At the end of Match 59,the officials,who until this time have been braving hot and sultry conditions,heaved a sigh of relief. Keeping a check on the proceedings of the matches and updating the final scores was always going to be a tedious job for them. But those 59 matches were played in just one age category- boy’s u-14 in first and second qualifying rounds- of the CLTA AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10 on Saturday.
Among those numerous matches played at the CLTA courts,there were few tough ones that needed mention. Raghav Devan,Manik Singh and Kunal Patiyal were the players who were engaged in nerve-racking encounters. These players were pushed to their limit by their respective opponents and despite the odds stacked against them,they managed to scrape through and entered next round.
Raghav prevailed over Nishant Thakur 8-6,Manik squeezed past Pankush Goel 8-6 while Kunal overcame a spirited Divanshu 8-6,in their first round qualifying matches.
Meanwhile,Sarang Garg huffed and puffed as he made his way up to the next round with a hard-fought 8-7(4) win over Ravikant Gill in the second round qualifying match.
Boys: U-14: First Round: Aishwarya Kumar bt. Krishan Hooda 8-2,Manik Singh bt. Pankush Goel 8-6,Hritik Bajwa bt.Arunab Singh 8-5,Rajdeep Singh bt. Rohit Malik 8-3,Shreyas Chopra bt. Kartik Parhar 8-1,Navjot Singh bt. Pratham Sharma 8-3,Chiraz Singh bt. Prateek Soraha 8-0,Raghav Devan bt. Nishant Thakur 8-6,Sumant Vij bt. Armaan 8-4,Jaskaran Riar bt. Pranjal Goel 8-2,Udayveer Singh bt. Parveen Kumar 8-4,Sidharth Basaiti bt.Sarabjeet Singh 8-1,Devansh Kakkar bt.Manjot Bhullar 8-2,Nimit Jain bt. Savinay Singh 8-2,Kanav Khurana bt. Karandev Sandhu 8-3,Kunal Patiyal bt. Divanshu 8-6,Siddharth Chug bt. Karan Taluja 8-2,Sarang Garg bt. Chetanbir Singh 8-2,Vikram Aditya bt. Puru Mehta 8-4,Shashikant Kumar bt.Naresh Badgujar 8-3,Samarth Suri bt. Anav Kumar 8-0,Pranav Chopra bt. Madhusudan Singh 8-1,Harshmeet bt. Saksham Teji 8-3,Shivam Vij bt. Saurav Yadav 8-3,Dhairya Veer bt. Abeer Saharan 8-0,Bhupender Dahiya bt. Paras Dogra 8-0,Dalbir Singh bt. Siddharth Goel 8-1;
2nd Round: Navneet Singh bt. Jagnoor Malhotra 8-3,Aishwarya Kumar bt.Karan Shandilya 8-2,Manik Singh bt. Rasheg Ahluwalia 8-1,Bhavdeep Singh bt. Hritik 8-5,Aditya Vashisht bt. Rajdeep Singh 8-1,Shreyas Chopra bt. Simran Singh 8-2,Varun Mehla bt. Navjot Singh 8-2,Chiraz Singh bt. Abhinav 8-0,Aarya Vardhan bt.Raghav Deva 8-5,Nitin Singh bt. Sumant Vij 8-3,Jaskaran Riar bt. Ansh Mahajan 8-0,Udayveer Singh bt. Abhi Uday 8-0,Laksh Vohra bt. Siddharth 8-1,Devansh Kakkar bt. Ankit Tandon 8-1,Nimit Jain bt. Manvir Sohi 8-6,Kanav Khurana bt. Dhruv Tangri 8-3,Neeraj Yashpaul bt. Sarabjot Singh 8-4,Sahej Punj bt. Kunal Patiyal 8-1,Sartaj Kaura bt. Siddharth Chugh 8-1,Sarang Garg bt. Ravikant Gill 8-7 (4),Dhruv Sharma bt. Tushar Aggarwal 8-1,Udit Kumar bt. Aarav Gill 8-4,Savneet Bajwa bt. Vikram Aditya 8-0,Harshdeep Mehla bt. Saksham 8-2,Ishan Sethi bt. Shashikant Kumar 8-6,Samarth Suri bt. Anirudh Singh 8-5,Madhusudan Chopra bt. Shrenik Bhalla 8-6,Jotshikhar bt. Harshmeet 8-2,Shivam Vij bt. Gaurav Seth 8-3,Balender Oberoi bt.Dhairya Veer 8-2,Bhupender Dahiya bt. Paramveer Kharangra 8-5,Dalbir Singh bt. Vatsal Chouhan 8-6.