ONGCians shine in international and national tennis tournaments
Dated : 24 February 2020 03:15:00 PM
ONGC Tennis Player Ms Ankita Raina won singles title in the 25000$ WTA International Ranking Tennis Tournament in Jodhpur, which was held from 17-23 February 2020.
Also an Asian Games Bronze medalist, Ms Ankita Raina sailed past Berfu Cengiz of Turkey 7-5, 6-1 to clinch the singles title in the $25,000 ITF women’s international ranking tennis tournament.
It was the second singles title this season for the 27-year-old Ankita, who had won a double crown in Nonthaburi, Thailand. It was the 11th career singles title for Ms Ankita on the international tour since her first title in 2012.
It was also the third successive victory for Ms Ankita over Berfu, in the last three years in the professional circuit. She did not drop a set in the whole tournament and not more than six games in any of the five singles matches.
Ms Ankita had also made the doubles final earlier with Snehal Mane and finished as runners up. Ms Ankita Raina has been consistently performing well in the National and International circuit, bringing laurels to our esteemed organization.
ONGC Tennis players Mr Vishnu Vardhan and Mr VM Ranjeet won singles titles in the AITA National ranking tournaments held at Nagpur and Bahadurgarh respectively from 17-23 February 2020.
Olympian and SAF Games Gold medalist Vishnu Vardhan won the men’s singles title in the AITA Men’s All India Ranking Tennis Tournament – 2020 that was held at Gondwana Club, Nagpur. In the final, Vishnu Vardhan, using his experience made alight work of Raghav Jaisinnghani of Madhya Pradesh 6-3, 6-2 in two straight sets.
Former Davis cupper and Men’s National champion Mr VM Ranjeet also won the singles title in AITA National ranking tournament held at Bahadurgarh. He beat Mr Ajay Kundu 7-5,6-0 in the finals. This was his second title of the season at national level.