The girls' final, which lasted nearly four hours, saw Snigdha and Zynah fight for every point. After wresting the initiative at 5-4, Zynah used her lobs to good use and won the first set 6-4.
However, the 12-year-old Snigdha made a strong comeback in the next set, racing to a 4-1 lead. Although she lost two games, she got her nerves under control and clinched the second at 6-3. In the final set, Zynah, after trailing 1-4, won two games on-the-trot to reduce the deficit. However, both held their serves as the seventh-standard student clinched the decider 6-4.
Boys' singles U-14 (seedings in bracket): Arya Ganapathy (1) bt 4-Gandharv GK 6-2, 6-3.
Boys' doubles: Nikhil Sreenivas/Lethaeesh Kombila bt Gandharv GK/Praneet Gogineni 6-2, 7-5.
Girls' singles U-14: Snigdha Kanta (2) bt 1-Zynah Amber Salar 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
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