Mihika, Aryaan win to make semifinals

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Mihika Yadav and Aryaan Bhatia scored contrasting wins in girls Under-21 and boys Under-17 categories to keep Maharashtra’s hopes alive in tennis competition at the Khelo India Youth Games here on Tuesday.

Pune: Mihika Yadav and Aryaan Bhatia scored contrasting wins in girls Under-21 and boys Under-17 categories to keep Maharashtra’s hopes alive in tennis competition at the Khelo India Youth Games here on Tuesday.

Aryaan upset top seed Ajay Malik of Haryana 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinal face-off and joined Haryana’s Sushant Dabas, who beat Kisan Hooda of Chandigarh 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, in the last four stage.

In the other quarter-final, Krish Patel of Gujarat defeated Gurustat Makkar of Chandigarh 6-2, 6-2 and will now face Divesh Gahlot of Haryana, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Dev Javia of Gujarat.

Second seeded Humera Shaik of Telangana was knocked out in the Under-21 category by Kaavya Sawhney of Uttar Pradesh 6-3, 6-2.

Results:
Quarterfinals: Boys Under-17: Sushant Dabas (Har) bt Kisan Hooda (Chd) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2; Aryaan Bhatia (Mah) bt Ajay Malik (Har) 6-4, 6-4; Krish Patel (Guj) bt Gurustat Makkar (Chd) 6-2, 6-2; Divesh Gahlot (Har) bt Dev Javia (Guj) 6-4, 6-2.
Women Under-21: Mahak Sain(MP) bt Vaidehi Chaudhari(Guj) 7-5, 6-3; Kaavya Sawhney (UP) bt Humera Shaik (Tel) 6-3, 6-2; Zeel Desai (Guj) bt Rashmikaa B (Tel) 6-0, 6-0; Mihika Yadav (Mah) bt Kaavya B (TN) 6-0, 6-2.

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