Sonal, Shruti win in quarters

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 7 June 2018

Sonal Patil beats Saina Deshpande; Shruti Ahlawat gets past Abinaya Sweeton

Pune: Sonal Patil defeated Saina Deshpande 6-2, 6-3  to make it to the last four stage of the MSLTA KPIT - Arun Wakankar Memorial ATF Asian Under-14 Series Tennis Tournament being played at the MSLTA School of Tennis Mhalunge, Balewadi on Wednesday.

In another match, third seeded Shruti Ahlawat defeated sixth seeded Abinaya Sweeton 6-1, 6-0 while fourth seeded Veda Prapurna defeated Nandini Dixit who is fifth seeded  with the score reading 6-3, 6-1.

Meanwhile, Pune girl and wild card entrant Ruma Gaikaiwari was in good form as she upset top seed Pari Singh with the score of 3-6,6-2,6-4 to advance to the semi-finals.

It was a day of upsets in the the boys quarterfinals as fifth seeded Daksh Agarwal outplayed top seeded Shivam Kadam 6-3, 6-0.

In another encounter, Under-12  national champ Manas Dhamne upset fourth seeded Nithis Nallusamy with the score reading 7-6 (7-5),2-6,6-1.
Omaansh Saharia continued the upset spree accounting for second seeded opponent Krishang Raghuvanshi with the score of 7-5, 6-3 to make it to the last four. 

Meanwhile third seeded Anargha Ganguly was the lone seed to survive as he outplayed opponent Manuel Josh of Great Britain with the score of 6-1, 6-2.

Results: Quarterfinals: Under-14 
Boys: 5-Daksh Agarwal bt 1-Shivam Kadam 6-3, 6-0; Manas Dhamne bt 4-Nithis Nallusamy 7-6 (7-5),2-6,6-1; Omaansh Saharia bt 2-Krishang Raghuvanshi 7-5, 6-3; 3-Anargha Ganguly bt 6-Manuel Josh (Gbr) 6-1, 6-2.
Girls: Ruma Gaikaiwari bt 1-Pari Singh 3-6,6-2,6-4; 4-Veda Prapurna bt 5-Nandini Dixit 6-3, 6-1; 3-Shruti Ahlawat bt 6-Abinaya Sweeton (Can) 6-1, 6-0; Sonal Patil bt WC-Saina Deshpande (USA) 6-2, 6-3.
Boys: 1-Shivan Kadam and Nithis Nallusamy bt Ashwin Manikandan and Vineeth Mutyala 6-3, 6-3; Kanav Dawer and Sparsh Parmar bt 4-Pranav Gadgil and Jaishnav Shinde 5-7, 6-4, 10-4;
3-Daksh Agarwal and Manas Dhamne bt Joshua Eapen and Arnav Oruganty 6-1, 6-2; 2-Samar Mhalotra and Krishang Raghuvanshi bt Siddharth Marathe and Aryan Sutar 6-1, 6-4.
Girls: 1-Hetvee Chaudhari and Pari Sigh bt Nandini Dixit and Madhurima Sawant 6-3, 6-1; Nupur Gupta and Kaashvi Thapliyal bt Gauri Mangaonkar and Saloni Parida 6-2, 6-0; Saina Deshpande (USA) and Sonal Patil bt Kashish Bote and Rijul Sidnale 6-4, 6-3; 2-Shruti Ahlawat and Veda Prapurna bt Tamanna Saini and Khushi Sharma 6-4, 6-2.

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