In the past one year,Nandini Sharma has made quite a name for himself on the tennis circuit. A talented player who never shies away from working hard on her game,Nandini quietly made her way to the top while others around her boisteriously announced their arrival on the big stage. A thinking player,Nandini hogged the limelight when she won the girls’ U-14 doubles title at the Fenesta National sub-junior tennis championship in Delhi last year. Since then,she has climbed her way to the top,winning several AITA titles.Her talent was again on display on Tuesday in the girls’ U-18 singles and doubles categories of the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament.
Nandini worked her magic on the CLTA courts and first defeated Gurmehar Kaur 9-3 in the second round match in singles category and later she paired up with Gayatri Kumariah to beat Gurmehar Kaur and Bani Singh 4-2,4-2,to enter the second round in the doubles category.
In both the matches,Gurmehar Kaur was on the receiving end as Nandini completed bamboozled her opponent with her superior technique and hitting prowess.
Gayatri Kumariah was not far behind Nandini and also registered a hard-fought 9-7 victory over Dimarjeet Kaur,to enter the next round in girls’ U-18 singles category. Charvi Saxena also came up with an inspiring performance and outclassed Shrishti Dhanda 9-1,to saunter ahead. Meanwhile,CLTA trainees continued to enjoy a purple patch in the tournament. Sabrang Sandal,a CLTA trainee,looked in imperious form and trounced his opponent Abhimanyu Rozra 9-1 in the boys’ Under-14 age category,to move ahead. Another CLTA trainee,Calvin Golmei,produced a clinical performance and without losing a single game,thrashed Gaurav Seth 9-0,to move into the next round.
However,there were few heartbreaks also. Rishabh Sharda was shown the exit door in boys’ Under-14 age category by Aditya Vashisht who registered a hard-fought 9-6 win over the CLTA trainee. Seerat Pannu went down fighting 8-9 (5)
to Aarushi Kakkar in a tough encounter .
Boys: U-14: 2nd Round: Ankit Rao bt. Sehaj Sidhu 9-3,
Aditya Vashisht bt. Rishabh Sharda 9-6,Calvin Golmei
bt. Gaurav Seth 9-0,Lakshay Gupta bt. Harshit Yadav 9-
2,Anmol Rattan Kamboj bt. Ishan Sethi 9-5,Gurjot
Singh bt. Shivam 9-0,Sahishnu Sharma bt. Siddharth
Kanchustam 9-4,Sabrang Sandal bt. Abhimanyu Rozra
9-1; Girls: U-14: 2nd Round: Seerat Pannu bt. Saisha
Khanna 9-2,Tanya Batra bt. Nandini 9-2,Seerat Sidhu
bt. Adity Dogra,Bani Singh bt. Ashpreet Bajwa 9-0,Jannat
Khurana bt. Raahat Mangat 9-1,Prakriti Bainwani
bt. Priyanka Khanna 9-1,Itika Shama bt Hanshika. 9-6,
Simran Pritam bt. Jahnavi Shivran 9-5; Girls: U-18: 2nd
Round: Gayatri Kumraiah bt. Simarjeet Kaur 9-7,Shivangi
Sharma bt. Ankita Ghotar 9-4,Seerat Sidhu bt.
Rubani Ahluwalia 9-2,Pooja Maurya bt. Jahanvi Shivran
9-1,Nandini Sharma bt. Gurmehar Kaur 9-3,Bhavya
Wadhwan bt. Prakriti Bainwani 9-4,Charvi Saxena bt.
Shrishti Dhanda 9-1,Aarushi Kakkar bt. Seerat Pannu 9-
8 (5); Boys: U-18: 2nd Round: Jajbir Singh bt. Digvijay
Pratap 9-5,Ravinder Singh bt. Krishna Rajput 9-4,
Param Pun bt. Jagtar Singh 9-4,Anmol Gupta bt. Akhil
Bansal 9-2,Eklavya Singh bt. Kanishka Garg 9-2,Udyan
Bhakar bt. Jotpal Singh 9-8 (4),Jagmeet Singh bt. Azad
Singh 9-5,Dalvinder Singh bt. Digvijay Naruka M. 9-0;
Boys: U-18: 1st Round: Doubles: Dalwinder Singh/Jajbir
Singh bt. Vikas Berwal/Barun Gill 4-1,4-2;
Dushyant/Surya Singh bt. Mayank Sharma/Parasdeep
Virk 4-1,4-2; Jagmeet Singh/Anmol Gupta bt. Aman
Pandoh/Durgesh Aggarwal 4-1,5-3; Manjot
Singh/Karan Thind bt. Mayank Yadav/Ankit Rao 4-1,4-
0; Digvijay Pratap/Sultan Atwal bt. Harish Bera/Amrit
Bhinder 4-0,4-0; Calvin Golmei/Jagdeep Bajwa bt. Kanishka
Garg/Azad Singh 4-2,4-1; Akhil Bansal/Jotpal
Singh bt. Sahishnu Sharma Abhimanyu Rozra 4-2,4-0;
Raghav Jai Singhania / Param Pun bt. Jagtar
Singh/Ravinder Singh 2-4,4-1,8-6; Girls: U-18: 1st
Round: Doubles: Bhavya Wadhawan/Aarushi Kakkar
bt. Sharishty Dhanda/Khushbeen Kaur 4-0,4-1; Shivangi
Sharma/ Aishwarya bt. Jahanavi Shivran/Komaljeet
Kaur 3-5,5-3,8-6; Priyam Kumari/Sofia Khan bt. Twenty
Nehra/Ankita Ghotar 4-0,2-4,7-2; Nandini/Simran Pritam
bt. Bhavya Sangri/Ikshika Sangri 4-1,4-0; Rubani
Ahluwalia/Tanya Batra bt. Charvi Saxena/Saumya Saxena
3-5,4-1,7-2; Pooja Mourya/Simarjeet Kaur bt. Aarti
Nayan/ Nikita Kharangra 4-0,4-0; Pious
Moudgill/Mariyam Gracias bt. Bindu Kulharia/Priyanka
Jakhar 4-1,4-1; Nandini Sharma/Gayatri Kumaraiah bt.
Gurmehar Kaur/Bani Singh 4-2,4-2;
Boys: U-14: 1st Round,Doubles: Sabrang
Sandal/Rishabh Sharda bt. Sidharth Goel/Vikramaditya
Kadian 4-0,4-0; Savneet Singh/Dhruv Sharma bt.
Pranav Chopra/Udayveer Singh 4-0,5-4 (4); Yuvraj
Kooka/Chaitanya Choudhary bt. Harshit Yadav/Lakshay
Gupta 1-4,4-1,8-6; Bhupinder Dahiya/Shashikant bt.
Vatsal Chauhan/Aishwaray Goel 4-0,4-1; Gaurav
Seth/Shreyas Chopra bt. Arunab Singh/Jasmol Arora 4-
1,4-2; Gurjot Singh/Aditya Vashisht bt. Abhay
Mohan/Rohit Malik 4-0,4-0; Sehaj Sidhu/Akshit Chabra
bt. Saurabh Prashar/Karan Bhalla 0-4,5-4 (0),7-5; Anmol
Rattan Kamboj/Kabir Manrai bt. Chiraz
Singh/Shivam Vij 5-3,4-2.