Hirano, Chaphalkar claim titles

LALITPUR: Japan’s Taiyo Hirano and USA’s Rutuju Chaphalkar won the singles titles of the Nepal ITF Juniors U-18 Circuit-I Tournament here at the Satdobato Tennis Complex courts on Saturday.

In boys’ category final, Hirano defeated Chinese Taipei’s Chia-Fan Tsao 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Hirano and Tsao had won the doubles title on Friday. In girls’ singles final, Chaphalkar defeated China’s Yiming Dang 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (1).

The pair of Chui Kei Leung of Hong Kong and Sanya Singh of India had won the girls doubles title on Friday. The Circuit-II will start from Monday. — HNS