Top seed Kaza Sharma survives anxious moments, as seeds tumble

New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Top seed Kaza V Sharma survived some anxious moments before overpowering Digvijay Mehta 6-0, 1-6, 6-2 in the third round of the junior section of the DSCL National tennis championship here today.

Meanwhile, second seed Sai Karthik and fourth seed Rohit Bisht fell by the wayside as they lost their matches against unseeded players.

Karthik lost to Saurabh Singh 6-7, 4-6 while Irfan Hussain accounted for Rohit Bhisht 6-3, 7-5.

In the junior events, players rarely are consistent. For Kaza, too, it was one of those days when his form oscillated. Eventually, in the decider, he raised the level of his game to advance into the next round.

For seventh seed Jugal Marfatia too, it was a tough day at work.

The youngster played a tight match to beat SV Abhishek 7-5, 6-4 even as Shiva Sangwan whipped eighth seed Suraj Desai 6-1, 6-3.

In the Girls under 16 section, top seed Gopika Kapoor had an easy passage into the quarter-finals as her opponent Aishwarya Aggarwal (6-1, 1-0 retd) threw in the towel in the second set.

However, there were three big upsets as third seed Garima Vatwani, fourth seed Prerna Bhambri and Shweta Rana crashed out, losing their matches in straight sets.

Ankita Raina beat Garima 6-1, 6-0, Ratnika Batra outlasted Prerna 6-4, 6-4 and Sharon Paul ousted Shweta Rana 6-0, 6-4.

Other Results: Boys U 16: Shantanu Rajput bt Ronit Bhisht 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1; S Siddharth bt Chetan Pandit 6-4, 6-4; Prateek Bhambri bt Sumit Shinde 7-5, 6-2, Irfan Hussain bt Rohit Bisht (4) 6-3, 7-5.

Girls U 16: Nimisha Mohan bt Sarda Rachita 6-2, 6-0; Arushi Sharma bt Neha Purohit 6-3, 6-4; Rishika Sunkara bt Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 6-1; Sharon Paul bt Shweta C Rana 6-0, 6-4 Boys U 14: Rohit Bhist bt Suraj Konwar 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; Saurabh Singh bt Suraj Beniwal 6-2, 6-0; Ronit Bhist bt Vishal Passi 6-2, 6-3; Mohit Mayur bt Vishvesh Sinha 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; K Pradeep Reddy bt Digvijay S Mehta 7-5, 6-3; Siddarth Rawat bt Surya Pavan 6-2, 6-0; Tushal Thawani bt Vinod Gowda 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Arjun Kadhe bt Rakshay Thakkar 7-5, 6-3 Girls U 14: Shweta Rana bt B Sowjanya 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Natasha Palha bt S Nandakumar 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4; Rishika Sunkara bt Anushka Bhargava 6-2, 6-4; Ratnika Batra bt Sharon Paul 6-4, 6-3; Prarthana Thombre bt Arzoo Malik 6-1, 6-1; Ankita Raina bt Ankita Bhatia 6-2, 6-0; Vaidhehi Bhagwat bt Surya Tejaswani 6-1, 6-1; Aishwarya Aggarwal bt Bhavna Suresh 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-3.


Story first published: Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 21:35 [IST]
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