Talal Warsi and Prachi Naidu qualified for the main draw in the All India National Ranking Talent Series Junior Tennis Tournament for the Premjit Lall Memorial Trophy at the Wodehouse Gymkhana,Cooperage on Sunday.
Joining Warsi in the boysunder-12 main draw that commences on Monday were,Arbaaz Maniyar,Ved Bhandare,Agnay,Aditya Tolia,Tejas Gokuldas,Danish Siddiqui,Shikhar Raj.
Apart from Prachi Naidu,the others who made it to the girlsunder-12 main draw were Ria Vardhan,Dhavani Kumar,Shweta Dhawkar,Nikita Folhar,Purnima Surve.
Aryan Goveas,Dheer Gala and Varun Pathare of Maharashtra are some of the leading juniors who will feature in the tournament,being held under the auspices of the All India Tennis Association and the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association in honour of one of Indias greatest players Premjit Lall,who died on December 31,2008.
The categories include,boysand girlsunder-12 in the Talent Series and boysand girlsunder-10 in the Maharashtra State Ranking.
The other formidable juniors in the fray are Karan Mehta and Indra Patwardhan and among the girls are Shyodhi Yuden and Mahrukh Kokni of Mumbai.
Boys u-12: Talal Warsi,Arbaaz Maniyar,Ved Bhandare,Agnay,Aditya Tolia,Tejas Gokuldas,Danish Siddiqui,Shikhar Raj.
U-10: Pranit Kudale,Varun Sushanti,Riz Mehra,Poojan Desai,Kargul Sanghvi,Dhairya Shah,Anmol Kothari,Vishal Vichare.
Girls U-12: Ria Vardhan,Prachi Naidu,Dhavani Kumar,Shweta Dhawkar,Nikita Folhar,Purnima Surve.