Pune: Fifth seed Arnav Paparkar alongwith Prathamesh Patil , Azmeer Shaikh, Jui Kale, Riya Matharoo registered wins in their respective categories to enter the quarterfinals of Under 12 National Ranking Pravin Trophy Tennis Tournament here on Wednesday.
Paparkar brushed aside Keval Kirpekar 6-2, 6-0 in just over 20 minutes to make a strong statement. He made a good use of his strong forehand to exploit his opponents’ weak backhand and collect points at will.
He was joined in the next round by Prathamesh Patil , Azmeer Shaikh, Jui Kale, Riya Matharoo, who all caused upsets to move into the quarterfinal round at the Hill Side Gymkhana tennis courts, Bibwewadi. In the boys event unseeded Prathamesh Patil scored a 6-3, 6-3 win over sixth seeded Anirudh Nallaparaju. In another upset Azmeer Shaikh upset seventh seeded Radheya Shahane 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 To make the last eight.
Manas Dhamne lived up to his top billing as he lost just a game in a 6-0, 6-1 rout of Shaurya Rade in just under 20 minutes.
In the girls section unseeded Jui Kale upset fourth seeded Hriti Ahuja 6-7(0-7), 6-3, 6-2 while unseeded Riya Matharoo upset third seeded Swara Katkar 6-3, 7-5 to enter the quarterfinals.
First seeded Ira Shah scored a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 win over Prapti Patil.
Purva Bhujbal too recorded a straightforward 6-4, 6-4 win over Akanksha Agnihotri to make to last eight.
Pre-Quarterfinals: 1-Manas Dhamne bt Shaurya Rade 6-0, 6-1; 2-Jaishnav Shinde bt Harsh Thakkar 6-2, 6-3; 3-Raghav Harsh bt Prithviraj Bari 6-2, 6-1; 4-Anshul Satav bt Neel Jogalekar 6-0, 6-2; 5-Arnav Paparkar bt Keval Kirpekar 6-2, 6-0; Prathamesh Patil bt 6-Anirudh Nallaparaju 6-3, 6-3; 7-Azmeer Shaikh bt Radheya Shahane 7-5, 1-6, 6-2; Ashwin Narsinghani bt Eshan Degamwar 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Pre-Quarterfinals: 1-Ira Shah bt Prapti Patil 6-1, 3-6, 6-0; 2-Ruma Gaikaiwari bt Saisha Karekar 6-0, 6-0; Riya Matharoo bt 3-Swara Katkar 6-3, 7-5; 4-Jui Kale bt Hriti Ahuja 6-7 (0-7), 6-3, 6-2; 5-Anannya Bhatia bt Shreeya Deshpande 6-4, 6-3; 6-Kashmira Sumbre bt Sanchita Nagarkar 6-3, 6-1; 7-Aditi Lakhe bt Urvee Kate 6-1, 6-4; Purva Bhujbal bt Aakanksha Agnihotri 6-4, 6-4.