Top seeds Nithilan Eric and Reshma Maruri were crowned champions in the boys and girls U-18 categories respectively in the AITA Under-18 Championship Series tennis tournament which concluded here on Thursday.
The first set of the boys final was a closely contested affair with Eric achieving an early break to go 4-1 up. However, Majumder rallied hard to get close and trailed 4-5 before a determined Eric held serve to take the first set 6-4.
In the second set, Eric broke to go 2-0 up but Majumder was quick to break back and restored parity at 2-2. That was the best he could do as Eric stepped up his game and didn't give a semblance of a chance for his opponent to make a comeback and took the set without losing a game.
The girls final was almost a one-sided affair with elder sister Reshma easily looking the strongest amongst the two siblings. The champion didn't drop a single serve throughout the match and was home and dry in the final clash that was delayed by a day owing to unprecedented rains in the city.
RBSSTA will host AITA men's and women's championship next week.