CHANDIGARH, JULY 7
Chandigarh Rural Tennis Academy (CHART) trainee Vikrant Dahiya upset fifth seed Chinmay Pradhan in a closely contested three setter match in the men’s singles first round match in the main draw of the CLTA-AITA Men’s & Women’s Rs.1 Lakh Tennis Tournament at the Government Tennis Stadium in Sector 10 here today.
In the first set Chinmay used good variation to break Vikrant’s rhythm. Chinmay won the set 6-3. In the second set Vikrant fought hard and played some attacking forehands followed by volleys to take the second set 6-4. In the final set Vikrant dominated and maintained his lead to win the set 6-3.
Another CHART trainee Digvijay Pratap Singh who qualified in his first appearance in men’s tournament defeated Lavish Nehra. Digvijay took the first set in tie breaker and raised his level of game to dominate the second set and won it by conceding only one game. He will be facing his practice partner Vikrant Dahiya in Pre Quarter Finals.
Seventh seed CHART trainee Ranjeet Singh defeated qualifier Rohit Jain 6-1, 6-2. Ankush CLTA trainee was leading against Rajanvir 6-3 when Rajanvir conceded the match due to arm pain. Param Pun was leading against top seed Gurinder Singh 7-6, 1-0 when Gurinder conceded the match due to muscle injury.
Second seed Elvin Anthony blanked Yuvraj Chaudhary winning 6-0, 6-0. Lucky loser Tarun Nath upset fourth seed Ajay Yadav in a long three setter match. After winning the first set 6-1 Ajay lost next two sets 5-7, 2-6. Lucky loser Kamal Kishore defeated Abhishek Gaur in a long three setter match. Kamal Kishore won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Third seed Rubal Shandilya moved to Pre Quarters by defeating lucky loser Jagtar Singh 6-0, 6-1.
In the women’s top seed Victoria Chahal was upset by Aastha Babasaheb. Aastha conceded only one game to upset top seed Victoria Chahal. CLTA trainee Gayatri Kumaraiah defeated Saranya Khanna 6-2, 6-0. Another CLTA trainee Charvi Saxena was leading against Aaryali Chavan 6-4 when her opponent conceded the match. Lucky loser Dikshita Patel defeated Aarushi Kakkar 6-0, 0-6, 6-2. Megha Sehrawat defeated Stuti Tomar in a three setter 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.
Sixth seed Manya Nagpal was given tough fight by Aarushi Bhasin. Manya used her experience to win the final set 6-0.
Final women’s qualifying rounds: Rimpledeep Kaur bt. Simran Wadhwa 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, Saranya Khanna bt. Shubhi Dviwedi 7-6(5), 6-4, Deepshikha bt. Pious Mudgil 6-2, 6-2, Baani Singh bt. Disha Dang 6-3, 6-2, Samriti bt. Jyoti Manjunath 6-4, 6-0, Charvi Saxena bt. Aastha Malhotra 6-1, 6-0, Anukriti Chaudhary bt. Sanya Sinha 6-4, 6-4, Abhilasha Vishvanath bt. Dakshita Patel 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4.
Final men’s qualifying rounds:. Rakshit Rishi bt. Tarun Nath 7-6 (3), 6-3, Dheer Anush Bhatt bt. Kamal Kishore 6-2, 6-1, Digvijay Pratap bt. Sandeep Chaudhary 2-6, 6-1Concd., Ankush Arora bt. Jagrar Singh 7-5, 6-2, Rajanveer Dharni bt. Rohit Jain 6-0, 6-2, Manjot Singh bt. Shivam Dalmia 6-1, 6-1, Param Pun bt. Pranav Suri 6-3, 7-6 (7), Basil Khuma bt. Shrey Gupta 6-1, 6-0.
Man Draw: Women’s singles (Ist round): Aastha Balasaheb bt. Victoria Chahal 6-0, 6-1, Vineeta Singh bt. Tanvi Bose 7-5, 6-3, Megha Sehrawat bt. Stuti Tomar 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, Sanya Madan bt. Ananya Jha 6-2, 6-1, Manya Nagpal bt. Aarushi Basin 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, Nida Kamal bt. Deepshikha 6-0, 6-0, Anjali Thakur bt. Samriti 6-1, 6-3, Rimpledeep Kaur bt. Omlata Rai 6-0, 6-0, Charvi Saxena bt. Aaryali Chavan 6-4, Concd., Baani Singh bt. M. Arthi 6-3, 6-2, Anupreet Bedi bt. Pious Mudgil 6-3, 6-1, Dikshita Patel bt. Aarushi Kakkar 6-0, 0-6, 6-2, Gayatri Kumaraiah bt. Saranya Khanna 6-2, 6-0, Rajbir Kaur bt. Shubhi Dviwedi 6-4, 6-2, Anukriti Chaudhary bt. Shehnaj Singh 7-5, 6-3, Abhilasha bt. Simran Wadhwa 6-2, 7-6 (6).