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Stunning Sweta sets up final date with Simran

Stunning Sweta sets up final date with Simran
Simran Pritam returns a forehand to Hitkamya Singh Narwal during their semifinal match in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series in Chandigarh on Thursday. Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11

Sweta Samanta continued her impressive run in the ongoing CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament as she demolished Jaskirat Kaur in straight sets to march into the girls’ U-18 final here on Thursday. 

Sweta stunned the seventh seed 6-2 6-0 to set up the title clash with fourth seed Simran Pritam, who downed Hitkamya Singh Narwal 6-3 6-3 in the semifinals.

Bhupender in final

In the boys’ U-18 category, top seed Bhupender Dahiya extended his victory march against sixth seed Aryan Thakur to seal a spot in the final. Dahiya won 6-3 6-1 and will now play third seed Manveer Singh for the title on Friday. Manveer registered a 6-4 6-4 win over Jitin Kumar Chetry in the semis.

Jitin-Sukhpreet win

Chetry though combined with Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje to win the boys’ U-18 doubles title after stunning the second seeded pair of Arunava Majumdar and Torus Rawat 6-3 0-6 10-5 in the final.

In the girls’ U-18 doubles final, third seeds Chahana Budhbhatti and Hitkamya Narwal upset top seeded pair of Riya Kaushik and Radhika Vasudeva 6-4 6-2.


Boys’ U-18 semis: Bhupender Dahiya bt Aryan Thakur 6-3 6-1, Manveer Singh bt Jitin Kumar Chetry 6-4 6-4 

Girls’ U-18 semis: Sweta Samanta bt Jaskirat Kaur 6-2 6-0, Simran Pritam bt Hitkamya Singh Narwal 6-3 6-3

Boys’ U-18 doubles final: Jitin Kumar Chetry/Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje bt Arunava Majumdar/Torus Rawat 6-3 0-6 10-5

Girls’ U-18 doubles final: Chahana Budhbhatti/Hitkamya Narwal bt Riya Kaushik/Radhika Vasudeva 6-4 6-2 


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