Vaishnavi Adkar, Duhan and Gogoi score upset wins

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Maharashtra girl and wildcard entrant Vaishnavi scored an impressive 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) win to send packing the fifth seeded Yu-Yun Li of Chinese Taipei.

PUNE: Indian players savoured a fruitful day with three of them--Vaishnavi Adkar, Udit Gogoi and Chirag Duhan--scoring upset wins in the first round matches of Gadre MSLTA-ITF Grade 3 Junior Tennis tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana here on Monday.

Maharashtra girl and wildcard entrant Vaishnavi scored an impressive 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) win to send packing the fifth seeded Yu-Yun Li of Chinese Taipei.

Meanwhile, girl’s top seed Maria Sholokhova of Russia scored a routine 6-0, 6-2 win over Bhakti Parwani and the No 7 seed Zijun Jiang of China defeated Prerna Vichare 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.

In the boys section, Udit Gogoi from Haryana ousted sixth seeded Dragos Petre Popeanga of Romania 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 and Chirag Duhan upset No 4 seed Uddayvir Singh 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 to make it to the second round, while the top seed Patrorn Hanchaikul won easily.

RESULTS
First Round:
Boys: 1-Patorn Hanchaikul (Tha) bt Nishant Dabas (Ind) 6-1, 6-1; Akhilendran Indrabalan (Ind) bt Nikhil Niranjan (US) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Sushant Dabas (Ind) bt Jaishvin Sidana (Ind) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Chirag Duhan (Ind) bt 4-Uddayvir Singh (Ind) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1; Udit Gogoi (Ind) bt 6-Dragos Petre Popeanga (Rou) 6-1, 6-3; Vitek Horak (Cze) bt Vansh Kapoor (Ind) 6-2, 6-0; Jack Loutit (Nzl) bt Krishan Hooda (Ind) 6-2, 6-4; 8-Daisuke Inagawa (Jpn) bt Dhruv Tangri (Ind) 7-5, 0-6, 6-2; 7-Aryaan Bhatia (Ind) bt Kartik Saxena (Ind) 6-1, 6-1; Rikuto Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Anargha Ganguly (Ind) 7-5, 6-1; 3-Rostislav Galfinger (Kaz) bt Denim Yadav (Ind) 6-3, 6-2; 5-Mathias Musil (Cze) bt Daksh Agarwal (Ind) 6-0, 6-0.

Girls: 1-Maria Sholokhova (Rus) bt Bhakti Parwani (Ind) 6-0, 6-2; Sayaka Ishii (Jpn) bt Sanjana Sirimalla (Ind) 6-2, 6-2; 7-Zijun Jiang (Chn) bt Prerna Vichare (Ind) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3; Vaishnavi Adkar (Ind) bt 5-Yu-Yun Li (Tpe) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5); 5-Salakhip Ounmuang (Tha) bt Rutuja Chaphalkar (Ind) 6-3, 6-2; Xiaoyan Xue (Chn) bt Reshma Maruri (Ind) 7-5, 6-3; 3-Lanlana Tararudee (Tha)bt Malikaa Marathe (Ind) 4-0 conceded.

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