Mohali July 10, 2008: – The Manav Mangal AITA Total Tennis Talent Series, being played at Total Tennis Academy’s Manav Mangal Smart School, phase 10 Mohali premises, saw a major upset of the championship so far in the boys under 14 age category, as unseeded Srijan Uppal, from Chandigarh defeated the second seeded Bhavtaranpreet Singh also from Chandigarh in straight sets at 4-2, 4-2.
Top seed in the boys under 14 the top seed Mandeep Kumar blanked his lucky loser opponent Manik Joshi from Chandigarh 4-0, 4-0. Now Mandeep will be facing the fourth seed Ishaque Eqbal from West Bengal in the semifinal tomorrow. Ishaque defeated Dheeranush Bhatti from Chandigarh in straight sets at 5-3, 4-2. But Ishaque’s elder brother was not lucky as he lost from the third seed Fatehdeep Singh of Punjab 1-4, 0-4.
In the boys under 12 age category Ishaque Eqbal, Rahul Pooria, Fatehdeep Singh and Dheeranush Bhatti secure their places in the semifinals to be played tomorrow.
According to Mr. Devinder Kapoor, Director Total Tennis, all the finals will be played tomorrow.
Following are the results
Boys under 12 quarterfinals
Ishaque Eqbal(WB) beat Abhijit Singh(CHD) 5-3, 4-2
Rahul Pooria(HR) beat Dhruv Pal(UK) 4-2, 4-1
Fatehdeep Singh(PB) beat Ankit Parasrampuria(RAJ) 4-0, 4-0
Dheeranush Bhatti(CHD) beat Mayuk Rawat(UK) 5-3, 4-0
Boys under 14 quarterfinals
Mandeep Kumar(CHD) beat Manik Joshi(CHD) 4-0, 4-0
Ishaque Eqbal(WB) beat Dheeranush Bhatti(CHD) 5-3, 4-2
Fatehdeep Singh(PB) beat Nishat Eqbal(WB) 4-1, 4-0
Srijan Uppal(CHD) beat Bhavtaranpreet Singh(4-2, 4-2)
Girls under 14 second round
Sonali Bansal(CHD) beat Nehmat Aulakh(CHD) 4-0, 4-1
Himani Mor(HR) beat Meenal Maharwal(RAJ) 4-1, 4-1
Bhavya Wadhawan(CHD) beat Harsimran Kaur(DLI) 4-0, 1-4, 5-3
Deepti Rana(HR) beat Harman Kaur Chinna(PB) 4-5(4), 4-2, 4-0
Girls under 12 quarterfinals
Riya Bhatia(DLI) beat Meenal Maharwal(RAJ) 4-1, 4-1
Vanshika Sawhney(HR) beat Nandinee Sharma(CHD) 4-5(2), 5-4(5), 4-0
Bhavya Wadhawan(CHD) beat Rubika Khurana(CHD) 4-2, 4-2
Victoria(HR) beat Karman Kaur(DLI) 4-1, 5-3
Girls under 14 quarterfinals
Sonali Bansal(CHD) beat Himani Mor(HR) 4-1, 5-4(2)
Bhavya Wadhawan(CHD) beat Karman Kaur(DLI) 04, 5-3, 4-2
Deepti Rana(HR) beat Victoria(HR) 4-2, 4-1