First Posted: 1/22/2012
Anita Ghosh, of Dallas, won the Girls 18 Under division of the Birchwood Holiday Classic Tennis Championships in Clarks Summit.
Over 120 junior tennis players from the Middle States section participated in this Eastern Pennsylvania District event.
A junior at Wyoming Seminary, Ghosh was playing in her first USTA sanctioned event since an injury took her off the court in August.
In the semi final, she defeated schoolmate and best friend Alyssa Joanlanne, of Dallas, 6-3, 6-3. The final was one of the closest matches of the tournament.
Ghosh found herself leading, 5-2, in the first set against Lindsey Tennis, of Philadelphia, but lost the lead and barely hung on to win the first set, 7-5. Tennis won the second, 4-6. The match was determined by a match tie-breaker to 10 points with a two-point advantage.
The tie break went back and forth as both players had match points until Ghosh drove a forehand deep in the corner and forced an error to win the tournament.
Alyssa and Nathalie Joanlanne paired up to win the Girls 18 Under Doubles division.
In the final, they defeated Allie Pusateri, of Clarks Summit, and Abriana Nolan, of Honesdale, 8-5.