AITA Challenger: Naresh upset second seed Siddharth, reaches main drawNovember 25, 2019, Chandigarh
Naresh Badjugar stunned second seed Siddharth Basaiti in straight sets to move into the boys’ U-18 main draw on the opening day of the Roots-AITA Challenge Series (CS7) National Ranking Championship in Chandigarh.
Badjugar logged a 6-4 6-2 victory to move into the next round. Top seed Jitin Chetri also moved ahead by defeating Sarath Kharat 6-2 6-0. Sukhpreet Singh ousted Parikhshat Singh without conceding a single game (6-0 6-0), while Rishi Dahiya beat Kartik Bansal 6-2 6-2. Harmanjit Singh recorded a 6-2 6-1 win over Ozs, while Ajay Singh toppled Avish Verma 6-0 6-1. Sukhwinder Singh also logged an easy 6-2 7-5 win over Sankit Jain.
Meanwhile, in the boys’ U-16 final qualifying round, top seed Aarush Sharma blanked Abhishek Luthra 6-0 6-0. Second seed Anirudh Sangra also moved ahead by defeating Raghav Chaudhary 6-1 6-2, while Harwin Singh recorded a comeback 4-6 6-1 7-6(9) win over Arnav Malik. Shraeyvir logged an easy 6-0 6-1 win over Shivam Wadhawanm, while Harmanjit singh outplayed Manas Mehra 6-0 6-1. In the last match, Yash Aggarwal defeated Aarya Vaibhav 6-2 6-2.