• Netter Lim wins in India tilt


    Promising netter Alberto Lim Jr. dominated the 2015 Delhi International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championships held in New Delhi, India.

    Lim, 15, posted a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 come-from-behind win over Meng Cing-Yang of Taiwan in the championship round to rule the boys’ singles of the Grade 2 tournament.

    He made it to the finals by nipping Yuya Ito of Japan in the semifinals, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4; Nitin Kumar Sinha of India in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-1; Arjun Ramakrishnan of India in the second round, 6-2, 6-2; and Nikshep Nallekere Ravikumar of India in the first round, 6-2, 6-2.

    Eric Olivarez Jr., on the other hand, was not as lucky. He scored a 6-3, 6-1 opening round win against Bijay Kumar Mohanty of India before bowing to Meng in the next round, 6-4, 2-6, 4-6.

    In doubles, Lim and Meng settled for the runner-up trophy after losing to Ito and Alexis Canter of Great Britain, 2-6, 3-6.

    Lim and Meng reached the finals by ousting Siddhant Banthia and Adil Kalyanpur of India in the first round (6-3, 6-3), Taiwan’s Wang Chung-Chieh and Yu Hua-Chen in the quarterfinals (6-4, 6-2), and Udayan Bhakar of India and Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar of Norway in the semifinals (6-1, 4-6, 10-7).

    It was Lim’s second straight title this year after topping the 2015 India ITF Junior 1 held in Chandigarh City early this month.

    In that event, Lim defeated Anshuman Gulia of India in the first round (6-3, 6-1), Sinha in the second (6-2, 4-6, 6-4), Rian Pandole of India in the quarterfinals (4-6, 6-1, 6-0), Canter in the semifinals (6-2, 6-2) and Ito in the finals (7-6 [5], 6-4).

    Lim also ended up second in the doubles play with Indian partner Vasisht Cheruku. They lost to Ravinkumar and Alex Solanki of India in the finals, 2-6, 6-4, 5-10.


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