India’s teenage rising desk tennis star Diya Chitale gained the gold medal within the U-19 Ladies’ singles occasion of the WTT Youth Contender Lima 2022, beating Colombia’s Juhana Lozada 3-0 within the ultimate.
The Mumbai-based Diya scored an authoritative win towards Juliana Lozada 11-6, 11-2, 11-5 in 31 minutes on the Villa Deportiva Nacional, Lima, Peru, on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Diya was dominant from the opening spherical and progressed to the winner’s podium with out dropping a recreation.
The excessive level of her success was her fluent victory towards Laura Watanabe of Brazil, the present South American Youth Champion within the quarterfinals. Diya accomplished a fast 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 win in slightly over half-hour. Within the penultimate spherical, Diya defeated Brianna Burgos of Puerto Rico 11-5, 11-2, 11-5.
“I really feel actually nice, that is the primary time that I’ve gained a WTT occasion, so it is vitally good for my profession and I really feel very glad. I ready very effectively. I centered on every match and had additionally analysed my opponents that’s the reason I performed so effectively,” a jubilant Diya was quoted as saying in a launch on Sunday.
After successful a number of Bronze medals within the U-19 Ladies occasions over the past yr, Diya lastly managed to go the space this time in Peru to win her first WTT title.
Diya has additionally been taking big strides within the Girls’s class on the Indian Nationwide circuit. Within the not too long ago concluded Nationwide season, Diya ended as India Rank 3 within the girls’s class, thereby being eligible for choice to the Commonwealth Video games workforce.
Her performances within the nationwide circuit embrace successful the gold medal within the Nationwide Rating Event in Indore in January 2022, and her first-ever girls’s title at age 18. Within the Nationwide Championships in Shillong in April 2022, Diya gained the bronze medal within the girls’s doubles occasion and the silver medal within the girls’s workforce occasion. In recognition of her constant efficiency, she was declared the Greatest Junior Participant collaborating within the senior nationals.
Diya has been chosen as one of many eight probables for the Commonwealth Video games workforce. If this younger proficient Mumbai participant will get chosen for the Commonwealth Video games workforce, it’ll present her with the proper publicity to get groomed for the longer term.