Players with their display of master strokes, smashes and aces managed to impress everyone on the day three of HCL Tennis Junior Tour and Masters at the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida. Power packed strokes and nail-biting matches one after the other made every tennis lovers dream come true.
The top players at the tournament were in action on day three to grab the semifinals spot.
Rahul Pamei (Boys Under-12) played wonderfully and defeated L N Nithis Balaaji (3rd seed) in straight sets. Scoreline was 6-1, 6-4. Mekhala Manna (Girls Under-14) defeated Viveha Sivaraman in a close match. Round was pretty exciting and went on to a tiebreaker decider with the scoreline reading 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-2.
A Peer Mentoring workshop was also organised for the players and their family members. Mr Stefan Hermann conducted the workshop. Hermann is a self-described social entrepreneur and a retired professional tennis player who is involved in youth mentoring. Peer/Youth mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience and a person who is new to that experience.
Through the discussion during the session, players learnt how they can deal with the school work, tennis sessions, peer pressure, family problems or tension and other typical difficulties of growing up. The workshop was unique in itself.
Results (23rd November 2016)
BOYS U12 QUARTERFINALS
(3) Akarsh Gaonkar defeated (87) Skandha Prasanna Rao 6-1, 6-1
(127) Arjun Premkumar defeated (97) Manas Dhamne 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
(15) Rahul Pamei defeated (12) L N Nithis Balaaji 6-1, 6-4
(44) Wyatt Obrien defeated (23) Arunava Majumder 6-2, 6-4
GIRLS U12 QUARTERFINALS
(21) Vaishnavi Adkar defeated (13) Sweta Samanta 6-4, 6-3
(26) Pari Singh defeated (93) Ananya S R 7-6(4), 6-2
(110) Kundana Sri defeated 27) Rijul Vidyasagar Sidanale 6-1, 6-4
(18) Rutuja Chapalkar defeated (78) Lakshmi Prabha Arun Kumar 6-1, 6-1
BOYS U14 QUARTERFINALS
(17) Kanishk Pal defeated (58) Kritanta Sarma 6-4, 6-4
(82) Yashraj Dalvi defeated (61) Kanav Goel 7-5, 6-2
(53) Amrutjay Mohanty defeated (311)Arjun Gohad 6-0, 6-2
(8) R S Rajesh Kannan defeated 389) Rahul Pamei 6-1, 6-1
GIRLS U14 QUARTERFINALS
(83) Mekhala Manna defeated (69) Viveha Sivaraman 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-2
(48) Sruthi P defeated (44) Swarda Parab 6-0, 6-4
(72) Joshika Premkumar defeated (144) Vaishnavi Adkar 6-2, 6-1
(150) Rijul Vidyasagar Sidanale defeated (209) Swarnali Ghosh 6-0, 6-1