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National under-16 tennis tournament: Bondre, Bhatia blaze through to semi-finals

In the quarterfinals, Mohit Bondre stunned third-seeded Vansh Bhagtani 6-3, 6-0 to make it to the last four. In the semi-finals, Bondre will take on eighth-seeded Aryaan Bhatia, who knocked out second-seeded Bhupendra Dahiya 7-6(5), 6-1.

pune Updated: Dec 21, 2017 22:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,National,under-16
Aryaan Bhatia in action at the Ravine Hotel National Series under-16 Tennis Tournament at Panchgani on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Mohit Bondre and Aryaan Bhatia scored upset wins to enter the semi-finals of the boys’ event at the Ravine Hotel National Series under-16 Tennis Tournament at Panchgani on Thursday.

In the quarterfinals, Mohit Bondre stunned third-seeded Vansh Bhagtani 6-3, 6-0 to make it to the last four. In the semi-finals, Bondre will take on eighth-seeded Aryaan Bhatia, who knocked out second-seeded Bhupendra Dahiya 7-6(5), 6-1. Top-seeded Krishan Hooda also moved into the last four scoring a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7) win over seventh-seeded Nikhil Niranjan. Hooda will take on fourth-seeded Arnav Pathange who ended the challenge of Faiz Mohd Nasyam 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

In the girls event, third-seeded Gargi Pawar scored a 6-1, 6-4 win over Renee Singh and made it to the semi-finals. Gargi will take on Vaishnavi Adkar, who edged out Bhumika Tripathi 7-5, 6-1. Top-seeded Prerna Vichare registered a fluent 6-2, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Sanjana Sirimalla. In the semi-finals, Vichare will take on sixteenth-seeded Rutuja Chaphalkar, who out rallied Kashish Bote 6-2, 6-1.

Results

Boys: -Quarterfinal Round: Krishan Hooda(1) bt Nikhil Niranjan(7) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7); Arnav Pathange(4) bt Faiz Mohd Nasyam 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; Aryaan Bhatia(8) bt Bhupendra Dahiya(2) 7-6(5), 6-1; Girls: Prerna Vichare(1) bt Sanjana Sirimalla(6) 6-2, 6-4; Rutuja Chaphalkar(16) bt Kashish Bote 6-2, 6-1; Gargi Pawar(3) bt Renee Singh(5) 6-1, 6-4; Vaishnavi Adkar bt Bhumika Tripathi 7-5, 6-1

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 22:13 IST