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AITA announces Rs 5 lakh reward for Junior Davis, Fed Cup teams

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New Delhi : The All India Tennis Association president Anil Khanna has announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh each to Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup teams for qualifying for the World Group finals, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 27 September to 2 October.

The Asia/Oceania final qualifying for Junior Davis Cup (U/16 Boys) by BNP Paribas was held from 4th to 9th April and Junior Fed Cup (Girls U/16) was held from 11th to 16th April at R K Khanna Tennis Stadium in New Delhi.

Adil Kalyanpur, Siddhanth J. Banthia and Megh Bhargav Kumar Patel under the captaincy of Vishal Uppal represented the boys’ team while Sathwika Sama, Mahak Jain and Shivani Swarup Ingle represented the girls’ team under the captaincy of Ankita Bhambri.

Three places are available to Asia/Oceania nations at the 2016 Junior Davis Cup finals, while four places for Asia/Oceania nations at the 2016 Junior Fed Cup finals.

The Indian boys have qualified in style for the World Group as they outplayed Australia 2-0.

Both Siddhant Banthia and Adil Kalyanpur played very well with identical 6-2, 6-4 wins over their opponents.

Similarly in Junior Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Event, Sathwika Sama and Mahak Jain tamed the second seeded Australia 2-0 in the quarterfinals. Mahak Jain won the first singles 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 while Sathwika Sama played a superb game in beating World No.46 Junior Lin Baijing 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. By making it to the top four in the regional competition, the Indian girls secured one of the four berths for the World Group Final. (ANI)

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