Pune, June 3: Indian contingent has shined in HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship for boys and girls which are being held in Pune. Notably, Nitin Kumar Sinha and Mihika Yadav bagged the title of HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship in their respective categories.
Nitin Kumar Sinha who got a wild card entry in HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship has won the boys singles title of HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship after defeating Malaysian player Christian Didier Chin by 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Sinha ranked a lowly 294 was looking in the top form and played comprehensively well against his competitor and kept scoring points at every interval. However, Malaysian player tried did a comeback in the second round but lost in the third round.
On the other side, in girls' singles final, second seed Mihika Yadav defeated top seed Mahak Jain in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 and lifted the title of the championship. Interestingly, players from 11 countries in the region - Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, Iran and India participated in the tournament.
The championship is the second highest tournament anywhere in the world after the junior grand slams, and provides top Indian players a chance to compete against their global counterparts as well as earn valuable ITF points to build on their overall international ranking.