Madras Cricket Club clinches mixed doubles title

Chennai: Mohammad Fariz and Sai Samhitha from Madras Cricket Club won the finals of the UCAL-TNTA Chennai Inter-Club Mixed Doubles League-Cum-Knockout Championship played at the Madras Cricket Club (MCC) courts, here.

The pair edged out last year’s winners, Nungambakkam Tennis Club ‘B’ (NTC) represented by Sai Avanthika and Madhankumar.
MCC started the match in full flow winning the first set 6-1. NTC picked up their game in the second set and coupled with too many unforced errors from MCC, they won the second set 6-3.

In the final set both pairs played exciting, tactical tennis and held their serve till 5 all. The MCC pair then broke Sai Avanthika’s serve after two deuces, to go ahead 6-5. Sai Samhitha then held her serve with the help of crisp volleys by Mohd. Fariz to close out the game and win the third set 7-5 and the match.

Former Asian Champion Lakshmi Mahadevan gave away the prizes to the winners and runners-up. The Winners received Rs. 10,000 and Runners up Rs. 5,000.

Scores:

C Sai Samhitha / Mohd. Fariz Beat Madhankumar / Sai Avanthika 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

NT Bureau