Behera and Raju clinch title in tennis championship

Berhampur: Sai Keerthi Behera and N Bhupal Raju of Andhra Pradesh clinched the title in girls and boys single category respectively in the All India Tennis Association Championship (under-16) series here.

While Behera defeated Lakhita Landa of her state Andhra Pradesh by 6-1, 6-3, Raju routed M M K Ramineni 6-2, 6-4 in the final matches held on Thursday.

Similarly N Bhupal Raju and Sajid UR Rehman of Andhra Pradesh and Koyal Mishra and Tanmayee Patnaik of Odisha won the title in the double boys and girls categories respectively in the tournament.

Raju and Rehman beat Adarsh Sahoo and Abhilash Chandra Sahoo of Odisha by 6-1, 6-3, their counterpart Koyal and Tanmayee defeated Komal Das and Shilpi Das of Odisha by 6-1 and 6-2 to won the title.

In the four-day tournament organised by Ganjam district Tennis Association and Odisha Tennis Association, players from nine states including Odisha took part.