Rana, Rawat enter final

Lalitpur, September 26

Mayanka Rana and Ira Rawat advanced to the women’s singles final of the first National Open Lawn Tennis here at the Tennis Complex courts today.

Mayanka recorded a 6-0, 1-6, 6-0 win over her twin sister Mahika to make it to the championship match where she will meet Rawat, who defeated Bhagawati BK 6-2, 6-1 in another semi-final match. Rana sisters later teamed up to defeat the pair of Bibhuti Karki and Bijisha Shrestha 6-3, 6-3 to win the women’s doubles title.

In men’s singles, Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya came from behind to edge past Shree Ram Magar 6-7, 6-2, 6-1, while Santosh Khatri saw off Ranjan Lama 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to take berths in the last four.

Likewise, Kamal Bhandari defeated Anil Shahi 6-3, 6-2 and Nabin Magar registered a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Pranab Khanal to make it to the semi-finals.

In the men’s doubles semi-finals, Kamal Bhandari and Shree Ram Magar recorded a hard-fought 7-6, 6-4 victory over the duo of Santosh Khatri and Aatma Ram Karki, while the pair of Mahesh Shrestha and Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya defeated Anil Shahi and Shakti Sharma 6-3, 6-4.