CHANDIGARH, NOV 17 ; Simran Pritam and Adity Dogra face tough challenge in the girls under-16 singles pre-quarter-final matches of the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club here today.
After losing the first set, Simran Pritam bounced back into the game with a vengeance against Harleen Kaur whom she beat by 4-6,6-4,6-3. Adity Dogra also toiled to ovecome spirited Reetinder in three sets 6-2,4-6,6-4 and moved into quarter-final.
Aarti Nayan, Princy, Sanya Chadha, Priyanka Jakhar, Raahat Mangat and Priyanka Khanna joined Simran and Aditya in quarter-finals.
Trailing by a set, Mahismat rallied to snuff out the tough resistance of Nishank 3-6,6-1,6-4 in the boys under-16 singles pre-quarter-final round. Naresh Badgujar, Vikram, Krishan Hooda, Savneet Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Karan Bhalla also advanced into q-finals.
Results: Boys Under-14 singles (pre-quarter-finals): Asav Kumar b Abhinav 6-2,6-, Shrenik Bhalla bt Siddhant Chugh 6-4, 6-4, Sidhart Sharma bt Svamin 7-6(5),6-1, Krishan Hooda bt Pranav Chopra 6-4,2-6,7-6(8), Sehajnaangal bt Viren Kumar 6-1, 6-9, Vikram Aditya s Kadian bt Ajay Singh 6-3, 6-1.
Boys Under-16 singles (pre-quarter-finals): Naresh Badgujar bt Daksh Chabra 6-1, 6-1, Vikram bt Gaurav Kumar 6-0,6-4, Mahismat bt Nishank 3-6,6-1,6-4, MS Karthik bt Shrenik Bhalla 6-3,6-4, Krishan Hooda bt Sahaj Punj 6-1,6-2, Savneet Singh bt Chiraz S Dandona 6-2,7-5, Yuvraj Singh bt Asav Kumar 6-4,6-1, Karan Bhalla bt Bhavdeep 6-4,6-4.
Girls Under-14 singles (pre-quarter-finals): Priyanka Khanna bt Banita Azad 6-0,6-0, Simran Pritam bt Pawandeep Kaur 6-1,6-1, Srishti Dhir bt Nirmat Kaur Atwal 6-1,6-2, Raahat Mangat bt Mrinalini Sharma 6-0,6-1, Lagan Bidhan bt Reetinder Kaur 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, Harleen Kaur bt Aaditaa Vashisht 6-1,6-0.
Girls Under-16 singles (pre-quarter-finals): Aarti Nayan bt Bhavya Arora 6-0,6-3, Princy bt Harnoor 6-0,6-1, Adity Dogra bt Reetinder 6-2,4-6,6-4, Sanya Chadha bt Shamita Yadav 6-4,6-4, Priyanka Jakhar bt Lagan Bidhan 6-3,6-4, Simran Pritam bt Harleen Kaur 4-6,6-4,6-3, Raahat Mangat bt Srishti Dhir 6-1,6-3, Priyanka Khanna bt Aditi Kadiyan 6-0,6-0.