Pune: Ronin Lotlikar entered into the main draw defeating Mohammad Kaif 6-1, 6-2 in the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Ravine Hotel National Series Under 16 Tennis Tournament at the Ravine Hotel tennis courts in Panchgani on Sunday.
Arnav Patange also had an easy passage to the main draw, as he defeated Kunal Pawar 6-1, 6-1. For Daksh Pawar, it turned out to be a one-sided contest, as secured an easy 6-1. 6-2 victory over Parth Bhoite.
Later in the day, Farhan Patrawala ousted Pranav Hegeree 6-3, 6-1 while Dhruv Suresh scored an easy 6-0, 6-3 victory over Armaan Ahmed.
In the toughest match of the day, Vedant Mistri fought hard to defeat Aayu Shindlekar 7-6 (12-10), 6-2.
Among girls, seasoned campaigner Gargi Pawar moved into main draw with 6-1, 6-0 victory over Vyomma Bhaskar. Aarni Reddy got better of Saina Deshpande 6-4, 7-5.
In the next match, Reshma Maruri scored a victory in three sets over Harshali Mandavkar. Reshma started off well taking the first set 6-4. Harshali fought back, taking the second set 6-2. In the decider, Reshma held her nerves to win the set 6-2.
Results: (Final qualifying round)
Boys: Arnav Patange bt Kunal Pawar 6-1, 6-1; Daksha Agarwal bt Parth Bhoite 6-1, 6-2; Ronin Lotlikar bt Mohammad Kaif 6-1, 6-2; Dhruv Suresh bt Armaan Ahmed 6-0, 6-3; Farhan Patrawala bt Pranav Hegeree 6-3, 6-1; Arjun Chatterji bt Kris Nasa 6-3, 6-1; Kafil Kadvekar bt Anand Marathe 6-3, 6-3; Vedant Mistri bt Aayu Shindlekar 7-6 (12-10), 6-2.
Girls: Gargi Pawar bt Vyomma Bhaskar 6-1, 6-0; Sharnya Gaware bt Gia Perira 6-1, 6-0; Vipasha Mehra bt Lakshanya Vishwanath 6-0, 6-4; Aarni Reddy bt Saina Deshpande 6-4, 7-5; Reshma Maruri bt Harshali Mandavkar 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Kotistha Modak bt Maithili Mothe 6-2 6-4; Madhurima Sawant bt Riya Bhosale 7-6 (9-7), 6-3; Swarda Parab bt Suhita Maruri 6-3, 6-3.