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Karim Bennani, Pavitra Parikh win TFG/ITF J5 titles

By Gabriel Amoakoh || Contributor
Tennis Desmond Ayaaba and Raphael Nii Ankrah
AUG 15, 2022 LISTEN
Desmond Ayaaba and Raphael Nii Ankrah

Tournament number four Morocco’s Karim Bennani won his first title in Ghana beating Ghana’s Raphael Nii Ankrah 6-2, 6-2 in the boy’s singles final at the National Tennis Center, Accra.

The Moroccan needed just an hour and 5 minutes to win a one-sided match against the Ghanaian.

Speaking to this portal, Bennani said "it is the best thing winning my first ITF junior title and I had an unbelievable week, would consider it as the best week of my life so far."

In the girl’s category, India’s Pavitra Parikh beat Togolese Valentine Talaki in three sets 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 to win Tennis Foundation Ghana’s Open ITF J5 Accra girl’s singles championship.

Earlier on, Pavitra Parikh of India and Shahd Habib of Egypt won the girl's doubles title after beating Tamara Ermakova and Israel’s Mori Grylak 6-4,4-6,10-7.

It was an all Ghanaian affair in the boy's doubles final as Desmond Ayaaba partnered Raphael Nii Ankrah to beat Ishmael Nii Nortey Dowouna and Abubakari Yakubu Lea 6-4,3-6,(10-8).

Boy's singles winner Karim Bennani of MoroccoBoy's singles winner Karim Bennani of Morocco

Girl's singles winner Pavitra Parikh of IndiaGirl's singles winner Pavitra Parikh of India

Boys doubles champions Ghanaian duo Desmond Ayaaba and Raphael Nii AnkrahBoys doubles champions Ghanaian duo

Desmond Ayaaba and Raphael Nii Ankrah

Girls doubles Champions Pavitra Parikh of India and Shahd Habib of EgyptGirls doubles Champions

Pavitra Parikh of India and Shahd Habib of Egypt

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