Under-14 tennis:Chaphalkar surprises second seeded Rayarala to
Aurangabad, Nov 2 (PTI) Fifth seeded Rutuja Chaphalkar of Maharashtra upset second seeded Srujana Rayarala to enter the semis of the MSLTA-Yonex Sunrise under 14 national tennis tournament here today.
The bespectacled 13-year-old from Pune outsmarted second Rayarala 6-3, 7-6(0) of Telangana in 1 hour 20 mins to enter the last four.
She will now clash with another Telangana player Adithi Are, who upset fifteenth seeded Poorvi Bhatt of Uttar Pradesh 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Top seeded Sudipta Kumar of Mumbai got past sixth seeded Renne Singla of Haryana 6-4, 7-6(6) to set up a clash with third seeded Sanjana Sirimalla of Telangana, who rallied out tenth seed Aditi Narayan of karnataka 6-2,7-6(2).
In the Boys singles top seeded Krishan Hooda of Chandigarh outplayed seventh seeded Dhanya Shah of Gujarat 6-2, 6-2 to set up a semifinal clash with fourth seeded Aman Dahiya of Haryana who ousted fifth seeded Chirag Duhan also of Haryana 6-3, 6-1.
Pune lad Yashraj Dalvi came back from loss of first set to get past Anirudh Krishna of Haryana 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 and will now take on Assam boy Udit Gogoi who stopped state player Arjun Gohad 6-3, 6-3.
Results: Quarterfinal Round: Boys
Krishan Hooda (CH)(1) bt Dhanya Shah (Guj) (7) 6-2, 6-2;
Aman Dahiya (Har)(4) bt Chirag Duhan (Har)(5) 6-3, 6-1;
Yashraj Dalvi (Mah) (10) bt Anirudh Krishna (Har)5-7, 6-0, 6-2;
Udit Gogoi (Assam)(2) bt Arjun Gohad (Mah)(9) 6-3, 6-3;
Sudipta Kumar (Mah)(1) bt Renne Singla (Har)(6) 6-4, 7-6(6);
Sanjana Sirimalla (TS)(3) bt Aditi Narayan (Kar)(10)6-2,7-6(2);
Adithi Are (TS) bt Poorvi Bhatt(UP)(15) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5;
Rutuja Chaphalkar(Mah)(5) bt Srujana Rayarala(2)(AP)6-3, 7-6(0)