MSLTA-PMDTA ITF JB1 Pune: Lakshmi Prabha stuns 8th seed

Unseeded Indian Girl  Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha upset 8th seeded Lily Falrclough of Australia as 3rd seeded Yuvan Nandal and 5th seeded Manas Dhamne led four other Indian boys into the second round of the boys event at the MSLTA-PMDTA ITF Asian B1 Championships being organised by MSLTA PMDTA and played at the Deccan Gymkhana Courts in Pune

In the first upset of the event, Indian Girl Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha upset 8th seeded Lily Fairclough of Australia (2)6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a close match to enter the girls second round singles. For reference, Lily had reached the semis of higher category J2 event and semis of a Women`s ITF $15K event in the past week in Australia.

In the other opening rounds third ranked Yuvan Nandal  was given a fight by Poonthong Komopisut of Thailand before winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in a close encounter . 14 year old and fifth seeded Manas Dhamne came through some anxious moments before stopping qualifier Iliyas Maratuly of Kazakhstan  6-3, 7-6(4)  

In other matches featuring.Indians Daksh Prasad  outplayed Wildcard Luke Koh  of Singapore 6-1, 6-2 , under 16 national champion Kriish Tyagi out rallied Shingo Masuda  of Japan  6-3, 6-3 , while Denim Yadav came back from loss of the first set to out last Yerassyl Yerdilda of Kazakhstan 3-6, 6-1, 6-0. Rethin Pranav Senthil Kumar pulled off a 6-3,6-4 win against Siwanat Auytayakul of. Thailand to make the last sixteen

Fourth seed Woohyukuk Chang of Korea lost his plot midway but recovered to get better of Japanese Satoru Nakajima   6-0, 3-6, 6-4 in one of the close matches

In the girls first round  fourth seeded Vaishnavi Adkar was the lone Indian winner  as she outclassed  Vladislava Andreevskaya  of Krgyzstan  6-1, 6-3

The tournament was inaugurated at the hands of Siddarth Shirole MLA Shivajinagar , Mr Namdev Shirgaonkar Sec MOA , Sunder Iyer Jt Sec AITA . Jt TD Ashwin Girme , PMDTA Sec Abhishek Tamhane  , Mihir Kelkar Finance Secretary Deccan Gymkhana , ITF Supervisor Vaishali Shekatkar were Present on the occasion

Following are the Results:

First Round: Boys:
Hayden Jones (Aus) [1] bt (Q)Siddharth Marathe (Ind)  6-2, 6-4
Yuvan Nandal (Ind) [3] Bt Poonthong Komopisut (Tha) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Woohyukuk Chang (Kor) [4] Bt Satoru Nakajima (Jpn) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4;

Manas Dhamne (Ind) [5] Bt (Q)Iliyas Maratuly (Kaz) 6-3, 7-6(4)
Jeremy Zhang (Aus) [7]Bt Rushil Khosla (Ind) 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4
Reiya Hattori (JPN) [8] Bt (WC)Aryan Lakshmanan (Ind) 6-3, 6-4
Rethin Pranav Senthil Kumar(Ind)Bt Siwanat Auytayakul (Tha) 6-3, 6-4
Takamasa Mishiro (Jpn) Bt (Q)Prajwal Tewari (Ind) 6-3, 6-4
Bushan Haobam (Ind)Bt Vitaliy Zatsepin (Kaz) 6-3, 6-3
Daksh Prasad (Ind) Bt(WC) Luke Koh (SGP) 6-1, 6-2
Kriish Tyagi (Ind) Bt Shingo Masuda (Jpn) 6-3, 6-3
Denim Yadav (Ind) Bt Yerassyl Yerdilda (Kaz) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

First Round: Girls:
Sue Yan Tan (Sgp) Bt Nandini Dixit (Ind) 6-2, 6-0
Yu-Yun Li (Tpe) [1] Bt Asmi Adkar (Ind) 6-1, 6-3
Vaishnavi Adkar (Ind) [4] Bt Vladislava Andreevskaya (Kgz) 6-1, 6-3;
Shiho Tsujioka (Jpn) Bt Madhurima Sawant (Ind)6-0, 6-2;
Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha (Ind) Bt Lily Falrclough (Aus) [8] (2)6-7, 6-4, 6-4;

Order of play – Tuesday

Singles draws
Boys – Singles Draw
Girls – Singles Draw

Photos from the event by MSLTA

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