Hyderabad: Hyderabad tennis player Sanjana Sirimalla emerged national champion in the under-18 category as she defeated Karnataka’s Suhitha Maruri 6-1, 6-3 in the final at the AITA U-18 national tournament in Indore on Sunday.
The talented youngster downed Tamil Nadu’s Lakshmi Prabha 7-5, 6-1 in semis and Maharashtra’s Sudipta Senthil Kumar 7-6, 6-3 in quarterfinals.
Final: Sanjana Sirimalla bt Suhitha Maruri (KN) 6-1,6-3;
Semis: bt Lakshmi Prabha (TN) 7-5,6-1;
Quarters: bt Sudipta senthil Kumar (MH) 7-6,6-3.