Despite hot and humid conditions,Sagar Bains displayed tremendous tennis on court outplayed Krishna Rajput 7-6 (3),4-6,6-2 in a keenly fought battle in the boys under-16 singles first round of the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. Both the players were neck-to-neck in the first set at 6-6. Playing in the tie breaker,Sagar prevailed over Krishna to clinch the first set. Staging an impressive fightback,Krishna came back well and grabbed the second set at 6-4. In the final set,there was no stopping Sagar who bagged the set without much trouble from Krishna. He won the decisive set by 6-2.
Meanwhile in an another match,Mahin Puri overpowered Mohit in three hard-fought sets 6-7 (4),7-5,7-5. Down by a set,Manjot Singh staged a fine rally to snuff out the challenge of Digvijay Pratap Singh in three sets 1-6,7-5,6-4. In other hardly fought first round encounter,Anshuman Gulia outplayed Rupesh Kokkar 6-3,2-6,6-4. Top seed Charvi Saxena began her campaign on an impressive note as she beat Komaljeet Kaur in straight sets 6-3,6-1 in the girls under-16 first round match. However Gurmehar Kaur lost to Sarah Dev 4-6,7-5,6-4.
(Ist round): Boys Under-12: Rishabh Sharda bt Sehaj Sidhu 4-0,4-0,Navjot Singh bt Udit Kamboj 5-4,4-2,Shreyas Chopra bt Manvir Sohi 4-2,5-4 (3),Naman Sehrawat bt Akshit Chabra 5-3,4-2,Abhumanyu Rozra bt Jaskaran Singh 4-0,4-0,Chiraz Dandona bt Paramveer Singh 0-4,4-2,4-1,Abhiuday Singh bt Ravi Karan 4-0,4-2,Yuvraj bt Sarvesh Maria 4-1,4-1,Sahishnu Sharma bt Chetanya Choudhary 4-1,4-0,Dhruv Sharma bt Tanik Gupta 4-2,4-0,Jagnoor Singh bt Pranav Chopra 4-2,4-2,M.S. Karthik bt Neeraj Yashpaul 5-4(2),1-4,5-3,Asav Kumar bt Pradeep Kaura 4-0,4-0,Vansh Kapoor bt Amitoj Singh 4-0,4-2,Nishant Dabas bt Shrut Mohan Nagreta 5-3,4-1,Anmol Rattan Kamboj bt Savneet Singh Bajwa 4-0,4-2.
Boys Under-16: Santveer Singh bt Sachit Malhotra 6-4,6-2,Manjot Singh bt Digvijay Pratap Singh 1-6,7-5,6-4,Mahin Puri bt Mohit 6-7 (4),7-5,7-5,Rahul Seth bt Kabir Manrai 6-1,6-0,Rohit Kumar bt Ankit Rao 6-2,6-4,Sagar Bains bt Krishna Rajput 7-6 (3),4-6,6-2,Mritunjay Badola bt Jagmeet Singh 6-2,6-2,Param Pun bt Adhhyan 6-1,6-1,Anupam Singh w/o Sumit Pal Singh,Anshuman Gulia bt Rupesh Kokkar 6-3,2-6,6-4,Nihit Rawal bt Anmol Sandhu 6-2,6-2.
Girls Under-12: Sanya Edara bt Veda 4-0,4-1,Ravneet Kaur bt Shukmani Shoda 4-0,4-0,Chelsa Stepen bt Bhavya Sangri 4-2,4-2,Nandini bt Tanisha Bansal 5-3,4-5 (7),Anushka Kejriwal bt Shivi 4-2,4-0,Hanshika w/o,Harleen Kaur bt Virti Panwar 4-1,4-0,Sehajnoor Dhillon bt Khushbeen Kaur 5-3,4-1,Rahat bt Reetinder Kaur 4-1,4-0,Lavnya Ray w/o,Aditi Dogra bt Nemant 4-0,4-1.
Girls Under-16: Charvi Saxena bt Komaljeet Kaur 6-3,6-1,Gurmehar Kaur bt Sarah Dev 4-6,7-5,6-4,Hanshika bt Ikshita Sangri 6-4,6-3,Aarushi Kakkar bt Seerat Pannu 7-6 (4),6-3,Nimrat Walia bt Aastha Malhotra 6-2,6-3,Akshita Singh bt Ashpreet Bajwa 6-0,6-1,Harsimran Kaur bt Jhanvi 6-1,6-2,Pooja Moura bt Saymya Saxena 6-1,6-3,Shrishty Dhanda bt Seerat Sidhu 6-3,6-3,Alisha Menon bt Preksha Singvi 6-4,6-2,Bani Singh bt Aarzoo Chowdhry 6-0,6-0,Nikita Bishnoi bt Preet Nain Grewal 6-0,6-1,Prinkle Singh bt Karishma Mehta 6-0,6-0,Gurneek Bhundal bt Harleen Kaur 6-1,6-2,Tanya Batra bt Kriti Soni 6-0,6-1,Gayatri Kumariaha bt Neelanchal Gupta 6-2,6-3.