Pune: Ashwin Manikandan stopped a fighting Parsh Parmar 6-2, 7-6,(7-4) to qualify for the boys main draw at the MSLTA KPIT-Arun Wakankar Memorial ATF Asian Under-14 Series Tennis Tournament being played at the MSLTA School of Tennis Mhalunge, Balewadi Tennis Complex here on Sunday.
Navya Verma, Vineeth Mutyala, Aryan Kotasthane, Ashwin Manikandan, Arnav Oruganti, Ananmay Upadhyay and Joshua Eapen were the other qualifiers in the boys section.
In the girls section, city girls Ishanya Hatankar, Siya Deshmukh, Shravani Khawale, Samiksha Shroff, Anya Jacob, Gauri Mangaonkar alongwith Rishita Agarwal, Suhani Madan and Samruddhi Pokhran qualified for the main draw which begins on Monday.
Navya Verma defeated Ishaan Godhbharle with the score reading 6-1, 6-2 while Vineeth Mutyala defeated Om Patole 6-1, 6-1. Aryan Kotasthane defeated Neel Joglekar 7-5, 6-1.