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Shanker Heisnam faces Rian Sharma in final

BALBIR SINGH | September 23, 2023 10:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shanker Heisnam and Rian Sharma advanced into championship round in the boys under-18 singles of the CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament for Boy’s & Girl’s under-18 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

CLTA trainee seventh seed Shanker Heisnam overpowered Gurbaaz Narang of Punjab in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Shanker played solid match with his powerful shots to beat the Gurbaaz 6-1 in the set. In second set Shanker maintained his momentum and took the second set and match without getting much pressure 6-2.

Shanker will play against top seed Rian Sharma of Delhi in Boys under-18 singles final tomorrow. In the another Semifinal Rian Sharma defeated Shivam Devam of Haryana in a three setter closed contestant match 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

In the girls under-18 singles semifinals CLTA trainee fourts seed Rubani Kaur Sidhu defeated Vamika Sharma 6-1, 6-0 easily. Rubani played good quality tennis and dominant throughout the match.

In the another Semifinals Dhatri Dave of Haryana won from Vibha Khadka in straight sets 6-4, 6-1

Vansh Bisht and Shivam Devam lift boys under-18 double title. Vansh Bisht / Shivam Devam defeated Shanker Heisnam / Bhicky Sagolshem 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.

In the Girls under-18 doubles final Dhatri Dave / Jasmine Rawat won from A. Dhankhar / Rubani Kaur Sidhu 7-5, 7-6 (0).

Boys singles under-18 (semi-finals): Rian Sharma (DL) [1] bt. Shivam Devam (HR) [6] 6-2, 1-6, 7-5, Shankar Heisnam (MN) [7] bt. Gurbaaz Narang (PB) 6-1, 6-2.

Girls singles under-18 (semi-finals): Dhatri Dave (HR) [16] bt. Vibha Khadka (MP) 6-4, 6-1, Rubani Kaur Sidhu (PB) [4] bt. Vamika Sharma (DL) 6-1, 6-0.

Boys doubles under-18 (final): Vansh Bisht (DL) / Shivam Devam (HR) bt. Shanker Heisnam (MN) / Bhicky Sagolshem (MN) 2-6, 6-4, 11-9

Girls doubles under-18 (final): Dhatri Dave (HR) / Jasmine Rawat (HR) bt. A. Dhankhar (HR) / Rubani Kaur Sidhu (PB) 7-5, 7-6 (o)

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