Rana claims title

LALITPUR: Mayanka Rana came from behind to beat her younger sister Mahika 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 to win the U-16 girls’ singles title of the KESHA Group-JTI Junior Tennis Tournament here on Thursday.

The Rana siblings made it to girls’ doubles final along with Oshin Rai and Sukum Limbu. Also, Ira Rawat defeated Catherin Mathema 6-4, 6-4, while Eni Mathema beat Prerana Koirala 6-0, 6-4 in the U-14 semi-finals. Likewise, Rayana Shah defeated Ishashree Shah 8-4 in the U-10 final, while Aaja Regmi beat Aisha Gurung 4-1, 4-1 to win the U-9 title.

In the U-14 boys’ singles section, Swaraj KC defeated Abhinav Acharya 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, Saharsha Chand beat Piyush Singh 6-2, 6-3and Prashant Basnet outplayed Samyak Bhushan Bajracharya 6-4, 6-1 to make it to the semi-finals. Also, Ranav Singh and Aarav Hada made it to the U-9 final, while Hada set the U-10 final date against Aki Juwen Rawat.

Likewise, Bajracharya and Rawat made it the U-12 boys’ final, while Prashant Basnet and Dipesh Khatri entered the boys’ doubles final.