Playing a controlled game,youngster Rohit Kumar sailed into the boys’ U-16 semi-finals with a 3-6,7-6 (1),6-3 win over Yugank Bhardwaj in the AITA TS Total Tennis Academy being played at Manav Mangal Academy,Mohali on Wednesday.
The match did not start on a good note for Kumar as he lost the first set with a 3-6 margin. The second set saw both the players playing some good tennis and the second set went into the tie-break which Kumar won. The second set win propelled Kumar in the third set and the youngster claimed the third set with a 6-3 margin to sail into the semi-finals.
In the other quarter-final match,Sagar Bains ended the challenge of Siddarth Kanchustambham with a 6-3,7-5 win. Bains won the first with a 6-3 margin before he claimed the second set with a narrow 7-5 margin to book his berth into the semi-finals. It was easy going for Rishabh Sharda as the youngster too advanced into the semi-finals with an easy 6-1,6-0 win over Jagdeep Bajwa. Sharda won the first set with a 6-1 margin before claiming the second set with a 6-0 margin to surge ahead in the championship. In the last quarter-final,Krishna Rajput ended the challenge of Raunaq Marwaha with a 6-4,6-3 win to sail into the semi-finals. Rajpur first win the first set with a 6-4 margin before claiming the second set with a 6-3 margin to advance into the semi-finals.
In the girls’ U-16 category,Tanya Batra shocked top seed Jahanvi Shivran with an easy 6-2,6-0 win. Batra won the first set with a 6-2 margin before clinching the second set with a 6-0 margin to sail into the semi-finals. In the other quarter-final,Harleen Kaur made her way into the semi-finals with a 6-2,6-3 win over Khushbeen Kaur.
It was also easy way for Jannat Khurana as the youngster ended the challenge of Komaljeet Kaur with a 6-2,6-2 win. Khurana pocketed the first set 6-2 before winning the second set with an identical margin to surge ahead in the championship. In the last quarter-final in the girls’ category,Seerat Sidhu edged past Jashan Preet with an easy 6-0,6-0 win. Sidhu first blanked Jashan Preet 6-0 in the first set before claiming the second set with the same margin to sail into the semi-finals.