8 Indians make quarterfinals at MSLTA ITF Asian Junior Championships

Indian boys Aryan Shah, Yuvan Nandal, Manas Dhamne,  Aman Dahiya  and Indian Girls  Shruti Ahlwat, Vaishnavi Adkar, Sonal Patil and Suhitha Maruri kept the Indian flag high making it to the quarter finals of the MSLTA-PMDTA ITF Asian B1 Championships being organised by MSLTA PMDTA and played at the Deccan Gymkhana Courts in Pune.

In the  2nd round matches being played in cloudy conditions due to unseasonal rains in the city, 6th seeded Aryan Shah was given a tough fight by Kriish Tyagi before winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. 3rd seeded Yuvan Nandal made short work of Bushan Haobam 6-1, 6-2. 

14-yr Manas Dhamne  overcame a loss of the 1st set to stop a fighting Rethin Pranav Senthil Kumar 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to make the quarters. 2nd seeded Aman Dahiya proved too strong for wild card Cahir Warik winning 6-2, 6-1.   

In the girls section, 2nd seeded Shruti Ahlawat proved too strong for Indo-Aussie Rhea Makesar to register a  6-2, 6-3 win. Local girl Vaishnavi Adkar posted a quick 6-2, 6-0 win over Sai Janvi. In the best match of the day, local girl Sonal Patil of Kolhapur came back from a bagel in the 1st set to out hit giant killer Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha and carved out a 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. 5th seeded Suhitha Maruri was given a fight by Singaporean Sue Yan Tan and came back from 2-4 in the 3rd set to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the longest match of the day lasting 2 hours 15 minutes 

Following are the Results:

Singles: Second Round: Boys:
Takamasa Mishiro (Jpn) bt Hayden Jones (Aus) [1] 6-2, 6-4
Aryan Shah (Ind) [6] bt Kriish Tyagi (Ind) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Yuvan Nandal (Ind) [3] bt Bushan Haobam (Ind) 6-1, 6-2
Reiya Hattori (Jpn) [8] bt Daksh Prasad (Ind) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 
Woohyuk Chang (Kor) [4] bt Denim Yadav (Ind) 6-2, 6-1 
Suphawat Saeoui (Tha) bt Jeremy Zhang (Aus) [7] 6-2, 6-2
Manas Dhamne (Ind) [5] bt Rethin Pranav Senthil Kumar (Ind) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Aman Dahiya (Ind) [2] bt Cahir Warik (Ind) 6-2, 6-1

Yu-Yun Li (Tpe) [1] Bt Rishitha Reddy Basireddy (Ind) 6-2, 6-3
Lily Taylor (Aus) [6] bt Yu Kikawa(Jpn) 6-4, 6-2 
Suhitha Maruri (Ind) [5] bt Sue Yan Tan (Sgp) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Shruti Ahlawat (Ind) [2] bt Rhea Makesar (Aus) 6-2, 6-3
Vaishnavi Adkar (Ind) [4] bt Sai Janvi (Ind) 6-2,6-0
Sonal Patil (Ind) bt Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha (Ind) 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
Emerson Jones (Aus) [3] bt Shiho Tsujioka (Jpn) 6-1, 7-6(2) 
Asylzhan Arystanbekova (Kaz) bt Rioko Umekuni (Jpn) 6-1, 6-1 

Photos of the day

Manas Dhamne
Sonal Patil
Aryan Shah

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