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Harleen Kaur upsets second seed Riya Kaushik

Balbir Singh | April 08, 2019 07:52 PM

CHANDIGARH: Qualifyer Harleen Kaur Dhanda pulled of a big surprise by shocking second seed  Riya Kaushik in two tough sets by 7-5, 7-5  in the girls singles first round in the  CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.
CLTA trainee Amarjot Kaur Bundhel defeated Anusha Verma in a easy match 6-0, 6-1. Qualifier Japjot Kaur also advanced into next round. Japjot defeated Milli Pandit in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
In the boys singles top seed Bhupender Dahiya and Ajay Singh CLTA trainees moved into pre-quarterfinals. Ajay defeated Aditya Chauhan in a one sided match 6-1, 6-1. Top seed Bhupender Dahiya won from Laksya Gupta in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Sarthak Gandhi defeated Abhay Mohan in a 3 setter marathon match 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Other CLTA players who moved up were Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje, Aarav Singh Gill, Gaurav Kumar, Manveer Singh, Asav Kumar and Jitin Kumar Chetry.
Results:
Boys singles (Ist round):  Bhupender Dahiya [1] bt. Lakshay Gupta 6-3, 6-1, Arunava Majumdar bt. Avish Verma 6-4, 6-4,  Aarav Singh Gill bt. Rakshit Dhankar 6-4, 6-2,  Gaurav Kumar bt. Navya Verma [8] 7-5, 6-2,  Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje [4] bt. Aakash Srinivasan (Q) 6-4, 6-0,  Smarbir Singh Sidhu (Q) bt. Darshan Dilbag Singh 6-0, 6-1, Sarthak Gandhi bt. Abhay Mohan (Q) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3,  Arnav Thakur [6] bt. Gurustat Singh Makkar 7-5, 6-3, Yuvraj Pandit [6] bt. Aarush Sharma 7-5, 6-2, Asav Kumar (Q) bt. Sarabjot Singh 6-3, 6-2, Ajay Singh bt. Aditya Chauhan 6-1, 6-1, Manveer Singh [3] bt. Dhairya Chadha (Q) 6-0, 6-2, Jitin Kumar Chetry bt. Sbhubh Negi 6-1, 6-4.
Girls singles (Ist round): Sukhmani Sahota [1] bt. Noorpreet Kaur Siprey 6-0, 6-0, Catherine Bhangu bt. Avneet Kaur 6-1, 6-2, Amarjot Kaur Bundhel bt. Anusha Verma 6-0, 6-1, askirat Kaur [7] bt. Omisha Nischal (Q) 6-1, 6-0, Chahana Budhbhatti [3] (Q) bt. Vanya Arora (Q) 6-2, 6-0, Japjot Kaur (Q) BT. Milli Pandit 6-4,6-3,  Sweta Samanta bt. Pawandeep Kaur [8] 6-1, 6-2,  Snigdha Sran (Q) bt. Ananya Dogra 6-3, 6-2, Harleen Kaur Dhanda (Q) bt. Riya Kaushik [2] 7-5, 7-5.

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