight 7-5, 6-0. Later in the day, Mohanty, seeded 3 in the Boys Singles Under 16 category recovered from 1-4 down in the opening set against 4th seeded Amit Routh to win the title by a close 7-6(2),7-5. Yesterday, late in the evening, Mohanty paired up with Asish Sinha to also win the Boys Doubles Under 16 trophy.
In the Girls Singles Under 14, 3rd seeded Ishita Jadhav of Maharashtra emerged as the champion defeating Aneesha Mukherjee of West Bengal by 7-6(4),6-3.
Whereas the Girls Singles Under 16 title was pocketed by 5th seeded Shreya Chakraborty of Bengal.
In the Boys Doubles under 16 Amrutjay Mohanty of Odisha and Asish Sinha West Bengal defeated Keshav Goel and Amit Routh of West Bengal by 3-6,7-5,10-5 to lift the crown. In the Girls Doubles under 16 West Bengal’s Shreya Chakraborty and Aneesha Mukherjee beat Shireen Ahamed and Shimreen Ahamed also of West Bengal 3-8, 8-0 and 8-4 to bag the trophy.
This was followed by Prize Distribution Ceremony at the main hall of Beldih Club. Avneesh Gupta, Chairman, Tournament Committee was the chief guest for the function. He handed over the trophies to the winners and congratulated them for their future tournaments.
Addressing the gathering, Avneesh Gupta said, Jamshedpur is considered as a sporting city and the national tennis tournament ‘Beldih Club AITA Championship Series 2017’ making a comeback to the city after eight years is positive step for the players and the city on the whole.
‘Rain did play a spoil sport but the level of tournament and players was very high and hats off to the organizers for getting the tournament completed’, added Avneesh Gupta.
The event organized under the banner of ‘All India Tennis Association (AITA’) and Jharkhand Tennis Association (JTA) from July 10 -14, 2017 saw participation of players from Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Telengana, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.