Ram Gonte registers win

SPORTS REPORTER
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The 45-plus section also had local Nitten Kirrtane extend his good run by knocking out Govind Singh 6-1, 6-0 to make it to the quarterfinals. The longest match of the day was won by Shivanand Videkar who got past Harish Daswani 6-0, 4-6, 11-9.  

PUNE: Ram Gonte defeated S Dinesh Kumar from Chennai 6-1, 6-4 in the Men’s Singles 45 plus category pre-quarterfinals of the Solaris GISTA Senior National tennis tournament in progress at Solaris courts, Mayur Colony here on Tuesday.

The 45-plus section also had local Nitten Kirrtane extend his good run by knocking out Govind Singh 6-1, 6-0 to make it to the quarterfinals. The longest match of the day was won by Shivanand Videkar who got past Harish Daswani 6-0, 4-6, 11-9.  

Meanwhile in the 45-plus men’s singles section, Mumbai-based Mayur did not drop a single game to sweep aside Anup Harde 6-0, 6-0 in the easiest match of the day. However, Jayant Pawar in the same section struggled and was made to fight for every point by K Mehar Prakash (Andhra Pradesh) before registering a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9-7) win and advance.

RESULTS: (Men’s Singles)
Quarterfinals:
35 plus: Ravindra Pandey (Pun) bt R. Chandan 6-3, 6-4; Joy Banerjee (Pun) bt Shayne Barretto (Pun) 6-3, 6-4; Mandar Wakankar bt Amit Shinde (Mum) 6-2, 6-4; Santosh Dalvi (Kanpur) bt Amit Kindo (Pun) 6-4, 6-3.
55 plus: Mayur Vasant (Mum) bt Anup Harde 6-0, 6-0; RV Rama Raju (Tel) bt Vijay Desai 6-2, 6-2; Jayant Pawar (Pun) bt K Mehar Prakash (AP) 7-6(5), 7-6(9-7); Pramod Patil (Pun) bt Milind Ghaisas 6-4, 7-5.
60 plus: Yogesh Shah (Ahmedabad) bt CB Hosmat 6-4, 6-0; Murthati Suresh (Tel) bt Sanjay Raskar 6-1, 6-2; Ravindra Nagarkar (Buldhana) bt S.A.N Raju (Vizag) 6-2, 6-2; Abdul Hanif (Indore) bt Mohan Chohan (Mumbai) 6-2, 6-3.
Pre-quarterfinals: 
45 plus: Nitten Kirrtane (Pun) bt Govind Singh 6-1, 6-0; Aashish Dikey (Pun) bt Rajesh Dave (Pusad) 7-5, 6-3; Ajay Kamat (Pun) bt Gajendra Singh 6-1, 6-0; Rahul Vyas (Surat) bt Ram Mohan Nair 6-0, 6-2; Shivanand Videkar bt Harish Daswani 6-0, 4-6, 11-9; Sunil Lulla(Mum) bt Gajanan Kulkarni (Pun) 6-2, 6-1; Aashwini Kumar (Mum) bt Santosh Jaybhai 6-2, 6-0; Ram Gonte bt S Dinesh Kumar (Chennai) 6-1, 6-4.

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