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Calvin, Bhupender storm into quarters

Top seed Calvin Golmei justified his seeding with a hard-fought win over Naresh Badgujar to enter the quarterfinals of the AITA Championship Series tennis tournament being played at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) complex in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 22, 2015 15:46 IST
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Top seed Calvin Golmei justified his seeding with a hard-fought win over Naresh Badgujar to enter the quarterfinals of the AITA Championship Series tennis tournament being played at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) complex in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

A CLTA trainee Calvin was stretched in the first set by Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) trainee Naresh before winning 7-6(2) in tiebreaker. In the second set Calvin outplayed in opponent 6-2. In other matches, CHART trainee Shashikant Rajput moved into quarterfinals with a straight set win over CLTA trainee Anmol Rattan Kamboj. Shashikant conceded only three games to move into quarters 6-1, 6-2.


Bhupender Dahiya another CHART trainee also moved into the next round with an upset win over fifth seed Savneet Singh Bajwa 6-0, 6-1. Second seed Sabrang Sandal of CLTA also moved into quarterfinals defeating Asav Kumar 6-2, 6-1. Another CLTA trainee and seventh seed Sahishnu Sharma defeated Saurabh Prashar 6-2, 7-5,while third seed Sagar Sehrawat moved into quarterfinals defeating Chiraz Singh Dandona in a closely contested match 6-5, 5-7, 7-5.

In the girls’ under-16, top seed Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa moved into quarterfinals with a straight set win. CHART trainee Simran Pritam upset CLTA trainee and second seed Khushbeen Kaur winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Another CHART trainee Priyanka Jakhar also moved into quarters defeating seventh seed Reetinder Kaur 6-4, 6-1. CLTA trainee and fifth seed Tanya Batra also moved into quarterfinals with a straight set 6-1, 6-1, win over Bhavya Sangri.

In the under-12 boys’, top seed Dhruv Tangri and second seed Nishant Dabas of CLTA moved into quarterfinals with straight set wins. Both CHART trainees’ fifth seed Krishan Hooda and Ajay Singh moved into quarterfinals. Ajay Singh registered an easy 6-1, 6-2, win over Neel Dhaliwal, while Krishan Hooda was stretched by Kartik Saxena before winning 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5.

In the under-12 girls singles, top seed Tanushitha Reddy defeated Kuja Arora 6-0, 6-2, while sixth seed Inayat Sandhu ousted Snigha Saran 6-1, 6-0. Second seed Nimrat Kaur Atwal also moved into the quarterfinals with a straight set win over Maitri Chahal 6-2, 6-0. Others who moved into the quarterfinals are Aaditaa Vashisht, Amreen Sidhu, Adi Singh, Charitha Patlolla and Kanupriya Rajwat. Results: Boys’ under-12 Singles prequarterfinals: [1] Dhruv Tangri bt Gurustat Singh 6-1, 6-0, [5] Udit Gogoi bt Aditya Chopra 6-1, 6-1, [6] Aman Dahiya bt Gurjosh Singh 6-0, 6-0, [5] Krishan Hooda bt Kartik Saxena 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5, [8] Sarabjot Singh bt Gaurav Kumar 7-5, 2-0 Concd, [3] Srijit Sen bt Saideep Kilaru 6-1, 6-2, Ajay Singh bt Neal Dhaliwal 6-1, 6-2, [2] Nishant Dabas bt Ayushman Arjeia 6-3, 6-3;Girls under-12 singles, prequarterfinals: [1] Tanushitha Reddy bt Kuja Arora 6-0, 6-2, [6] Inayat Sandhu bt Snigha Saran 6-1, 6-0, [4] Aaditaa Vashisht bt Mrinalini Sharma 6-1, 6-1, [8] Amreen Sidhu bt Vrinda Dua 6-1, 6-0, [5] Adi Singh bt Shreya Gautam 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, [3] Charitha Patlolla bt Haleen Kaur Dhanda 6-3, 6-0, [7] Kanupriya Rajwat bt Prachi Batra 6-2, 6-0, [2] Nimrat Kaur Atwal bt Maitri Chahal 6-2, 6-0;

Boys’ under-16 singles pre-quarterfinals: [1] Calvin Golmei bt Naresh Badgujar 7-6(2), 6-2, [7] Sahishnu Sharma bt Saurabh Prashar 6-2, 7-5, [3] Sagar Sehrawat bt Chiraz S Dhandona 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, [5] Sohraab Singh bt Dhruv Tangri 6-3, 6-2, Shashikant Rajput bt Anmol Rattan Kamboj 6-1, 6-2, [4] Ashutosh Tiwari bt Shivam Vij 6-2, 6-2, Bhupender Dahiya bt [5] Savneet Singh Bjawa 6-0, 6-1, [2] Sabrang Sandal bt Asav Kumar 6-2, 6-1

Girls’ under-16 singles prequarterfinals: [1] Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa bt Dikshita Rana 6-3, 6-1, [5] Tanya Batra bt Bhavya Sangri 6-1, 6-1, Harleen Kaur bt Sohani Makkar 6-2, 6-4, Priyanka Jhakar bt [7] Reetinder Kaur 6-4, 6-1, Alisha Menon bt [8] Shristy Dhir 6-3, 6-1, [3] Himanshika bt Sehajveer Bhandal 6-1, 6-1, [6] Saisha Khanna bt Kavya Sawhney W/O, Simran Pritam bt [2] Khushbeen Kaur 6-2, 6-1.