by sportswire.blogspot.com (Balbir)
CHANDIGARH, DEC 12
Local lad Rishabh Sharda edged past 12th seeded Shivesh Tripathi of Uttar Pradesh 8-6 in the second round of boys Under-14 qualifying match in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today. Another Chandigarh boy Himmat Singh shocked ninth seed Atishay Jain of Uttrakhand by 8-2.
Praveer Dogra of Punjab overcame a stiff resistance from Rahul B.S of Karnataka by 8-7 (3) in the boys under-18 singles first-round qualifying match. Delhi’s Siddhant Solanki also faced a spirited challenge from local boy Prabhsimran Bal by 8-5.
All players have reached thefinal round of qualifying in Boys Under-14 and Under-18 events. The Under-18 matches were played at Lake Club.
Final qualifying rounds will be held tomorrow from 9.00 a.m and there will be sign-in for the main draw at 12.00 noon.
Qualifying results: Boys U-14 (Ist round): Adhyan bt Shubham Viz (Chd) 8-3, Harnoor Inder (Pb) bt Himanshu Bansal (Chd) 8-2, Karam Prakash Yadav (Pb) bt Sahil Rawat (Chd) 8-5, Rishabh Sharda (Chd) bt Sanchit Bansal (Chd) 8-2, Anish Goel (Chd) bt Parmeet Singh Deol (Chd) 8-1, Aniket Khosa (Chd) bt Hiranandani Abir (Chd) 8-5, Paramveer Singh (Pb) bt Mritunjay Badola (Utk) 8-1, Gurdil Khera (Utk) bt Kunal Mittal (Chd) 8-4, Himmat Singh (Chd) bt Dushyant Aghari (Pb) 8-4, Subbham Malik bt Kemp O’ Brien (Chd) 8-2.
Boys U-18 (Ist round): Jatinder Singh (Chd) bt Jotpal Singh (Pb) 8-1, Soumya Raj (Bih) bt Smarth Sharma 8-4, Dalwinder Singh (Pb) bt Nihit Rawal (Chd) 8-2, Siddhant Solanki (Dli) bt Prabhsimran Bal (Chd) 8-5, Sheetij Chhillar (Pb) bt Samrath S. Rana (Chd) 8-2, Anand Mohan (Bih) bt Aman Saini (Har) 8-1, Sean Yip (Chd) bt Pranav Suri (Chd) 8-5, Resham Singh (Har) bt Varun Chawla (Pb) 8-1, Praveer Dogra (Pb) bt Rahul B.S (Kar) 8-7 (3), Tushar Jaitly (Pb) bt Dipanshu Garg (Har) 8-4, Anupam Chhetri (Chd) bt Ashish Avasthi (Pb) 8-0, Prithvi Kanda (Pb) bt Navmohit Singh (Har) 8-1, Andrew Pardeep (Chd) bt Kuwar S. Tater (Asm) 8-4.
Boys U-14 (2nd round): Shrey Gupta (Har) (1) bt Diviansh Pandey (Chd) 8-1, Shivain Suroya (Chd) bt Rohit Kumar (Har) 8-6, Abhishek (Pb) (4) bt Anmol S. Sandhu (Chd) 8-1, Uttkarsh Bhardwaj (Utk) bt Amit Chahal (Har) (13) 8-5, Dhruv Puniani (Chd) bt Rajat Rawat (Utk) 8-1, Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) (2) bt Adhyan 8-1, Santbir Singh (Chd) (3) bt Harnoor Inder (Pb) 8-2, Rupesh Khokhar (Har) (11) bt Dhruv Das (Chd) 8-5, Rishabh Sharda (Chd) bt Shivesh Tripathi (UP) (12) 8-6, Paramveer Singh (Pb) bt Arnav Alok (Utk) (10) 8-4, Shamit Thappar (Raj) (8) bt Gurdil Khera (Utk) 8-1, Karandeep Singh (Chd) (5) bt Karam Parkash Yadav (Pb) 8-2, Sabrang (Chd) bt Subbham Malik 8-0, Mayuk Rawat (Utk) (6) bt Anish Goel (Chd) 8-6, Himmat Singh (Chd) bt Atishay Jain (Utk) (9) 8-2, Aniket Khosa (Chd) bt Rahul Thakkar (Har) (7) 8-6.