PUNE Overcoming her anxiety of the underlying rounds, Pune’s Asmi Adkar secured a twofold crown at the under-16 title arrangement tennis competition at the Altevol–Alexander Waske Tennis University, Ahmedabad.
Adkar crushed Priyanka Rana 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the singles and afterward, banding together Avani Chitale in the duplicates, defeated Priyanshi Chauhan and Aarushi Raval, 6-1, 6-0.
For 13 year-old Asmi Adakar, it isn’t just about building up her actual strength, however zeroing in on improving her mental aspects and maintaining a harmony between both.
“I was nervous when I started the tournament as it was the first tournament after a year. I took time to get into a rhythm, but after that, the other rounds were easy,” said Adkar.
In the accompanying matches, Adkar conveyed a faultless execution as first she vanquished Avani Chitale 6-3, 6-2, trailed by another straight sets triumph 6-0, 6-0 against Akanksha Agnihotri 6-0, 6-0 in the quarter-finals.
“I was back to playing my routine tennis, all the shots were coming good and confidence helped me while playing doubles as well,” added Adkar.
In the semifinal, Adkar vanquished Sakshi Thakkar 6-1, 6-2.
“After going down in the first set, I told myself to focus on one point at a time and it helped me to close the match with winning the next two sets,” added Adkar, about her performance in the finals.
Playing tennis since the age of seven, Adkar wouldn’t fret playing singles and pairs couple.
“You learn many things while playing doubles and it helps to improve your game control in singles as well,” added Adkar, who trains at Bounce Tennis Academy under the coach Kedar Shah.
With her senior sister Vaishnavi Adkar additionally a tennis player, it causes her find out about the game.
“Her experience helps me to understand how to handle crunch situations during matches,” added Adkar who will now focus on playing more higher-age category tournaments.
First round: bt Swara Katkar 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 6-0
Pre quarter-last: bt Avani Chitale 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinal: bt Akanksha Agnihotri 6-0, 6-0
Elimination round: bt Sakshi Thakkar 6-1, 6-2
Last: bt Priyanka Rana 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles (Partnering Avani Chitale)
Pre quarter-last: bt Ishani Pandey and Naiara Bhatia 6-0, 6-0
Quarterfinal: bt Sakshi Thakkar and Sayali Thakkar 3-6, 6-0, 10-8
Elimination round: bt Swara Katkar and Jennika Jaison 6-1, 6-3
Final: bt Priyanshi Chauhan and Aarushi Raval 6-1, 6-0
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