Prerna, Nedunchezhiyan win national tennis crowns

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 13:20 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Prerna Bhambri and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bagged the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship crowns in their respective categories here at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex Saturday.

In the first match of the day on Court 1, women's singles second seed Prerna won the title after her opponent and top seed Rishika Sunkara retired due to fever in the all Delhi clash, with Prerna leading 2-6, 7-6(7), 4-1.

Prerna saved two match points in the second set to push the match into the decider where she found legs taking lead immediately before Rishika retired.

In the men's singles, top seed Nedunchezhiyan of Tamil Nadu overcame Arjun Khade of Maharashtra 7-6(4), 6-1 to bag his first crown here.

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