Tennis: Local boys Ganguly, Gohad upset seeds in qualifiers


Pune, Oct 20 (PTI) Local boys Anargha Ganguly and Arjun Gohad used home city advantage to topple seeds and advance in the boys qualifiers at the 2nd HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship here Saturday.

Unseeded Gohad ousted third seed Denim Yadav 6-3, 6-2 while Ganguly outplayed no 5 seed Kushan Shah 6-2, 6-2 to enter the second round of the qualifiers.

In close matches, Boopathy Sakthivel struggled before overcoming Aditya Balsekar 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 while Yash Chaurasia prevailed over Tushar Madan 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to move into the second round

The results: Boys (1st qualifying round): Girish Chougule(Ind) bt Akhilendran Indrabalan(Ind)6-3, 6-2; Yash Chaurasia(Ind) bt Tushar Madan(Ind) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Sushant Dabas(Ind) bt Amaan Adil Tezabwala(Ind)6-0, 6-1; Sarthak Suden(Ind) bt Hritesh Balmiki(Ind)6-4, 6-4; Anargha Ganguly(Ind) bt S.5 Kushan Shah (Ind)6-2, 6-2; Arjun Gohad(Ind) bt S.3 Denim Yadav(Ind) 6-3,6-2; Abhishek Mangale (Ind) bt Hansh Vadlamani(Ind)6-0, 6-2; Tarush Bagai(Ind) bt Shreejit Sen(Ind) 6-0, 7-6(5); Boopathy Sakthivel(Ind) bt Aditya Balsekar(Ind)6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Nishant Dabas(Ind) bt Rishi Jalota(Ind) 6-1, 6-2.

Girls (1st qualifying round): Vaishnavi Adkar(Ind) bt Bipasha Mehn(Ind) 6-2, 6-3; Mrunmyee Bhagwat(Ind) bt Subhrata Subhranjali(Ind) 7-6(6), 6-3; Vidhi Jani(Ind) bt Vaidehi Katkar(Ind) 6-1, 6-1; Jagmeet Kaur Grewal(Ind) bt Sneha Ranade(Ind)6-4, 6-0; Aarya Patil(Ind) bt Sanvi Ahluwalia(Ind) 6-1, 7-6(2); Bela Tamhankar(Ind) bt Vyomaa Bhaskar(Ind)6-2, 6 -0; Vanshita Pathania(Ind) bt Rushika Doifode(Ind) 6-1, 6-0; 8-Yashaswini Panwar(Ind) bt Abhisha Raikwar(Ind) 6-1, 6-1

Edited by PTI
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