Mustafa M Raja bags title, ranks first in state

City’s nine-year old tennis sensation Mustafa M Raja has won his 4th AITA tennis tournament of the year which was organised by KSLTA at the Cubbon Park tennis stadium in Bengaluru, on Sunday.  By virtue of his wins this year he now claims to be the No 1 player in this category in the state.

He played well throughout the tournament and defeated his rival Jason in the finals with a comfortable margin.

Mustafa has won several other local tournaments this year. The list of AITA nationals won by him this year includes AITA Mysuru Open in January; AITA Wadiyar Memorial tournament at Palace Grounds, Bengaluru in April; AITA KSLTA tournament at Cubbon Park, Bengaluru in May and AITA KSLTA tournament at Cubbon Park in June.

Brief scores: R1 – Bye;  R2 – 7,0;  R3 – 7,1; QF – 7,4; SF – 4,0 and 4,0 and finals against Jason – 4,2 and 4,1.

Mustafa is a student of Excel Public School and does his training at Nagaraja Tennis Centre.  He is the son of Murtuza Raja and Farida Raja.

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