Riding high on great serve and on court skills,top seed Asav Kumar of Chandigarh overpowered Siddharth Sharma of Delhi in straight sets 4-1,4-2 in the first round of the U-12 boys section to advance further during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series tennis tournament being held at the CLTA courts in Chandigarh. Meanwhile,top seed Sarah Dev displayed tremendous tennis to win her matches in the first round of U-12 and U-14 girls categories. She outplayed Luvya Lamba 4-1,4-0 in the U-12 match,and cleaned-up Reet Malik 9-0 to surge ahead.
Playing in the boys U-14 section, top seed Sagar Bains of Chandigarh got the better of Savneet Singh Bajwa 9-1,while third seed Shrut Mohan of Punjab was given tough fight by CHART trainee Shashi Kant. Shashi Kant went down in final set tie-breaker. Then sixth seed Kanishk Pal was stretched to final set tie-breaker by Daksh Marwaha. Eventually,Kanishk Pal won 5-3,1-4,7-4. The fourth seed Chiraz Singh Dandona of CLTA faced resistance from his opponent Sammar Raina,but managed to win in the end 1-4,4-1,7-3.