Chandigarh March 29, 2008:- The first title of the ongoing 4t Late Sh. L.D.Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship, being held at YMCA sector 11 premises, went to the second seed of the boys under 10 age category Param Pun of CLTA. Param Pun had to fight for over two hours to beat giant killer Nihit
Rawal of Total Tennis Academy 7-5, 7-6(3). In the first set Param took an early lead of 4-1 putting pressure on Nihit. Nihit fought well before losing the first set 5-7 after leveling the score till 5-5. In the second set both played good baseline game to level the scores till 6-6, but in the tie breaker Param showed his consistency to wrap up the tie breaker, set and the title in his favour.
The second title of the championship went to second seed Vanshika Sawhney of CLTA when she defeated her arch rival the top seed in the girls under 10 sectoin Nandinee Sharma in tough fought battle at 7-6(4), 6-4.
In the boys under 12 age category top seed Dheeranush Bhatti and second seed Sachin Kumar proved their seeding right by reaching in the final by beating their respective opponents in straight sets. In the first semifinal top seed Dheeranush Bhatti beat Rohin Vinayak in a very one sided affair by 6-1, 6-0. In the other semifinal the second seed Sachin Kumar start the first set with a bang and thrashed his opponent Abhijit Singh by winning the first set 6-1, but in the second set Abhijit played controlled game to level the score till the score read 4-4. Then the second seed Sachin Kumar take the next to games to wrap up the match in his favour. The final score was read in the favour of the second seed Sachin Kumar 6-1, 6-4.
In the boys under 14 age category top seed Nishchay Rawal of Total Tennis Academy booked his berth in the finals by defeating Sanjog Singh in a one sided affair by conceding just one game in 45 minutes by 6-1,6-0. Nishchay will now face third seed Sachin Kumar of CLTA in the finals tomorrow. Sachin Kumar beat Bhavya Jain in straight sets at 6-0, 6-4.
In the boys under 16 category top seed Nishchay Rawal beat Andrew Pradeep in a one side affair at 6-0, 6-1 to book his berth in the finals. Nishchay will now face Taranbir Singh who upsets the second seed Pragun Vinayak in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
In the girls under 12 age category top seed Hasan Abdaal of Patiala and the second seed Vibhuti Khullar will face each other in the final to be played tomorrow. In the first semifinal it was a cake walk for Vibhuti Khullar when she stopped the winning run of her opponent Nehmat Aulakh of Total Tennis Academy in straight sets 6-1, 6-0. But for the top seed Hasan Abdaal had to fight for over 2 and half hours in beating her opponent Nandinee Sharma in three tough fought sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
In the girls under 16 age category top seed Madhushmi Rajendra was stunned by unseeded Nikita Sharma in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Now Nikita will face the second seed Ramneek Kaur, who beat Nehmat Aulakh with ease at 6-2, 6-0.
According to Mr. Devinder Kapoor, Director Total Tennis, the boys under 14, girls under 12 and girls under 16 finals to be played tomorrow in the morning session at 9:00 AM, whereas the boys under 12 along with boys under 14 finals to be played in the evening session at 4:00 PM.
Following are the results:-
Boys under 10 final
1. Param Pun beat Nihit Rawal 7-5, 7-6(3)
Boys under 12 semifinals
1. Dheeranush Bhatti beat Rohin Vinayak 6-1, 6-0
2. Sachin Kumar beat Abhijit Singh 6-1, 6-4
Boys under 14 semifinals
1. Nishchay Rawal beat Sanjog Singh 6-1, 6-0
2. Sachin Kumar beat Bhavya Jain 6-0, 6-3
Boys under 16 semifinals
1. Nishchay Rawal beat Andrew Pradeep 6-0, 6-1
2. Taranbir Singh beat Pragun Vinayak 6-3, 6-2
Girls under 10 final
1. Vanshika Sawhney beat Nandinee Sharma 7-6(4), 6-4
Girls under 12 semifinals
1. Hasan Abdaal beat Nandinee Sharma 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
2. Vibhuti Khullar beat Nehmat Aulakh 6-1, 6-0
Girls under 16 semifinals
1. Nikita Sharma beat Madhushami Rajendra 6-4, 6-4
2. Ramneek Kaur beat Nehmat Aulakh 6-2, 6-0