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Faisal and Shaikh Humera cruise into semi-finals

October 11, 2017 11:20 PM
Punjab News Express |Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Top seed Faisal Qamar from Rajasthan defeated 5th seed Kunal Vazirani of Maharastra in straight set 6-4, 6-4 in the men's singles quarter-final of  "The Tribune” Chandigarh State Tennis Championships for Men and Women and CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournaments for Boys and Girls under-14  at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today. 
Qualifier 8th seed Anvit Bendre moved into semifinals as he defeated Paramveer Singh Bajwa in a easy match 6-1, 6-2. Fourth seed Mohit Mayur and 6th seed Vijay Kanan also moved into semifinals.   
SOHA STUNS 2ND SEED SARA: Soha S. caused a big upset by shocking second seed Sara Yadav in a 3 setter match in the women's quarter-final outing. Soha lost the 1st set 2-6. One set down Soha fought back and won the second and third sets 6-1, 7-6(6). In another quarter-final match Shaikh Humera defeated Vanshita Pathania in straight sets 6-1, 7-6(4). 
Shrishti Daas and Snehal Mane also moved into semifinals.      
In the men’s doubles quarterfinals top seed Anvit Bendre/ Ankit Chopra defeated Parikshit Somani / Paramveer Singh Bajwa in close match 6-4, 4-6, 12-10.
 In the women’s doubles quarterfinals Himaanshika / Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa defeated Adrija Biswas / Dakshita Girishkumar 6-4, 2-6, 11-9.  
  In the boys under-14 singles quarterfinals top seed Gaurav Kumar of CLTA defeated 6th seed Aryan Thakur in straight sets 7-5, 6-3. Fourth seed Parth Goel defeated Wyatt ‘O’ Brein 6-3, 6-2. Sarthak Arora also moved into semifinals.
HARNOOR UPSETS TOP SEED PAWANDEEP: In the girl’s under-14 singles quarterfinals 6th seed Harnoor Kaur Sidhu defeated top seed Pawandeep Kaur in straight sets. 6-3, 6-2. Second seed Riya Kaushik defeated Anusha Verma in a easy match 6-0, 6-0. Catherine Bhangu and Shreya Gautam also moved into semifinals.
Results
Men's singles (q-finals): Faisal Qamar [1] (RJ) bt. Kunal Vazirani [5] (MH) 6-4, 6-4,  Anvit Bendre [8] (MH) bt. Paramveer Singh Bajwa 6-1, 6-2, Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash [4] bt. Chinmay Pradhan 6-3, 6-2, Vijay Kanan [6] (TN) bt. Gaurang Gaurang (DL) 6-3, 6-3.
Women’s singles (q-finals):  Shaikh Humera bt. Vanshita Pathania (KA) 6-1, 7-6(4), Shrishti Daas (MH) bt. Iska Teertha (AP) 7-6(7), 6-2, Snehal Mane (MH) bt. Shivani Sravya (TS) 6-0, 6-1,      Soha S [5] (KA) bt. Sara Yadav [2] (MP) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(6).
Men’s doubles (q-finals):  Anvit Bendre (MH)/ Ankit Chopra (PB) [1] bt. Parikshit Somani (AS) / Paramveer Singh Bjawa (PB) 6-4, 4-6, 12-10, Kunal Vazirani (MH) / Rishi Reddy (KA) bt. Prashant Selvaraj (TN) / Mohit Mayur (TN) 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-6, Rohan Bhatia (MH) / Anurag Nenwani (DL) [4] bt. Taha Kapadia (TS) Udayan Bhakar (GJ) 7-6(7), 7-6(1), Ishaque Iqbal (WB) / Yash Yadav (MP) bt. Faisal Qamar (RJ) / Niklesh Kanojia (MP) 7-5, 7-5.
Women’s doubles (q-finals):   Sara Yadav (MP) / Dedeepya Y Sai (TS) bt. Shivani Sravya C (TS) / Yubrani Banerjee (WB) 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-8,  Shrishti Daas (MH) / Soha S. (KA) w/o Shwetha Chandra Rana (DL) / Shaikh Humera (TS) [3], Harshita Chugh (HR) / Avika Sagwal (DL) bt. Avishka Gupta (JH) / Shruti Gupta (WB) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4,  Himaanshika (CH) / Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa (PB) bt. Adrija Biswas (WB) / Dakshata Girishkumar (MH) 6-4, 2-6, 11-9.
Boys under-14 singles (q-finals):  Gaurav Kumar [1] (CH) bt. Aryan Thakur [6] (CH) 7-5, 6-3,   Samar Bir Singh Sidhu (PB) bt. Prabhjeet Singh Chandhok(MH) 7-5, 6-0, Parth Goel [4] (CH) bt. Wyatt ‘O’ Brien [5] (WB) 6-3, 6-2, Sarthak Arora (PB) bt. Sarthak Gandhi [8] 7-6(4), 6-4.
Girls under-14 singles (q-finals):   Harnoor Kaur Sidhu [6] (HR) bt. Pawandeep Kaur [1] (PB) 6-3, 6-2, Catherine Bhangu [3] (CH) bt. Mansi Malha (RJ) 6-4, 7-6(4), Shreya Goutam [8] (TN) bt. Milli Pandit [4] (CH) 6-1, 6-2,  Riya Kaushik [2] (CH) bt. Anusha Verma (HR) 6-1, 6-1

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