Bhubaneswar: Kabir Hans created history by becoming the first boy from Odisha to win an ITF singles title at World Junior Ranking Tennis Tournament in Guwahati.
In a straight-set victory, Kabir defeated Karan Singh from Haryana 6-0, 6-1. In the doubles, Kabir and Dhruv Tangri defeated Denim Yadav from Madhya Pradesh and Sushant Dabas from Haryana 7-5, 0-6, 10-6.
With the twin wins, he collected 35 points during this tournament.
The tournament was organised from November 18 to 22 at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in Guwahati.
Kabir is also the first player from Odisha to win doubles title in U-18 Boys National Junior Clay Court Tennis Championship held in Chennai in 2018.
Apart from it, he also won U-18 boys singles title at the ARA-AITA National Series Tournament held at Ahmedabad in 2019 and doubles title at the YMCA TTT-ITF Junior (Grade-4) Tennis Tournament held at Chennai in 2019. Currently, he holds 540th position n ITF Junior Ranking with 88.25 points.