CHANDIGARH, OCT 9 : Wild card CLTA trainee Digvijay Pratap Singh maintained his winning streak as he defeated Aditya Vashist 6-2, 7-5 in the boys singles in the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament here today.
In the opening set Digvijay dominated by using his ground strokes and took the set at 6-2. In the second set Aditya Vashist made a strong come back and lead from the beginning. At 2-4 Digvijay regrouped and broke back and in 12th game he broke Aditya to win the set and match at 7-5.
CLTA trainee Eklavya Singh defeated Avilash Mishra in a one-sided match 6-3, 6-2. He will be facing Dhruv Pal who defeated Yugal Bansal in a one sided match 6-1, 6-1.
Digvijay Pratap will be facing CHART trainee Vikarant Dahiya. Vikrant defeated his doubles partner Shrey Gupta in a three setter match that lasted over three hours. Vikrant won the 1st set with no resistance 6-1. After that Shrey Gupta coma back strongly to take the next set at 6-2.
In the final set both the players held serves till 6-6. In the tie breaker Shrey took an early lead and reached to 4-1. After this Vikrant did not lose a point and won six points to close out the match 7-6(4).
In the Girls U-16 top seed Aarushi Kakkar moved to semi-final with a straight set win over Shreya Gulia. Baani Singh defeated Rubani Ahluwali 6-2, 6-2. Soha S. beat A. Dharna Mudaliar 6-4, 6-3.
In the Boys U-12 singles S. Boopathi upset top seed Mahesh Mohapatra in a match that lasted over three hours. Both the players displayed good quality tennis. In the end left handed Boopathi dominated the final set and won it 6-1. Nishant Dabas upset 2nd seed Asav Kumar. Asav took the 1st set at 6-4 and was leading 5-2. S. Saran beat Naman Sharma 6-4, 7-5. Ishan Sethi beat Gaurav Kurva 6-0, 6-2 in a one sided quarter final.
In the Girls U-12 Singles Prinkle Singh defeated Muskan 6-1, 6-3. Sanya Singh beat Harleen Kaur 6-2, 7-5. In another exciting match over three hours A. Dharna Mudaliar beat Shreya Gulia 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Sarah Dev won against Kiran Kalkal in one sided match 6-1, 6-1.
Prinkle Singh in an exciting match of Girls U-16 defeated Sarah Dev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. This match lasted three hours 20 minutes. In the 1st set Prinkle took a 4-2 lead but Sarah came back strongly to win next six games. Sarah took the 1st set at 6-4 and was leading 2-0. Both the players had long rallies with high quality ground strokes. In the end Prinkle was next two sets 6-3, 6-3.
Other matches are in progress.
Results: Boys U-12 Singles: S. Boopathi bt. Mahesh Mohapatra 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, S. Saran bt. Naman Sharma 6-4, 7-5, Ishan Sethi bt. Gaurav Kurva 6-0, 6-2, Nishant Dabas bt. Asav Kumar 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Girls U-12 Singles: Prinkle Singh bt. Muskan 6-1, 6-3, Sanya Singh bt. Harleen Kaur 6-2, 7-5, A. Dharna Mudaliar bt. Shreya Gulia 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, Sarah Dev bt. Kiran Kalkal 6-1, 6-1.
Boys U-16 Singles: Digvijay Pratap Singh bt. Aditya Vashist 6-2, 7-5, Vikrant Dahiya bt. Shrey Gupta 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (4), Eklavya Singh bt. Avilash Mishra 6-3, 6-2, Dhruv Pal bt. Yugal Bansal 6-1, 6-1.
Girls U-16 Singles: Aarushi Kakkar bt. Shreya Gulia 6-1, 6-4, Baani Singh bt. Rubani Ahluwali 6-2, 6-2, S. Soha bt. A Dharna Mudaliar 6-4, 6-3, Prinkle Singh bt. Sarah Dev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.