VM Ranjeet, Bhuvana Kalva triumph in Bhimavaram

VM Ranjeet and Bhuvana Kalva won the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the Rs.200,000 AITA ranking tennis tournament in Bhimavaram.

In a strong field that had former national champions Vinod Sridhar and Vijay Kannan, top seed VM Ranjeet prevailed, dropping a set only to Fariz Mohammed in the quarterfinals.

Unseeded Bhuvana Kalva, who has a singles title to her credit in the ITF women’s circuit, did not drop a set in racing to the title. She could not win a double crown as she in partnership with NIthyaraj Baburaj was beaten by Sai Dedeepya and Sathwika Sama.

The results (finals):

Men: VM Ranjeet bt Sai Saran Reddy 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: S. Ponnala & Jay Soni bt D. Pagalavan & Abhiveer Shekhawat 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.

Women: Bhuvana Kalva bt Vasavi Ganesan 7-6(1), 6-4.

Doubles: Sai Dedeepya & Sathwika Sama bt Bhuvana Kalva & NIthyaraj Baburaj 6-3, 6-4.