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Siddhant, Dhruv and Sacchitt move into q-finals

January 04, 2017 09:18 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Top seed Siddhant Banthia, Dhruv Sunish and Sacchitt Sharma were the three Indians who advsanced to the men's singles quarter-finals of the ITF Junior Tennis Tournament being played at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

In the boys pre-quarter finals top seed Siddhant Banthia defeated Nikit Reddy of USA in an easy match by conceding only one game 6-0, 6-1. Dhruv Sunish of India defeated Grant Freddie of Great Britain in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Sacchitt Sharma prevailed over. Siddharth Thakran 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 in an all-India affair.

Unseeded Sergey of Uzbekistan staged a fine rally to oust sixth seeded Indian Parikshit 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. Fifth seed Dostanbek Tashbulatov of Kazakshtan rallied to snuff out the challenge of Alex Solanki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. In another three-setter match Tonkla Mulada of Thailand disposed of the challenge of.Abhimanyu Vannemreddy of India 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In the girls pre quarters top seed Mehak Jain of India defeated Aesha Patel of USA in an easy match without conceding a single game 6-0, 6-0.

In another match Tanisha Kashyap defeated Prinkle Singh of CLTA. In the first set Tanisha was serving for the set and had two set points. Prinkle saved those set points and made it 6-6. In the tie break Prinkle was leading 5-2, after that Tanisha came back strongly and closed the set 7-6(5).

In the second set both players held their serve and made it 4-4. In the ninth game Tanisha broke Prinkle’s serve and was serving for the match. Finally Tanisha closed the second set and match 6-4. Shivani Amineni of India upset fifth seed Kuan Yi Lee in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Other players who moved into quarters are Akanksha Bhan of India, Axana Mareen (BEL), Thasaporn Naklo (THA), Rhea Verma (IND), Vedehi Chaudhary (IND).

In the boys doubles CLTA players Calvin Golmei and Rishabh Sharda enter semi finals. In the quarter finals Calvin and Rishabh defeated Freddie Grant and Roko Savin in a three setter match 4-6, 7-5, 10-5. Uisung Park / Hua-Chen Yu, Vasisht Cheruku / Jack Draper and Siddhant Banthia / Parikshit Somani also moved into semis.

In the girls doubles Shivani Amineni and Vaidehi Chaudhary upset second seed Mehak Jain and Victoria in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Other players who moved into doubles semis are Harsha Sai Challa / Sabhyata Nihalani, Kuan Yi Lee / Mananchaya Sawangkaew and Adehhina Esther / Heath Gamma.

Results:

Boys singles (Pre Quarters): Siddhant Banthia (IND) [1] bt. Nikit Reddy (USA) 6-0, 6-1, Jack Draper (GBR) [3] bt. Vasisht Cheruku (IND) 6-3, 6-2, Dhruv Sunish (IND) bt. Freddie Grant (GBR) 6-4, 6-2, Sergey Fomin (UZB) bt. Parikshit Somani (IND) [6] 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, Dostanbek Tashbulatov (KAZ) [5] bt. Alex Solanki (IND) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, Tonkla Mulada (THA) bt. Abhimanyu Vannemreddy (IND) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, Roko Savin (CRO) bt. Arthur Craig Pantino (PHI) 6-2, 6-4, Sacchitt Sharma (IND) bt. Siddharth Thakran (IND) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Girls singles (Pre Quarters): Tanisha Kashyap (IND) bt. Prinkle Singh (IND) 7-6(6), 6-4, Akanksha Bhan (IND) [6] bt. Gemma Heath (GBR) 6-3, 6-2, Axana Mareen (BEL) [4] bt. Shivani Manjanna (IND) 6-0, 6-0, Thasaporn Naklo (THA) [3] bt. Victoria Kalaitzis (BEL) 6-2, 6-3, Shivani Amineni (IND) bt. Kuan Yi Lee (TPE) [5] 6-1, 6-3, Rhea Verma (IND) bt.Mananchaya Sawangkaew (THA) 6-1, 7-6(4), Mahak Jain (IND) [1] bt. Aesha Patel (USA) 6-0, 6-0, Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND) bt. Sabhyata Nihalani (IND) 6-4, 6-3.

Boys doubles (Quarters): Uisung Park / Hua-Chen Yu [1] bt. Megh Bhargav Patel / Alex Solanki 6-1, 7-5, Calvin Golmei/Rishabh Sharda bt. Freddie Grant/Roko Savin 4-6, 7-5, 10-5, Vasisht Cheruku / Jack Draper bt. Sergey Fomin / Dostanbek Tashbulatov [4] 3-6, 6-1, 12-10, Siddhant Banthia / Parikshit Somani [2] bt. Bollipalli Ritik/Machera 6-2, 6-2.

Girls doubles (Quarters): Harsha Sai Challa / Sabhyata Nihalani bt. Thasaporn Naklo / Mihika Yadav [1] 6-2, 0-6, 10-6, Kuan Yi Lee / Mananchaya Sawangkaew [4] bt. Ebrhim Aaliya / Patel Aesha 6-2, 6-2, Adehhina Esther / Heath Gamma bt. [3]Karim Janova / Mareen Axana7-5, 6-2, Shivani Amineni / Vaidehi Chaudhary bt. Mahak Jain / Victoria Kalaitzis [2] 6-3, 6-3.

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