Thursday 18th of April 2019
Poonacha wins title:
In a rare contest of two tall Indian players, the 6’2” top seed Niki Poonacha of Andhra
Pradesh clinically out played the young 6’5” Dhakshineshwar Suresh of Tamil Nadu
in straight sets in 70 minutes in the finals of the MCC-S.R.Subramaniam Memorial AITA Men’s
Tennis Championship played a at the Madras cricket club tennis
courts today before a fair gathering of tennis enthusiasts which included
India’s legends Vijay Amritraj ,President Tamil Nadu Tennis Association, who
was the Chief guest and also Ramesh Krishnan.
impressively as he has done throughout the tournament. His well
Co-ordinated service motion was instrumental in delivering
well placed and heavy serves and this has been his premier weapon during the
week. His ground strokes were firm and volleys crisp. Dhakshineshwar on the
other hand was simply not as solid. Initially
it did seem that Dhakshineshwar would hold his own on his service games and
make it tough contest. But in the fourth game when Dhakshineshwar was serving
40-15 a mishit drop shot return from Niki and a double fault made it duece, hewas
out of sorts. An unforced error gave Niki a break point . On the next point Dhakshineshwar
moved forward but did not respond to a slow high loopy return only to find it dropping
on the line just behind him. It was game
to Niki who went ahead 3-1 and then no mistake as he held serves to complete a
6-3 first set win.
Dhakshineswar asked for a medical break and the physio
worked on his shoulder. Dhakshineshwer lost
his serve immediately and could not recoop after that. Niki was right on top as he served and
volleyed with confidence and played drop shots to swiftly take a 4-1 lead and
then wrap up the set 6-1 to gain a well-deserved title.
மெட்ராஸ் கிரிக்கெட் கிளப் (எம்.சி.சி) சார்பில் அகில இந்திய டென்னிஸ் சாம்பியன்ஷிப் போட்டி சென்னையில் நடந்தது. இதன் ஆண்கள் இரட்டையர் பிரிவில் இறுதிப்போட்டியில் தமிழகத்தை சேர்ந்த விஜய் சுந்தர் பிரசாந்த்-இசான் உசைன் ஜோடி 6-3, 6-3 என்ற நேர்செட்டில் ஜதின் தஹியா (டெல்லி)-தக் ஷினிஸ்வர் சுரேஷ் (தமிழ்நாடு) இணையை வீழ்த்தி சாம்பியன் பட்டத்தை தனதாக்கியது.