Chandigarh March 28, 2008:- It was a day for the Rawal Brothers Nihit Rawal and Nishchay Rawal today at the ongoing 4th Late Sh.L.D.Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship being played at YMCA sector 11 premises.
In boys under 10 age category semifinal unseeded Nihit Rawal, a trainee of Total Tennis Academy stunned the top seed Sumit Pal Singh of CLTA in a very tough fought battle lasted for over one and half hour. At one stage Sumit Pal was leading 4-0, and then it was Nihit Rawal all the way, as he came back strongly to take next eight games by conceding just one game. The final score was read in the favour of Nihit Rawal 8-5. Nihit will now face the second seed Param Pun of CLTA in the final to be played tomorrow at 9:00 AM. Param beat Santbir Singh at an identical score at 8-5.
In the boys under 14 category top seed Nishchay Rawal of Total Tennis Academy beat Utkarsh Khosla also of Total Tennis in one side match at 9-2. Nishchay Rawal will now face Sanjog Singh, who beat Kanwaljot Bajwa in a very tough battle at 9-7. The third seed Sachin Kumar from CLTA also booked his berth in the semifinal by beating Andrew Pradeep of Total Tennis at 9-5. Sachin will now face Bhavya Jain of Lake Club, who continued his winning run when he beat Rohin Vinayak with ease at 9-1.
In the girls under 10 age category both the top seeds Nandinee Sharma and Vanshika Sawhney proved their seeding right by reaching to the final by beating Prinkle and Rubani with ease. The final of the girls under category along with boys under 10 final will be played on 29th March at 10:00 AM.
In the girls under 12 age category top seed Hasan Abdaal, second seed Vibhuti Khullar, third seed Nandinee Sharma, and unseeded Nehmat Aulakh booked their place in the semifinals to be played on 29th March by beating their respective opponents with ease. Hasan Abdaal will face Nandinee Sharma and Nehmat Aulakh will face the second seed Vibhuti Khullar.
In the girls under 16 category top seed Madhushree Rajendra beat Nikita 7-2 to face Nikita Sharma in the semifinal. Nikita beat Ayna Arora of Lake Club by 7-2. Others who made it to the semifinals are Nehmat Aulakh of Total Tennis Academy and Ramneek Kaur. Nehmat Aulakh beat the third seed Ashima Garg in tough fough battle at 7-5 to face the second seed Ramneek Kaur. Ramneek beat Navjot Kaur by 7-4.
According to Mr. Devinder Kapoor, Director, Total Tennis, the boys under 10 final along with the girls under 10 final to be played on 29th March, 2008 at 10:00 AM.
Following are the results:-
Boys under 10 semifinals
1. Nihit Rawal beat Sumit Pal Singh 8-5
2. Param Pun beat Santbir Singh 8-5
Boys under 14 quarterfinals
1. Nishchay Rawal beat Utkarsh Khosla 9-2
2. Sanjog Singh beat Kanwaljot Bajwa 9-7
3. Sachin Kumar beat Andrew Pradeep 9-5
4. Bhavya Jain beat Rohin Vinayak 9-1
Girls under 10 semifinals
1. Nandinee Sharma beat Prinkle 6-1
2. Vanshika Sawhney beat Rubani 6-0
Girls under 12 quarterfinals
1. Hasan Abdaal beat Ayna Arora 7-2
2. Nandinee Sharma beat Nikita 7-1
3. Nehmat Aulakh beat Manikya 7-0
4. Vibhuti Khullar beat Sabrina Gill 7-1
Girls under 16 quarterfinals
1. Madhushree Rajendra beat Nikita 7-2
2. Nikita Sharma beat Ayna Arora 7-2
3. Nehmat Aulakh beat Ashima Garg 7-5
4. Ramneek Kaur beat Navjot K