Khore, Sharma, Tyagi, Koothrat cause upsets

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 30 May 2019

Qualifier Mahi Khore of Maharashtra, Vamika Sharma of  Delhi, Kriish Tyagi of Karnataka and Rayan Koothrat of Kerala caused the biggest upsets of the day to enter the quarterfinals in the girls and the boys sections at the 13th Yonex Sunrise - MSLTA Ramesh Desai Memorial Junior Tennis Nationals for Boys and Girls in the Under-12 category in progress at GA Ranade Tennis Complex on Wednesday.

Mumbai: Qualifier Mahi Khore of Maharashtra, Vamika Sharma of  Delhi, Kriish Tyagi of Karnataka and Rayan Koothrat of Kerala caused the biggest upsets of the day to enter the quarterfinals in the girls and the boys sections at the 13th Yonex Sunrise - MSLTA Ramesh Desai Memorial Junior Tennis Nationals for Boys and Girls in the Under-12 category in progress at GA Ranade Tennis Complex on Wednesday.

Qualifier Mahi Khore outplayed  her Maharashtra state mate Urvee Kate 6-1, 6-1. Tenth seeded Vamika Sharma scraped past sixth seeded Divya Ungrish 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (3) in an all Delhi clash in the girls Round of 16. 
In the boys event, 11th seeded Kriish Tyagi of Karnataka ousted eighth seeded Praneet Bhatia of Telangana  7-6 (1), 6-4 while unseeded Rayan Koothrat accounted for ninth seeded Neel Joglekar 6-1, 6-4 to make it to the last eight stage.

In a close match, top seeded  Pranav Rethin of Tamil Nadu prevailed over 14th seed Ashwajit Senjam of Manipur 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Second seeded Arnav Paparkar, third seeded Mahalingam Kandhavel, fourth seeded Chaitra Reddy, 10th seeded Victor Mohanram, unseeded Vansh Karma were the others to enter the quarterfinals.

In the girl section, top seeded Riya Sachdeva, second seeded Samiksha Dabas, third seeded Sohini Mohanty, seventh seeded  Asmi Adkar, ninth seeded Raja Kilaru and unseeded  Aishwarya Jadhav made it to the last eight stage.

Results: (Pre- Quarterfinals) 
Boys: 1- Pranav Rethin (TN) bt 14-Ashwajit Senjam (Man) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; 2-Arnav Paparkar (Mah) bt 13-Vedant Bhasin (Mah) 7-6 (3), 6-1; 3-Mahalingam Kandhavel (TN) bt 16-Vishnu Balchandar (Kar) 6-4, 7-5; 4-Chaitra Reddy (Tel) bt 15-Vraj Gohil (Guj) 6-2, 6-2; Rayan Koothrat (Ker) bt 9-Neel Joglekar (Mah) 6-1, 6-4; 11-Kriish Tyagi (Kar) bt 8-Praneet Bhatia (Tel) 7-6 (1), 6-4; 10-Victor Mohanram (Har) bt Mayand Tewary (WB) 1-6, 6-4, 6-0; Vansh Karma (Del) bt Arnav Bishoyi (Tel) 6-3, 6-3.

Girls: (Q) Mahi Khore (Mah) bt 8-Urvee Kate (Mah) 6-1, 6-1; 1-Riya Sachdeva (Del) bt (Q)Avani Chitale (Mah) 6-2, 7-5; 2-Samiksha Dabas (Del) bt Vanya Shrivastav (Kar) 7-5, 6-3; 7-Asmi Adkar (Mah) bt Anandi Bhutada (Mah) 6-2, 6-1; 3-Sohini Mohanty (Odh) bt Laxmi Dandu (Tel) 6-1, 6-2; 9-Raja Kilaru (Har) bt Sumeira Jaiswal (WB) 6-2, 6-3; 10-Vamika Sharma (Del) bt 6-Divya Ungrish (Del) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (3);  Aishwarya Jadhav (Mah) bt (Q)Angel Patel (Guj) 6-4, 6-3.

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