Fenesta Open National Junior Champions

Top Seed Br Nikshep (Boys Under 16) And Vanshika Sawhney (Girls Under 16)


New Delhi: Top seed B.R. Nikshep was on Saturday crowned as the boys’ under-16 champion, while Vanshika Sawhney won the girls’ under-16 title of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship.


Nikshep warded off a strong challenge from eighth seed Udayan Bhakkar 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, while Vanshika dispatched Ramya Natarajan 7-5, 6-2 in the summit clash at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex.


Nitin Kumar Sinha took the boys’ under-14 title with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Yugal Bansal. In the girls’ under-14, Ramya Natarajan was again at the receiving end after she lost to Mihika Yadav 3-6, 2-6.


The boys’ under-16 final looked set for a tough battle and Udayan made his intentions clear right from the word go. Udayan broke Nikshep in the very first game of the match and maintained the lead right till the end of the opening set to draw first blood.


But it was a different story in the next set as Nikshep fought with more purpose and broke Udayan twice in the fourth and ninth game to draw level.

In the decider, Udayan did try to forge a comeback and to an extent was successful also after breaking Nikshep early in the third game. But Nikshep did not let the match slip away and broke back in the next.


Nikshep saw the opening and in the sixth game capitalized on it to break Udayan again and sealed the title in his favour in a contest that lasted over two hours.


In the boys’ under-14 final, Nitin was virtually running away with the match, breaking Yugal Bansal twice in the first four games of the opening set.


Having taken a 4-0 lead, it was always a tough job for Yugal to come back and he managed to hold his serve only twice in the set.


After breaking Nitin in the first game of the second, Yugal just couldn’t find the rhythm to capitalize on the advantage and lost four straight games after that. Nitin was completely in control of the match as Yugal couldn’t fight his way in the match.



Boys 16 Singles Final
BR Nikshep vs. Udayan Bhakara Winner BR Nikshep 46,64,63


Girls 16 Singles Final
Vanshika Sawhney vs. Ramya Natarajan Winner Vanshika Sawhney 75,62


Boys 14 Singles Final
Nitin Kumar Sinha vs. Yugal Bansal Winner Nitin Kumar Sinha 63,62

Girls 14 Singles Final
Mihika Yadav vs. Ramya Natarajan Winner Mihika Yadav 63,62


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