Zeel Desai’s impressive run in MCC Nationals at Chennai continued for yet another season as the youngster from Ahmedabad defended her under-18 crown on Saturday.
In the final, Zeel brushed aside India number six Sama Sathwika of Andhra Pradesh 6-0, 6-3 win the title.
The India number four, in the under-18 category, was at her best as she beat India number 31 Harsha Sai Challa of Andhra Pradesh 6-1, 6-2 in the prequarters. In the quarters, her opponent and India number 14 Abinikka Renganathan conceded the match with Zeel leading 5-0 in the first set.
In the semis, Zeel made a short work of India number seven Vanshika Sawhney of Delhi 6-3, 6-2.