Close matches mark opening day
MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Ravine Hotel National Series Under-16 Tennis Tournament
Pune: Close encounters marked the opening day of the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Ravine Hotel National Series Under-16 Tennis Tournament which commenced at the Ravine Hotel tennis courts in Panchgani on Saturday.
In the first round qualifying matches, Parth Bhoite edged Soham Kalge 9-8 (4) while Ayan Tejabwala prevailed over Vineeth Mutyala 9-7.
In the girls section, Jiya Pereira scraped past Khushi Rangdhol 9-8 (5) while Madhurima Sawant got past Pari Chavan 9-8 (4).
Results: First Qualifying round:
Boys: Kunal Pawar bt Namit Mishra 9-4; Parth Bhoite bt Soham Kalge 9-8 (4); Dhruv Suresh bt Sarthak Kalge 9-1; Pranav Heggree bt Atharva Salunkhepatil 9-5; Ayush Hindlekar bt Atharva Patil 9-4; Ayan Tejabwala bt Vineeth Mutyala 9-7; Ved Kulkarni bt Aditya Shinde 9-0;
Girls: Vyyoma Bhaskar bt Inika Reddy 9-4; Jiya Pereira bt Khushi Rangdhol 9-8(5); Lakshanya Vishwanath bt Sonal Patil 9-4; Saina Deshpande bt Harshali Mandavkar 9-5; Reshma Maruri bt Samiksha Shroff 9-3; Maithili Mothe bt Sanjivani Kutwal 9-2; Madhurima Sawant bt Pari Chavan 9-8(4); Riya Bhosale bt Anya Jecob 9-3; Swarda Parab bt Harshita Bangera 9-4; Suhita Maruri bt Niharika Deshmukh 9-1.