CHANDIGARH, NOV 18 : Keen contest were witnessed in the boys girls under-14 quarter-final matches in the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club here today. Srishti Dhir and Harleen were made to fight for every point by their respective rivals.
The Harleen Kaur-Lagan Bidhan was the thrilling affair as the two sets were extended to tie-breaker. Harleen, however just managed to get the better of Lagan Bidhan in three sets 7-6(3),0-6,7-6(6). In the second quarter-final, Srishti Dhir lost the first set in tie-breaker but staged a fine rally to edge out Priyanka Khanna 6-7(3), 6-2,6-1.
In other quarter-final matches, Princy defeated Simran Pritam 6-4,6-4 and Raahat Mangat eliminated the challenge of Priyanka Jakhar 6-3,6-3.
Naresh Badgujar, M S Karthik, Savneet Singh and Karan Bhalla advanced to the boys under-16 semi-finals.
Boys under-14 (q-finals): Asav Kumar bt Shrenik Bhalla 6-1,6-2, Krishna Hooda bt
Sidharth Sharma 6-2, 6-4, Chiraz Singh Dandona bt Nishank Thakur 6-0,6-0, Vikram Aditya S Kadian bt Sehaj Naangal 5-7,6-3,6-2.
Boys under-16 (q-finals): Naresh Badgujar bt Vikram Aditya Singh Kadian 6-2,6-4,. M S Karthik bt Mahismat Kumar 7-5,6-4, Savneet Singh bt Krishan Hooda 7-6(4),6-4, Karan Bhalla bt Yugraj Singh 6-2,6-4.
Girls under-14 (q-finals): Srishti Dhir bt Priyanka Khanna 6-7(3), 6-2,6-1, Princy bt Simran Pritam 6-4,6-4, Raahat Mangat bt Priyanka Jakhar 6-3,6-3, Harleen Kaur bt Lagan Bidhan 7-6(3),0-6,7-6(6).
Girls under-16 (q-finals): Aarti Nayan bt Simran Pritam 6-3,7-5, Princy bt Raahat Mangat 6-4,4-6,6-1, Priyanka Khanna bt Adity Dogra 6-2,6-2, Priyanka Jakhar bt Sanya Chadha 6-4,6-1.
Boys Under-14 doubles (q-finals): Aarav/Pranav bt Jitin/Sukhpreet 6-4,6-3, Ajay /Vikram bt Svamin/Gurmehak 6-4,6-2, Abhinav/Sehaj bt Dhairya/Mahismat 6-3, 6-3.
Boys Under-16 doubles (semi-finals): 1. Krishan/Naresh bt Yuvraj/Savneet 7-5,6-2, Karan/Shrenik Karthik/Shrut 2-6,7-6(5),10-6.