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Sunday, November 25, 2012

ITF Junior Tennis

Dual crown for Arina, Fancutt

Top seeds Thomas Fancutt of Australia and Ma Ka Man Carina of Hong Kong lived up to their billing by claiming double crowns in the Focal Point 26th Bangladesh ITF Junior Tennis Championships which concluded at the National Tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday. Biplob Ram of Bangladesh was the saving grace for the hosts as he won the boys' doubles crown pairing with Fancutt. Biplob, the top-ranked Bangladeshi player, had earlier made it to the third round in the boys' singles. Jamil Bhuiyan was the best performer for Bangladesh, reaching the quarterfinals. The top two female participants had seen their run end in the second round of the championships.

Fancutt defeated number two seed Al Obaidly of Kuwait 6-2, 6-3 in the singles final in the morning before he paired up with Biplob to take the doubles crown by beating Naruka Digvijay Singh of India and Vellodi Keshav of USA 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles final in the afternoon.

Girls' top seed Carina defeated Hsieh Yu-Ting of Taipei 6-2, 6-3 in the final in the morning. She had earlier won the doubles title on the previous day, beating Vidya Ria of Singapore and Zhang Zixian of China 6-7, 6-3.

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