Top seed Akshat enters tennis final

Top seed Akshat enters tennis final

Tennis players pose with the trophy after winning the doubles final at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Thursday. Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4

Top seed Akshat Dhull overpowered a tough challenge by qualifier Yashasvi Balhara to move into the boys’ U-18 final during the penultimate day of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7).

After a neck-to-neck tie, Balhara won the opening set (6-7(3). However, Dhull bounced back by logging a (6-4, 6-3) win for the final. In the second semi-finals, second seed Aniruddh Sangra ousted Pratham Hitesh Kotak (6-4, 6-3).

In the boys’ U-14 semis, top seed Sumukh Marya defeated Raghav Pawan Sarode (7-6(2), 6-1), whereas Pragun Thakur outplayed Sachit Thakur (6-4, 6-3).

In the girls’ U-18 category, Yashika Sharma overpowered fourth seed Priyasakhi Sajnani (6-2, 6-0) and Vanya Arora ousted Bhumi Kakkar (6-3, 4-6, 6-2). In the girls’ U-14 semis, third seed Mannat Awasthi ousted Parigya Yadav (6-2, 6-1). Second Shrawasti Kundilya also moved ahead in the final as Shakti Singh conceded her match.

Arnav-Varchasva win title

Arnav Bishoni and Varchasva Thapliyal won the boys’ U-18 doubles title by defeating Aniruddh Sangra and Ashwajit Senjam (1-6, 6-3, 12-10). In the boys’ U-14 final, Haralam Singh and Armaan Walia defeated Gaurish Madaan and Tejas Khosla (7-6(4), 6-3). In the girls’ U-18 category, Priyasakshi Sanjani and Radha Sadhra outplayed Kritika Katoch and Shauryaa Pathak (6-3, 5-7, 10-7).

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