Rashin Samuel wins AITA tournament
Bangalore lad Rashein Samuel emerged as the champion in the N R Cup AITA prize money tournament for men played at Raghuveer Tennis Centre courts here today.
In the title clash between two unseeded players, the hard hitting Rashein defeated Mukund. S Kumar of Tamil Nadu 6-4,6-4.
Earlier in the semifinals, Rashein toppled the top seed, Suraj R Prabodh of Mysore 7-6 (5), 6-3 while, Mukund beat the second seed Vikram Naidu 6-4, 6-1. Rashein Samuel also claimed prize money cheque of Rs 4,500 while Mukund received Rs 2,500.
Mukund, however, had a consolation as he won the doubles title partnering Fahad Mohamed and the Tamil Nadu pair humbled Jay Soni (Gujarat) and M Sameep Mehta (Maharashtra) 6-4, 6-3.
The results: Men's singles final: Rashein Samuel bt Mukund S. Kumar 6-4, 6-4. Semi-finals: Rashein Sameul bt Suraj R Prabodh 7-6 (5), 6-3; Mukund S Kumar bt Vikram Naidu 6-4, 6-1.