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Assam players shine in AITA meet
Sports reporter
 GUWAHATI, May 31 – Three Assam players won crowns in the AITA Championship Series which concluded at the All Assam Tennis Association’s complex at Chachal here today.

Jishnu Baruah won the first title defeating top seed Wangel Lama of Sikkim 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the boys U-12 group. But Assam girl Lenien Jamir went down to S Mubashira Anjum of Andhra Pradesh 1-6, 6-2, 2-6 in that category.

Bijoy Mohanty and Priyana Kalita gave Assam titles in the boys’ and girls’ U-16 group respectively. Bijoy defeated Vitsizolie Nagi of Nagaland 6-0, 6-4 while Priyona outplayed her State mate Murchana Saharia 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles Wangal Lama/Anurag Buragohain (Assam) won the boys’ U-12 crown defeating Jishnu Baruah/Swapnil Deka. In the boys’ U-16 doubles final Siddarth Choudhury/Siddarth Basnet duo bagged the title with a 3-5, 5-4(3), 7-5 victory against Bijoy Mohanty/Mingki Talom. Murchana Saharia/Abha M Baruah won the girls’ U-16 crown prevailing over Priyona Kliata/Suranjeta Saikia 4-2, 5-4 (3) in the all Assam final.

The championship was organised by All Assam Tennis Asociation.

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