Pune: Sixth seeded Abinava Sweeton hardly broke a sweat to beat Shubhangee Laxmi Shah of Nepal in the second round of the MSLTA KPIT Arun Wakankar Memorial ATF Asian Under- 14 Series Tennis Tournament at MSLTA School of Tennis in Balewadi Tuesday.
Sweeton started with a bang breaking Shah twice to take a 4-0 lead in the first set.
Shah who was not able to control the ball on the court earlier managed to hold her serve in the fifth game to make it 5-1. In the sixth game, Sweeton held her serve to take the first set 6-1. Nothing much changed in the second set as Sweeton kept playing wide winners and wrapped up the second set 6-1 to enter the quarter-finals.
In the boys section, fifth seeded Daksh Agarwal struggled before scoring a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 win over Joshua Eapen. Omaansh Saharia rallied from one set down to survive against Ashwin Manikandan 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Top seeded Shivam Kadam staved off a challenge from Siddharth Marathe 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-0 to make it to the last eight stage.
Wildcard entrants Ruma Gaikaiwari and Saina Deshpande knocked out seeds to advance into the last eight.
Ruma upset seventh seeded Saumya Ronde 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) while Saina Deshpande toppled eighth seeded Kaashvi Thapliyal 6-2, 6-2.
Boys: 1-Shivam Kadam bt wc-Siddharth Marathe 6-7 (4-7),6-2, 6-0; Daksh Agarwal (5) bt q-Joshua Eapen 7-5, 5-7, 6-2; 3-Anargha Ganguly bt Ishan Jigali 6-2, 6-2; 6-Manuel Josh bt Ananmay Upadhyay 6-2, 6-1; Manas Dhamne bt Samar Malhotra 6-0, 6-3; 4-Nithis Nallusamy bt Pranav Gadgil 6-1, 6-1; Omaansh Saharia bt Ashwin Manikandan 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; 2-Krishang Raghuvanshi bt Varshith Kumar Marreddy 6-0, 7-5.
First Round: Ashwin Manikandan and Vineeth Mutyala bt Neel Joglekar and Arnav Paparkar 6-3, 6-3; 4-Pranav Gadgil and Jaishnav Shinde bt Eshan Degamwar and Sudhanshu Sawant 4-6, 6-3, 10-6; Kanav Dawer and Sparsh Parmar bt Ved Pawar and Ananmay Upadhyay 6-3, 6-2; Joshua Eapen and Arnav Oruganty bt Omaansh Saharia and Navya Verma 1-6, 6-4, 10-6; Siddharth Marathe and Aryan Sutar bt Aryan Hood and Aryan Kotasthane 1-6, 6-1, 10-8.
Girls: 1-Pari Singh bt WC-Kashish Bote 6-3, 7-5; Ruma Gaikaiwari bt 7-Saumya Ronde 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); 3-Shruti Ahlawat bt Shrwani Khawale 6-1, 6-1; 6-Abinava Sweeton bt Shubhangee Laxmi Shah (Nep) 6-1, 6-1; 5-Nandini Dixit bt Gautami Khaire 6-4, 6-2; Saina Deshpande (US) bt 8-Kaashvi Thapliyal 6-2, 6-2; 4-Veda Prapurna bt Anya Jecob 6-3, 6-4; Sonal Patil bt Rijul Sidnale 7-6 (7-6), 6-4.
Doubles: First round: Nandini Dixit and Madhurima Sawant bt Gautami Khaire and Shravani Khawale 6-4, 6-0; Nupur Gupta and Kaashvi Thapliyal bt Jigyasa Narsinghani and Vaidehi Narsinghani 6-2, 6-3; Kashish Bote and Rijul Sidanale bt Siyaa Deshmukh and Ruma Gaikaiwari 6-1, 1-6, 10-5; Saina Deshpande and Sonal Patil bt 4-Shubhangee Laxmi Shah and Abhinaya Sweeton 6-4, 6-3; Tamanna Saini and Khushi Sharma bt Sachi Patwardhan and Sameeksha Shroff 6-4, 6-2.