Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 20
Gurustat Singh Makkar stunned third seed Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje in straight sets to set up the title clash with Bhupender Dahiya in the boys’ U-16 category on the penultimate day of the St Stephen’s School CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here on Thursday.
Seventh seed Makkar had to dig deep to seal the opening set 7-6(6), but he hardly broke a sweat to stun Jhoje 6-1 in the second set.
In the other semifinal, fifth seed Dahiya overcame sixth seed Sarthak Gandhi.
Dahiya won the opening set 6-2, but Gandhi fought his way back into the match with a 6-4 win in the second set. In the decider, Dahiya was leading 2-0 when Gandhi decided to concede the match.
Dahiya, though, lost his U-18 semifinal match to top seed Krishan Hooda 0-6 5-7.
In the final, Hooda will face second seed Uddayvir Singh, who registered a 6-3 6-3 win over third seed Shashikant Rajput in the semis.
Suryanshi, Simran advance
Top seed Suryanshi Tanwar, meanwhile, dismissed sixth seed Pawandeep Kaur 6-0 6-0 to ease into the girls’ U-16 final, where she will meet Simran Pritam.
Second seed Simran came from behind to trump a resilient Radhika Vasudeva.
Simran lost the first set 6-7(5), but came back strongly to win the next two sets 6-2 6-4 to stay in contention for the title.
In the girls’ U-18 semifinals, sixth seed Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa registered a 6-1 6-0 win over Radhika Vasudeva, while third seed Simran Pritam humbled eighth seed Pawandeep Kaur 6-2 6-4.
Top seeds Krishan Hooda and Uddayvir Singh, meanwhile, beat fourth seed pair of Yashvardhan Singh and Manveer Singh 6-4 6-3 to win the boys’ U-18 doubles title.
- Boys’ U-16: Bhupender Dahiya bt Sarthak Gandhi 6-2 4-6 2-0 (conceded), Gurustat Singh Makkar bt Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje 7-6(6) 6-1
- Boys’ U-18: Krishan Hooda bt Bhupender Dahiya 6-0 7-5, Uddayvir Singh bt Shashikant Rajput 6-3 6-3
- Girls’ U-16: Suryanshi Tanwar bt Pawandeep Kaur 6-0 6-0, Simran Pritam bt Radhika Vasudeva 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4
- Girls’ U-18: Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa bt Radhika Vasudeva 6-1 6-0, Simran Pritam bt Pawandeep Kaur 6-2 6-4
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