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Hard-fought wins for Yash, Rudra and Neeraj; Kaavya stuns 2nd seed Sonashe

Balbir Singh | October 08, 2019 09:55 PM

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Ishaque Eqbal cruised into quarterfinals of men’s singles in the “The Tribune” State Tennis Championships at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.  Ishaque defeated Kavin Masilamani in straight sets 6-4, 7-5.  Ishaque played solid match. He played on the rise and he was dominating with his aggressive ground stroke.
Yash Yadav, qualifier Rudra Kapoor  and eighth seed Neeraj Yashpau worked hard to register victories in their respective matches. Yash Yadav rallied to beat Abhishek Gaur 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(8) and Neeraj Yashpaul prevailed over Calvin Golmei 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3. After losing the first set qualifier Rudra Kapoor disposed of the challenge of Shubham Malhotra 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.    
In women’s singles pre-quarterfinals Kaavya Sawhney, CLTA trainee upset 2nd seed Sonashe Bhatnagar 6-2, 6-1 in straight sets. Kaavya played high level tennis. She was attacking with her aggressive big forehand and Kaavya got momentum throughout the match and won with an easy score. Another CLTA trainee Konika Singh Dhull upset 5th seed Shipli Das in 3 setter marathon match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Top seed Arthi Muniyan, Bunty Chongtham and Seerat Kaur Pannu also moved into quarterfinals.
In the Championship Series (CS-7) Arnav Bishnoi and Sharey Vir advanced into boys under-14 singles quarterfinals. CLTA trainee Arnav Bishnoi defeated qualifier Paras Lukram in a 3 setter marathon match 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Arnav lost 1st set 2-6, Bishnoi bounced back 6-3, 6-3 in 2nd and 3rd sets. Another CLTA trainee Shraey Vir won overTarun Sharma 6-2, 6-0.
Results
Men’s singles (Pre-Quarterfinals):   Ishaque Eqbal [1] bt. Kavin Masilamani 6-4, 7-5, Yash Yadav bt. Abhishek Gaur 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(8),  Mohit Mayur [3] bt. Himanshu Mor 6-1, 6-1,  Neeraj Yashpaul [8] bt. Calvin Golmei 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3,  Anurag Nenwani [6] bt. Deepinder Singh Bains (Q) 6-1, 6-4,  Rudra Kapoor (Q) bt. Shubham Malhotra 3-6, 6-4, 6-4,  Mohammed Fahad [7] bt. Sunil Malik (Q) 6-1, 6-1,  Rishi Reddy [2] (Q) bt. Nikshep Ballekere 6-1, 6-2.
Women’s singles (Pre-Quarterfinals):  Arthi Muniyan [1] bt. Amarjot Kaur (Q) 6-1, 6-0,   Seerat Kaur Pannu [6] bt. Nehel Sahini (Q) 6-2, 7-5,  Lagan Bidhan bt. Harleen Kaur 7-5, 6-0,  Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa(Q) bt. Anaam Almas [7] 2-6, 6-4, 6-2,  Konika Singh Dhull bt. Shilpi Das [5] 4-6, 6-3, 6-3,  Harshita Chugh [3] bt. Shanu Agarwal 6-3, 6-1,  Bunty Choungtham [8] (Q) bt. Tanmayee Pattnaik 6-4, 6-2,  Kaavya Sawhney bt. Sonashe Bhatnagar [2] 6-2, 6-1.
Boys under-14 singles (Pre-Quarterfinals):  Arnav Bishnoi (CH) [1] bt. Paras Lukram (MN) (Q) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3,  Vaibhav Singh (CH) (Q) bt. Yash Jindal [8] (Q) 7-5, 6-2,  Darshan Dilbar Singh (Q) bt. Madhav Aggarwal (Q) 6-1, 6-1,  Shraey Vir (HR) [6] bt. Tarun Sharma 6-2, 6-0,  Akahaj Subramanian (MH) bt. Aarav Chawla [7] (HR) 6-3, 6-2,  Aryan Jolly (HR) bt. Damanpreet Singh [3] (Q) (PB) 6-1, 6-4,  Akansh Subramanian [5] (MH) [5] bt. Gurbaaz Singh Dhanda (PB) 7-5, 6-3,   Aarush Sharma [2] (Q) bt. Yash Solanki (CH) 6-0, 6-0.



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