Dalvi, Menkar shock seeds to enter semi finals

Pune, Dec 19 (UNI) It will be an all Maharashtra semifinals as top seeded Arjun Kadhe will clash with Rohan Bhatia, while second seeded Anirudh Darp will take on giant killer Om Dalvi in the Under 14 Boys event at the 22nd edition of the Pravin Trophy Junior National ranking tennis tournament.

The tournament is sponsored by Pravin Masalewale and is organized by the Hill Side Gymkhana at its tennis courts, Bibwewadi.

In the quarterfinals today, Om Dalvi of Pune shocked fourth seeded Karn Patel of Gujarat 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets to make it to the semifinals.

In the girls section, top seeded Ankita Raina scored an 6-0, 6-1 win over Lavina Chawla, while Eetee Mehta scored a 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 win over Rutuja Bhosale. Meanwhile, lefthander Avanee Gosavi of Pune, scored an easy 6-2, 6-4 win over Shruti Bhandurge of Belgaum. Second seeded Ankaraju Sabatni also had an easy outing against Aishwarya Ingle winning 6-3, 6-4.

In the under 10 girls event, Trishala Menkar of Pune scored a upset winning 6-3, 6-4 against third seeded Hita Kotak to enter the last four stage.

Following are the results of Boys Under 14 (quarter- finals): Arjun Kadhe bt Rajanvir Dharani 6-1, 6-3; Rohan Bhatia bt Yash Deshpande 6-3, 6-3; Om Dalvi bt Karn Patel (Guj) 6-2, 6-2; Anirudh Darp (Mah) bt Rushab Agarwal 6-4, 6-7(7-3), 2-4 (conceded) Girls Under 14: (Quarter Finals) Ankita Raina (Guj) bt Lavina Chawla 6-0, 6-1; Eeete Mehta (Guj) bt Rutuja Bhosale 7-6(9-7) 6-1; Avanee Gosavi bt Shruti Bhandurge 6-2, 6-4; Ankaraju Sabatini (AP) bt Aishwarya Ingle 6-3, 6-4.

Boys under 12 : (Quarter Finals) Rohan Bhatia bt Shivraj Tagare 6-0, 6-1; Harshal Sethi(MP) bt Aniruddha Topiwalla 7-6 (7-3) ,6-3; Vivek Waghmare bt Aditya Vyas 6-4, 6-3; Nishant Rebello (Del)bt Ryan Serrao (Goa)7-5, 6-2.

Girls under 10 ( Quarter-finals) Apurva Barate bt Ria Ahmed 6-1 conceded Trishala Menkar bt Hita Kotak 6-3, 6-4; Prabhuti Singhania bt Shirlee Deshmukh 6-0, 6-0; Ria Vardhan w/o Devashi Bhimjiyani Girls under12 (Quarter-finals) Teesta Paul (Del) bt Shirlee Deshmukh 6-0, 6-0; Vasanti Shinde bt Apurva Barate 6-1, 6-2; Ruhita Ugalmugale bt Raiyka Karachiwalla 6-7 (7-2), 6-1, 6-2.


Story first published: Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 21:40 [IST]
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