Yashraj storms into semi-finals

Sports Reporter
Friday, 3 November 2017

Yashraj Dalvi beats Anirudh Krishna; Rutuja Chaphalkar scores victory over Srujana Rayarala

Aurangabad: Tenth seeded Yashraj Dalvi of Maharashtra scored a morale boosting three-set win over Anirudh Krishna of Haryana to storm into the semifinals of the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise Under-14 national Tennis Tournament being organised by Endurance Marathwada at the MSLTA tennis Center in Aurangabad on Thursday.

Yashraj’s win came on the back of fifth seeded Rutuja Chaphalkar’s 6-3, 7-6(7-0) upset win over second seeded Srujana Rayarala.

The 13-year old from Pune outsmarted Rayarala from Telangana in an hour and 20 minutes to enter the semifinals and will now clash with another Telangana player Adithi Are who upset 15th seeded Poorvi Bhatt of Uttar Pradesh. Adithi after losing first set 3-6 rallied back strongly and tool second and third set  7-5, 7-5. 

Top seeded Sudipta Kumar of Mumbai got past sixth seeded Renne Singla of Haryana 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) to set up a clash with third seeded Sanjana Sirimalla of Telangana, who rallied out 10th seed Aditi Narayan of karnataka 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).

In the Boys singles top seeded Krishan Hooda of Chandigarh faced no trouble in defeating seventh seeded Dhanya Shah of Gujarat 6-2, 6-2  with easeto set up a semifinal clash with fourth seeded Aman Dahiya of Haryana who ousted fifth seeded Chirag Duhan, also of Haryana, 6-3, 6-1.

Results: (Quarterfinals)
Boys: 1-Krishan Hooda(Cht) bt 7-Dhanya Shah(Guj) 6-2, 6-2; 4-Aman Dahiya(Har) bt 5-Chirag Duhan(Har) 6-3, 6-1; 10-Yashraj Dalvi (Mah) bt Anirudh Krishna (Har) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2; 2-Udit Gogoi (Asm) bt 9-Arjun Gohad (Mah) 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: 1-Aman Dahiya and Udit Gogoi bt Karim Khan and Vardhan Karkal 6-2, 6-2; Kishan Hooda and Ajay Singh bt Ronin Lotlikar and Monil Lotlikar 6-3, 6-3; Yashraj Dalvi and 4-Vishesh Patel bt Maanav Jain and Arjun Gohad 6-2, 7-5; 2-Kartik Saxena and Chirag Duhan bt Sanmay Gandhi and Dhanya Shah 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Girls: 1-Sudipta Kumar(Mah) bt 6-Renne Singla (Har) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); 3-Sanjana Sirimalla (Tel) bt 10-Aditi Narayan(Kar)6-2, 7-6 (7-2); Adithi Are(Tel) bt 15-Poorvi Bhatt (UP) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5; 5-Rutuja Chaphalkar Mah) bt 2-Srujana Rayarala (AP) 6-3, 7-6 (7-0).
Doubles: Rutuja 1-Chaphalkar and Naisha Srivastav bt Saniya Masand and Hrudaya Shah 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); 4-Renne Singla and Renee Singh bt Harsshali Mandavkar and Bhumika Tripathi 6-4, 6-4; 3-Sanjana Sirimalla and Kristi Boro bt Hetvee Chaudhari and Vidhi Jain 6-4, 1-6, 10-5; Riya Bhosale and Kashish Bote bt Rijul Sidnale and Tanushri Pandey 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

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