Indian team for World Junior tennis announced

July 26th, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Saturday named a four-member team to lead the country’s challenge in finals of the World Junior Tennis Championships at Prostejov in the Czech Republic Aug 3-9. Ronit Bisht, Digvijaysingh Mehta, Ramkumar Ramanathan and non-playing captain Sunil Yajaman will represent India. The same team had secured the third place in the Asia Oceania Qualifying zone.

Bisht and Mehta are already in Europe as a part of ITF Asian under-14 team to participate in Tennis Europe under-14 circuit and will join Yajaman and Ramkumar in Prostejov from Belgium.

The event constitutes the top 16 teams of the world. China, Korea and Australia are the other teams to qualify from the region.

“AITA has selected the best players in the country to be a part of the team and I am sure under the experienced hands of Captain Sunil Yajaman, the team will do well in the competition,” said Anil Khanna, AITA secretary general.

Yajaman said “I am confident of the boys putting up a good show. Ronit and Digvijay are already in Europe and would get valuable experience playing on European clay which should help them in the Championships. The team is elated and are eagerly looking forward to play in the competition.”

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