15 Oct 2016

Ajeet Rai
- Auckland ITF Indoor Junior Champion and ITF Waikato Bays U18  Championship

Rai won the ITF Waikato Bays U18 Championships with a 3 set win in the singles (7-5 6-7 6-2) and lost the doubles in a third set super tiebreak (3-6 7-5 10-7).  A week earlier, Rai had a win in the Auckland ITF (International Tennis Federation) Indoor Junior Championships. Top seeded Rai, 17, didn't drop a set as he won the title, defeated sixth seed Michael Shepheard (Australia) 6-2 6-3 in the final. In fact, Rai was the only New Zealand male to make the semifinals in singles. The other three players were all from Australia.  Rai should see his current ranking of 134 improve to inside the top 100 when the new rankings are released in the next couple of weeks.