Rajput, Atwal make it to semis Of AITA Talent Series

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2014 16:58 IST

CLTA trainees Krishna Rajput and Sultan Singh Atwal made it to the singles’ semifinal of the CLTAAITA Talent Series under-18 tournament at CLTA complex, Sector 10, on Wednesday.

Seerat Kaur Pannu in action against Saumya Saxena in the AITA Talent Series under-18 tournament at CLTA complex, Sector 10, on Wednesday. Seerat won 6-1, 6-2 to enter semifinals.

Earlier in the quarterfinals, second seed Krishna Rajput defeated Kabir Manrai in a marathon three setter match 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2. In the first set Rajput was leading 5-3, but Manrai fought back and won the set 7-6.
In the second set Rajput played solid game from the baseline and grabbed the set 6-3. In the decider set, Rajput conceded only two games to win the match 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2.

In another quarterfinal, Sultan Singh Atwal defeated another Sabrang Sandal in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
In the girls’ singles’ quarterfinal, CLTA trainee Khushbeen Kaur defeated CHART trainee Princy Panchal in straight sets 7-5, 6-2. Khushbeen will now face Jannat Khurana, who had a comfortable victory over Smera Mehta. Jannat conceded only one game in each set to enter semifinals.

Results: Quarterfinals (u-18): Boys’ singles: Mridul Kharakwal bt Archit Juneja 6-1,6 –1; Aditya Vashisht bt Calvin Golmei 6-1, 6-4; Sultan Singh Atwal bt Sabrang Sandal 6-2, 6-0; Krishna Rajput vs. Kabir Manrai 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2. Girls’

singles: Khushbeen Kaur bt Princy Panchal 7-5, 6-2; Jannat Khurana bt Smera Mehta 6-1, 6- 1; Seerat Kaur Pannu bt Saumya Saxena 6-1, 6-2; Tanmay Patnayak bt Harleen Kaur 6-1, 6- 1. Boys’ doubles: Sagar Sehrawat and Krishna Rajupt bt Rahul Verma and Ramanjot Dhindsa 6-3, 7-5; Kabir Manrai and Calvin Golmei bt Vatsal Chauhan and Anmol Rattan Kamboj 6-1, 6-2; Raunaq Singh Marwaha and Sarthak Jain bt Vikas Berwal and Rohit Kumar 4-6, 6-3, 11-9; Manjot Singh and Sultan Singh Atwal bt Ritvik Rana and Himahsu Saini 6-1, 6-1.

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