Suraj Prabodh, V.M. Ranjeet, Sai Samitha move into semis

October 10, 2018 11:21 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Top seed and qualifier Suraj Prabodh of Karnataka  and fifth seed V.M. Ranjeet of Tamil Nadu moved into men's siingles of the “The Tribune” State Tennis Championship for Men and Women and  CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-16 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

 Suraj defeated Shivam Dalmia in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Former Davis Cupper and national champion V.M. Ranjeet  terminated the challenge of  Sahil Gaware in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Jatin Dahiya and Kunal Anand also advanced into semifinals. Jatin Dahiya from Delhi upset fourth seed and former CLTA trainee Ishaque Eqbal (WB) 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-0, in the fourth quarter-final sixth seed Kunal Anand of Delhi beat third seed  Mohit Mayur (TN) 6-2, 1-0 (Retired),  

In the women’s singles quarterfinals top seed Sai Samitha of Tamilnadu defeated Prathyusha Rachapudi 3-6, 5-0 (conceded). In another quarterfinals second seed Humera Shaik defeated Kaavya Sawhney of CLTA in 3 setter marathon match. Humera Shaik lost the first set 6-7(4) and 1-4 down in the second set. Humera come back strongly and took next six games in a row to close the  set 6-4. In the third and deciding set Humera used her experience and won the set and match 6-3. Farat Aleen Qamar and Prathiba Narayan also advanced into semifinals.      

In juniors girls under-16 singles quarterfinals 2nd seed Aditi Singh defeated Harnoor Kaur Sidhu in 3 setter match 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Top seed Riya Kaushik defeated Snigdha Sran 6-1, 6-3. In juniors boys under-16 singles quarterfinals   top seed Abhay Mohan defeated Harmanjot Singh 6-3, 6-4. In another quarterfinals Shubham Kunadu defeated Parth Goel.

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