Pune: Seven Indian player advance to quarter-finals at Aryan Pumps Asian Junior Tennis Championship

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Pune, 8th December 2021: Five boys and two Indian girls moved into the Boys and Girls singles semifinals at the Aryan Pumps Asian Junior Tennis Championship organised by Deccan Gymkhana Under the auspices of ITF, Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association and played at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis courts in Pune on Wednesday.


Nishant Dabas, Aman Dahiya, Chirag Duhan, Denim Yadav and Yuvan Nandal ensured a place in the last 8 in the boys’ section. While two girls Shruti Ahlawat and Suhitha Maruri made it to the quarter-finals rounds.


The Indian boys dominance started on the courts with, second-seeded Nishant Dabas scoring 6-3, 7-5 win over Islam Orynbasar of Kazakhstan 6-3, 7-5 followed by fourth seed Aman Dahiya defeating Vineeth Mutyala 6-4, 6-2.


Seventh-seeded Denim Yadav was stretched to three sets before he sent home another Kazakhstan player Daniil Felker 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Sixth-seeded Chirag Duhan and eighth-seeded Yuvan Nandal scored victories in two sets defeating Aryan Lakshmanan 6-2, 6-3 and Shingo Masuda of Japan 6-4, 6-4 respectively.


Among girls, third-seeded Shruti Ahlawat outplayed Honoka Umeda of Japan 6-0, 6-3 and eight-seeded Suhitha Maruri ousted Erkezhan Arystanbekova of Kazakhstan 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3.


Local challengers Sonal Patil, Madhurima Sawant and Ruma Gaikaiwari went down against their respective opponents ending the Pune challenge in the tournament. While Saheb Singh Sodhi remained the only player from the state to make the quarter-finals Saheb Sodhi edged past another state player Anargha Ganguly 4-6, 6-0, 6-2


Following are the Results: Boys: Main Draw: Second Round: 1-Woobin Shin (Kor) bt Rushil Khosla (Ind) 6-3, 2-0 Ret; 2-Nishant Dabas (Ind) bt Islam Orynbasar (Kaz) 6-3, 7-5; 4-Aman Dahiya (Ind) bt Vineeth Mutyala (Ind) 6-4, 6-2; 5-Max Batyutenko (Kaz) bt Aditya Nandal (Ind) 6-4, 6-4; 6-Chirag Duhan (Ind) bt Aryan Lakshmanan (Ind) 6-2, 6-3; 7-Denim Yadav (Ind) bt Daniil Felker (Kaz) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; 8-Yuvan Nandal (Ind) bt Shingo Masuda (Jpn) 6-4, 6-4; Saheb Sodhi (Ind) bt Anargha Ganguly (Ind) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2


Girls Singles: 1-Aruzhan Sagandikova (Kaz) bt Kashish Bote (Ind) 6-1, 6-1; 2-Yu-Yun Li (Tpe) bt Sanjana Sirimalla (Ind)7-6(11), 6-0; 3-Shruti Ahlawat (Ind) bt Honoka Umeda (Jpn) 6-0, 6-3; 4-Sara Saito (Jpn) bt Sonal Patil (Ind)6-2, 6-4; 5-Sandugash Kenzhibayeva (Kaz) bt Madhurima Sawant (Ind) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0; 6-Hayu Kinoshita (Jpn) bt Ruma Gaikaiwari (Ind) 6-0, 7-5; 7-Zhanel Rustemova (Kaz) bt Kristi Boro (Ind) 7-6(6), 6-2; 8-Suhitha Maruri (Ind) bt Erkezhan Arystanbekova (Kaz) 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3.



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