Vardhan Karkal clinched the U-10 boys singles title at the MSLTA Practennis under 10 tennis tournament conducted at the Practennis Academy at Andheri, Mumbai.
Vardhan got the better of Atharva Shinde of Aurangabad in the finals.
Vardhan lost the first set 5-3 but went on to recover by winning the second set 4-0. After equalising, Vardhan went on to win the tie-breaker comfortably with a score of 7-4 to clinch the title. Earlier, talented Vardhan defeated Adesh Taraporewala of Mumbai in the first round 6-0. In the second round he overpowered Joshua Eppen of Mumbai 6-1. He overpowered Rohan Deshmukh from Nasik 6-4 in the quarter finals. In the semi-finals he defeated  Sumedh Bhamre of Nasik 6-4. [NT]