Fifth seed Snehal Mane of India won the the girls’ singles title and emerged runner up in the doubles event at the Petit Camp Cup Under 18 Grade 4 ITF tennis championships at the Mauritius Phoenix National Tennis Centre today.
Snehal, who is currently ranked 678 in the world, upset top seed Julia Vulpio – her doubles partner – of the Dominican Republic 5-7 6-2 6-2 in a 2-hour and 10-minute tussle to claim the singles title, said a press release from Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association’s secretary Sunder Iyer.
The morale-boosting singles win was the Pune girl’s first title after a gap of 2 years and would help her gain 40 ITF points.
In the doubles final, Snehal and Julia were the top seeds who went down fighting to second-seeded Hong Kong pair of Alvina Lai and Venia Yeung. Alvina and Venia prevailed 4-6 7-6(5) 10-5.