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Munisa/Melisa, Dev/Aria win girls, boys doubles titles in World Junior Tennis Championships

Islamabad: The Islamabad Tennis Association is pleased to inform that ITF Pakistan AJ Towers World Junior Tennis Championships has been indeed a joy to have professional tennis at PTF-SDA Tennis Complex Islamabad.

The Boys & Girls Doubles finals were decided after some exquisite tennis.

Earlier in the day, 2nd Seed Munisa Ashurekova of Uzbekistan paring with Melisa Ugur from Turkey annexed the Girls Doubles title by eliminating the top seeded duo of Andra Izabella from Romania and Olga Sorochkina from Russia in a 3-sets thriller 6-1 2-6 10-7 which lasted 1 hour 6 minutes.

In the opening set, Munisa and Melisa displayed excellent tennis with a combination of cross court and down the line shots and did not allow their opponent to settle down with  breaks of serve in the 3rd, 5th and 7th game of Andra and Olga.

In the second set Andra and Olga fought back aggressively and took  revenge in the same fashion by breaking the 4th, 6th and 8th game of Munisa and Melisa.

The deciding super tie break saw some exhilarating tennis as both the teams played incredible shots. Munisa and Melisa managed to take an early lead 6-3 and continued the winning spree till they took the set and match at 10-7.

In the second session, 3rd Seed Dev Kanbargimath of Romania and Arial Kayra Tuna of Turkey clinched the Boys Doubles title by beating 4th seed Nikita Bortnichek & Ruslan Serazhetdinov of Russia in a well contested three sets match 6-3 4-6 11-9.

In the opening set Dav and Arial took a early lead by 4-1 breaking the 4th game of Ruslan and continue the same pressure to take a lead of 1-0 set. In the second set both teams were exhibited excellent tennis by holding their serve 4-4 games all.

Nikita & Ruslan managed to break the 10th game of Dev and Arial and leveled the match 1-1 set all. In the deciding super tie break, Dev and Arial took a flying start to take the lead 6-1 but Nikita and Ruslan fought back aggressively and leveled the score 9-9 all but unable to manage the streak and lost next two points. Match lasted 1 hr 20 minutes.

Mr. Tariq Mehmood Murtaza Chairman Rawalpindi Development Authority and President Islamabad Tennis Association will grace the occasion on Boys Singles Final tomorrow Saturday 12 February 2022 at 2:00 PM and will distribute the prizes amongst the winners and runner-up. The Girls Singles Final will be played at 10:00 AM on Saturday 12 February 2022.

Following are the results:

Boys Doubles Final

Dev Kanbargimath (ROU) & Arila Kayra Tuna (TUR) beat Nikita Bortnichek (RUS) & Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) 6-3 4-6 11-9.

Girls Doubles Final

Munisa Ashurekova (UZB) & Melisa Ugur (TUR) beat Andra Izabella Sirbu (ROU) & Olga Sorochkina (RUS) 6-1 2-6 10-6

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