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Dhruv, Rhea register upset wins in ITF Junior Tennis

Dhruv, Rhea register upset wins in ITF Junior Tennis

Chandigarh, Jan 2 (UNI) The opening day of the ITF Junior Tennis Tournament witnessed the unceremonious exit of second seed Yu Hua-Chen of Chinese Teipei while the top seed Abhimanyu Vannemreddy just managed to overcome a never-say-die qualifier Sumit Pal Singh in the first round matches in the boys singles at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today. Dhruv Sunish from India pulled off a big surprise as he defeated second seed Yu Hua-Chen of Chinese Teipei in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. In an another match, Abhimanyu Vannemreddy defeated qualifier Sumit Pal Singh in a marathon three-set match. Vennemreddy won the first set 6-4. Sumitpal fought back and captured the second set 6-4. Vennemreddy clinched the third and deciding set in tie-breaker 7-6(5). Seventh seed Arthur Craig Pantino of Philippines defeated Calvin Golmei of India in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Eighth seed Tonkla Mulada, sixth seed Parikshit Somani, fifth seed Dostanbek Tashulatov, qualifier Alex Solanki and Freddie Grant also moved into second round. In the girls singles first round, Rhea Verma upset second seed Mihika Yadav in a three setter match 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Another Indian player Vaidehi Chaudhary also upset eighth seed Yasmina Karimjanova of Uzbekistan in straight sets 6-1, 7-6(3). Sabhyata Nihalani of India also defeated Nugroho P of Indonesia in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(5). Other players who moved into second round are Tanisha Kashyap, sixth seed Akanksha Bhan, Heath Gamma, fifth seed Kuan Yi Lee and Shivani Amineni. In boys doubles, CLTA players Calvin Golmei and Rishabh Sharda moved into quarter finals. In pre quarters Calvin and Rishabh upset third seed Mulada Tonkla / Naow Hazem in a three setter (match tie break) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6. *Results: * *Boys Singles (Ist round): * Abhimanyu Vannemreddy bt. Sumitpal Singh 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5), [8]Tonkla Mulada bt. Mritunjay Badola 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, [7]Arthur Craig Pantino bt. Calvin Golmei 6-3, 6-3, [6]Parikshit Somani bt. Srivatsa Ratakonda 6-3, 6-3, [5] Dostanbek Tashbulatov bt. Theertha Shashank Macherla 6-2, 6-2, Alex Solanki bt. Megh Bhargav Patel 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(2), . Freddie Grant bt. Tarush Bagai 6-1, 6-2, Dhruv Sunish bt. [2] Yu Han Chen 6-3, 6-3. *Girls Singles (Ist round): * Sabhayata Nihalani bt. Priska Nugroho 6-4, 7-6(5), Vaidehi Chaudhary bt. [8] Yasmina Karimjanova 6-1, 7-6(3), Tanisha Kashyap bt. Aaliya Ebrahim 6-2, 6-1, [6] Akanksha Bhan bt. Eunji Oh 6-1, 6-3, Gemma Heath bt. Srishti Dhir 6-0, 6-0, [5]Kuan Yi Lee bt. Muskan Gupta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, Shivani Amineni bt. Princy Panchal 6-1, 6-4, Rhea Verma bt. [2] Mihika Yadav 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. *Boys Doubles (Ist Round): * Freddie Grant/Roko Savin bt. Naresh Badgujar/Bhupender Dahiya 6-1, 6-1, Vasisht Cheruku / Jack Draper bt. Srivatsa Ratakonda /Atharva Sharma 6-2, 6-1, Calvin Golmei/Rishabh Sharda bt. [3] Mulada Tonkla / Naow Hazem 6-4, 2-6, 10-6, Bollipalli Ritik/Machera T bt. Nabiev Olimjon / Sachit Sharma 6-3, 6-2. *Girls Doubles (Ist Round): * [3]Karim Janova / Mareen Axana bt. Priyanka Jakhar/Simran Pritam 6-0, 6-0, Adehhina Esther / Heath Gamma bt. Shaik Humera/Prinkle Singh 6-4, 4-6, 11-9, Ebrhim Aaliya / Patel Aesha bt. Yubrani Benerjee / Shivani Swarup 6-4, 6-2, Shivani Amineni / Vaidehi Chaudhary bt. Dadasaheb Choughule / Srishti Dhir 6-0, 6-2. UNI XC KU SHK 1948

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