City’s upcoming 10-year-old tennis player Mustafa M Raja notched up his first AITA 12 and Under National Ranking Talent Series Tournament by winning the Manasarowara Pushkarni Vidyashrama Cup at the Nagaraj Tennis Centre.
This is Mustafa’s first AITA under-12 victory and his 10th AITA title overall.
It was a draw of 64 for boys under-12 players from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telengana had gathered to participate in the tournament.
Mustafa was top seeded in the tournament and cleared 6 rounds to clinch the coveted title. He picked up 8 national ranking points by virtue of this win. Mustafa won 45 games throughout the tournament while dropping only 9.
Brief scores: R1 – Bye; R2 – 8,0; Pre Quarters – 8,0; Quarter Finals – 8,1; Semi Finals – 9,2 and Finals against Mutyala Vinneth from Hyderabad – 6,2 and 6,4.
Mustafa is a student of Excel Public School and is the son of Murtuza Raja and Farida Raja. -KK