CHANDIGARH, JULY 15:Unseeded Shashank Sharma of Delhi proved the seeding committee wrong as he upset top seed Jatinder Singh, a trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the boys under-14 singles second round of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Sports Complex in Sector 10 here today.
Joining him in the quarter-finals were unseeded Fatehdeep Singh (Punjab), qualifier Ranjodh Singh, fifth seed Mandeep Kumar (Chd), seventh seed Bhavtaran Singh (Chd), sixth seed Trivesh Singh (Del) and qualifier Nameer (Pakistan).
Third seed Manpreet Chawla of Delhi and fifth seed Armaan Chaudhary of Chandigarh made their exit in the boys Under-18 category. Lucky loser Bramjot Singh of Delhi outpointed Manpreet Chawla in straight sets. In the first set, both fought for every point before Bramjot won via tie-breaker at 7-6 (5). Having taken the lead, Bramjot mounted pressure and clinched the second set at 6-1 with ease.
After splitting the first two sets, unseeded Gurinder Singh of Punjab majaged to win the decider to upset fifth seet Armaan Chaudhary of Chandigarh. Gurinder won the first set at 6-4 but Armaan hit back to take the second set at 6-1. In the third and deciding set the Punjab player wrapped it up at 6-4. Lucky loser Suraj Beniwal of Haryana extended second seed Himanchsu Mali of Delhi to thre sets in the second round encounter. With consistent display, Himanshu won by 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-1.
Giant killer Ajay Yadav of CLTA maintained his winning spree as he demolished the challenge of lucky loser Dhruv Agarwal of Uttar Pradesh 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
The second round contest witnessed exit of third seed Tanya Chadha of Delhi and fourth seed Saranya Ramakrishna of Maharashtra. Qualifier Mehak accounted for the ouster of Saranya in straight sets 6-0, 6-1 and unseeded Subh Gulati of Delhi upset team mate Tanya Chadha in three sets 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
Results: Boys under-14 (2nd round): Shashank Sharma (Delhi) bt Jatinder Singh (Chd) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, Fatehdeep Singh (Punjab) bt Rahul BS (Kar) 6-1, 6-0, Ranjodh Singh bt Utkarsh Khosla (Chd) 6-3, 6-3, Mandeep Singh (Chd) bt Vishnu Prasad (Del) 7-5, 6-4, Bhavtaran Singh (Chd) bt Dheeranush Bhatti (Chd) 6-2, 6-1, Trivesh Singh (Del) bt Junaid 6-1, 6-2, Nameer (Pakistan) bt Kunal Roy 6-2, 6-1.
Boys Under-18 (2nd round): Ajay Yadav (Chd) bt Dhruv Aggarwal )UP)2-6, 6-1, 6-4, Tushal Thawanil (Mah) bt Prashu Bardwal (UP) 6-1, 6-4, Bramjot Singh (Del) bt Manpreet Chawla (Del) 7-6 (5), 6-1, Akshat Joshi (Chd) bt Shikar Nehru (Chd) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, Yash Deshmush )Mah) bt Garry Amor (Chd) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0, Gurvinder Singh (Pb) bt Armaan Chaudhary (Chd) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, Himanshu Mali (Del) bt Suraj Beniwal (Har) 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-1.
Girls U-18 (2nd round): Prabhamrit Sandhu (Chd) bt Amreen Chaudhary (UP 6-0, 6-2, Subh Gulati (Del) bt Tanya Chadha (Del) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, Monica Sant (Guj) bt Prathana Trivedi 6-3, 7-5, Mehak bt Sarnya Ramkrishna (Mah) 6-0, 6-1, Bhavika Wadhawan (Chd) w/o Harnoor Kaur, Nehal Sahni (Del( 2-6,7-6 (4), 7-5.
Girls U-14 (2nd round): Nehal Sahni (Del) bt Nikita Bishnoi (Haryana) 6-1, 7-5, Bhavya Wadhawan (Chd) bt Nimrata Bhullar (Chd) 6-1, 6-2, Charvi Saxena (Chd) bt Vanshika Sawhney (Chd) 6-2, 6-1, Harkirat Bains (Chd) bt Vasundra Raju (Guj) 6-3, 6-1, Hassan Dhanoa (Pb) bt Nimrat Walia (Chd) 6-2, 6-3, Nikita (Chd) bt Vibhuti Khullar (Chd) 6-4, 6-3, Disha Dang (Del) bt Subh Gulati (Del) 7-6 (5), 6-1, 6-2,