Saina, Daksh topple seeds to enter final

Sakal Times
Friday, 13 April 2018

Pune: Saina Deshpande came out with an impressive performance to outshine second seed Lolakshi Kankariya 6-3, 6-4 to enter the girls final of the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Arun Wakankar Memorial All India Ranking Talent under-16 Series tennis tournament at SP College Tennis Courts on Thursday.

In the finals, Deshpande will clash with Ruma Gaikaiwari, who stopped the fine run of Kolhapur girl Sonal Patil 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 6-3. In the boys finals, third seed Daksh Agarwal will take on second seed  and season campaignerYashraj Dalvi, who defeated Manas Dhamne 6-3, 6-1.

Pune: Saina Deshpande came out with an impressive performance to outshine second seed Lolakshi Kankariya 6-3, 6-4 to enter the girls final of the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Arun Wakankar Memorial All India Ranking Talent under-16 Series tennis tournament at SP College Tennis Courts on Thursday.

In the finals, Deshpande will clash with Ruma Gaikaiwari, who stopped the fine run of Kolhapur girl Sonal Patil 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 6-3. In the boys finals, third seed Daksh Agarwal will take on second seed  and season campaignerYashraj Dalvi, who defeated Manas Dhamne 6-3, 6-1.

Results: (Under-16)
Girls: 
Semi-final: Ruma Gaikaiwari bt Sonal Patil 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 6-3; 5-Saina Deshpande bt 2-Lolakshi Kankariya 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles: 
Quarterfinals: Siya Deshmukh and Ruma Gaikaiwari bt Khushi Sharma and 1-Kkhushi Kinger 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3); 4-Sonal Patil and Pari Chavan bt Aastha Khare and Agrima Tiwari 6-0, 6-4; 3-Lolakshi Kankariya and Samiksha Shroff bt Mayukhi Sengupta and Gautami Khaire 7-5, 6-4; 2-Madhurima Sawant and Anya Jecob bt Swara Katakar and Sanchita Nagarkar  6-1, 6-3.

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