Five Upsets At AITA- MSLTA Under 14 Nationals Tennis Tournament
Mumbai, March 17: Arnav Paparkar, Sohini Mohanty, Aishwarya Jadhav, T Sai Janvi, Laxmi Dandu upset seeds to move into the quarterfinal round in their respective group at the AITA -MSLTA Boys and Girls under 14 nationals being hosted by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) at their GA Ranade Tennis complex.
In the biggest upset of the day, Sohini Mohanty of Odisha toppled the second-seeded Riya Sachdeva of Delhi 6-3, 6-2, while Aishwarya Jadhav upset fifth-seeded Thaniya Gogulamanda of Telangana 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. T Sai Janvi of Karnataka upset sixteenth seeded Saijayani Banerjee of West Bengal 6-3,6-2, while Laxmi Dandu of Telangana upset eighth-seeded Shagun Kumari of Uttar Pradesh 6-1, 6-1;
In the boys’ event Maharashtra’s Arnav Paprkar Upset eighth-seeded Siddhant Sharma 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3. Top-seeded Pranav Rethin, second seed Krish Tyagi of Karnataka, third-seeded Tejas Ahuja of Haryana, fifth-seeded Mahalingam Khadhavel of Tamil Nadu, sixth-seeded Venkat Batlanki of Telangana, seventh-seeded Senjam Ashwajit of Manipur, unseeded Sri Pranav Tamma of Telangana were the other boys to make the last eight stage
In the Girls section, Maharashtra player Asmi Adkar stopped the winning run of giant killer Mahika Khanna of Uttar Pradesh 6-3,6-1 to enter the last eight.