CHANDIGARH, APRIL 9:Parminder Kaur, a 13-year-old trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association caused a major upset by toppling top seed Jaanesh Kaur 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 on her way to semi-final of the girls Under -16 singles in the All India Tennis Association Super Series Tennis Tournament being conducted at the CLTA Tennis Stadium here in Sector 10.
Giving a lion-hearted performance Parminder Kaur outplayed Jaanesh in the first set. She forced Jaanesh to commit too many unforced errors. Moving on the court with agility Parminder constantly kept on attacking the loose ball and was clearly the better player of the match.
Jaanesh did not vary her tactics much in the first set. However in the second the top seed played some sensible tennis keeping many more balls on court and using that all important top spin to take level the match. Parminder with an excellent baseline game and strong first serves matched her more fancied opponent in the third set. 3-4 and game point down in the final set a tired Parminder came up with some excellent running forehand winners to even the score 4-4. Parminder up 5-4 wrapped up the match with some excellent return of serves.
Ajay Yadav from the Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) programme caused another upset beating top seed Surya Pavan 6-4, 6-2. to enter the boys Under-14 singles semi-finals. Ajay also upset seventh seed Surya Sirasala to enter the boys singles 16 semis too. Ajay was a couple of notches better than Pavan who was totally outclassed by some big serving and baseline winners from Ajay.
Injured Waqas Malik of Pakistan, training at the CLTA during a 21-day camp, today conceded to Vishal Passi in the boys Under-16 singles quarter-finals. At that stage, Vishal had won the first set at 6-4 and was leading 4-0 in the second.
Boys under 14 singles (Quarter-finals): Ajay Yadav bt Surya Pavan 6-4,6-2: Arjun Khade bt Vishal Passi 4-6,6-1,6-1: Manab Kr Chakma bt Digvijay Naruka 6-4,6-2: R. Ramkumar bt Anshu Bhuyan 6-0,6-1
Boys U- 16 Singles (quarter-finals): R. Ramkumar bt Gurinder Singh 6-0,6-2: Vishal Passi bt Waqas Malik 6-3, 4-0 (conceded): Ajay Yadav bt Surya Sirsala 6-1, 6-2: Vishwesh bt Surya Pavan 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
Girls U -14 Singles (quarter-finals): Likhita Shetty bt Surya Tejaswani 6-3,6-3: Tarranum Handa bt Samhitha 6-4, 6-0: Parminder Kaur bt Saranya Verma 6-2,6-2: Zainab Ali Sajjad bt Teertha Iska 6-3, 7-6(6)
Girls Under 16 singles (quarter-finals): Parminder Kaur bt Jaanesh Kaur 6-2, 3-6, 6-4: Saadgi Rajani bt Surya Tejaswani 6-2, 6-3: Tarranum Handa Bt Shilpa Naruka 6-2, 6-4.