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Bhushan Haobam and Lucas Phanthala score upset wins

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 12, 2022 08:56 PM

CHANDIGARH: Qualifier Bhushan Haobam of India and Lucas Phanthala of France advanced to boys singles quarter-finals with upset wins in the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (Grade-2) for boys and girls under-18 a.t the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Bhushan Haobam beat fifth seed Yuvan Nandal in a three setter marathon match 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-4. In the first set both players played high level tennis, finally Bhushan won in tie break. In the second set Yuvan came back strongly with his aggressive game. Yuvan closed the set without getting much pressure 6-2. In the final set Bhushan was leading 5-2 up, after 2-5 down Yuvan took next 2 games in a row. Finally Bhushan Haobam used his experience and closed the final set and match 6-4.

Lucas Phanthala upset win against fourth seed Denim Yadav of India in straight sets 6-3, 6-2,

Another qualifier Manas Dhamne knocked out Daksh Prasad 6-3, 6-4. Top seed Chirag Duhan, Fadi Bidan of Lebanon and Woohyuk Chang of Korea also advanced into singles Quarterfinals

In the girls singles pre-quarterfinals top seed Shruti Ahlawat defeated Jo-Leen Saw of Malaysia in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Sixth seed Vlada Mincheva of Russia defeated last week ITF Juniors Grade-3 winner Tejasvi Dabas (IND) 6-0, 3-0 retired. Second seed M Safi of Iran, seventh seed Vaishnavi Adkhar of India and Lanlana Tararudee of Thailand also entered singles quarterfinals.

In the boys doubles top seed Aman Dahiya and his partner Chirag Duhan of India beat Poonthonq Komopisut of Thailand and Shingo Masuda of Japan in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.

In the girls doubles Vlada Mincheva of Russia and her partner Anya Murthy of USA defeated Vanya Arora of India and Mahika Khanna of India 6-0, 6-0.

Results

Boys singles (PQFs): Chirag Duhan (IND) [1] bt. R Senthil Kumar (IND) 6-3, 6-2, Aayush P Bhat (USA) [7] bt. Singo Masuda (JPN) 6-2, 6-3, Woohyuk Chang (KOR) bt. Aryan Shah (IND) 6-3, 6-3, Bushan Haobam (IND) (Q) bt. Yuvan Nandal (IND) [5] 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-4, Daksh Ashok Agarwal (IND) bt. Monil Lotlikar (IND) (Q) 4-4 Ret., Lucas Phanthala (FRA) bt. Denim Yadav (IND) [4] 6-3, 6-2, Fadi Bidan (LBN) bt. Rushil Khosla (IND) [6] 6-3, 6-2, Manas Dhamne (IND) (Q) bt. Daksh Prasad (IND) 6-3, 6-4.

Girls singles (PQFs): Shruti Ahlawat (IND) [1] bt. Jo-Leen Saw (MAS) 6-2, 6-4, Lanlana Tararudee (THA) [5] bt. Hannah Nagpal (IND) 6-2, 6-2, Lakshmi Gowda (IND) bt. Charmi Gopinath (IND) 6-2, 6-3, Vaishnavi Adkar (IND) [7] bt. Anya Murthy (USA) 6-1, 6-1, Vlada Mincheva (RUS) [6] bt. Tejasvi Dabas (IND) 6-0, 3-0 Ret., Suhihta Maruri (IND) [4] bt. Kotistha Modak (IND) (Q) 6-4, 6-3, S Sirimalla (IND) [8] bt. S Verma (IND) 6-2, 6-0, M Safi (IRI) [2] bt. Kristi Boro (IND) 6-2, 6-1.

Boys doubles (Ist round): Aman Dahiya (IND) / Chirag Duhan (IND) [1] bt. Poonthonq Komopisut (THA) / Shingo Masuda (JPN) 6-1, 6-2, Dmitry Dolzhenliv (RUS) / Ruslan Tiukaev (RUS) bt. Vineeth Mutyala (IND) / Krish Tyagi (IND) 6-3, 6-1, Manas Dhamne (IND) / Aryan Shah (IND) bt. Amir Milushev (UZB) / Ilya Mukhin (RUS) 7-6(4), 6-1, Fadi Bidan (LBN) / Thanaphat Boosarawongse (THA) bt. Arnav Bishnoi (IND) / Jasmeet Duhan (IND) 6-0, 6-2, Daksh Ashok Agarwal (IND) / Yuvan Nandal (IND) bt. Aarav Samrat Hada (NEP) / Kasra Rahmani (IRI) 6-1, 7-5, Reiya Hattori (JPN) / Lucas Phanthala (FRA) bt. Anargha Ganguly (IND) / Denim Yadav (IND) [4] 6-3, 5-7, [10-7], Deep Munim (IND) / Rethin Pranav Senthil Kumar (IND) bt. Bhushan Haobam (IND) / Daksh Prasad (IND) 7-6(4), 7-6(4), Aayush P Bhat (USA) / Rushil Khosla (IND) bt. Sarthak Arora (IND) / Anirudh Sangra (IND) 6-2, 6-1.

Girls doubles (Ist round): Shruti Ahlawat (IND) / Suhitha Maruri (IND) [1] bt. Kristi Boro (IND) / Jo Leen Saw (MAS) 6-4, 6-2, Ramesh Janani (IND) / Sharvani Shrestha (NEP) bt. Chahana Budhbhatti (IND) / Honoka Umeda (JPN) 6-1, 6-2, Darja Suvirjonkova (SRB)/ Lanlana Tararudee (THA) [4] bt. Niyati Kukreti (IND) / Hannah Nagpal (IND) 6-0, 6-2, Vlada Mincheva (RUS) / Anya Murthy (USA) bt. Vanya Arora (IND) / Mahika Khanna (IND) 6-0, 6-0, Saina Deshpande (USA) / Ruma Gaikaiwari (IND) bt. Charmi Gopinath (IND) / Soha Singh (IND) 6-2, 6-0, Victoria Milovanova (RUS) / Darja Shadchneva (RUS) bt. Nandini Dixit (IND) / Pushti Laddha (IND0 6-0, 6-2, Vaishnavi Adkar (IND)/ Rutuja Chaphalkar (USA) bt. Tejasvi Dabas (IND) / Kotistha Modak (IND) 6-2, 6-3, Meshkatolzahra Safi (IRI) / Sanjana Sirimalla (IND) bt. Madhurima Sawant (IND) / Renne Singla (IND) 7-6(3), 7-5.

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