Anuj, Lavam in finalOctober 26, 2019, Chandigarh
Top seed Anuj Pal continued his impressive run as he humbled Devansh Parajuli in straight sets to set up the title clash with Lavam Makhani in the boys’ U-12 category in the Roots-AITA Challenge Series (CS-7) National Ranking Championship at Zirakpur today. Anuj won 6-4 7-6(2).
Makhani, on the other hand, rallied from a set down to upset second seed Anhad Singh Oberoi in the semifinals.
Makhani lost the opening set 6-7(5), but came back strongly to win the next two sets 6-3 7-5 to stay in contention for the title.
In the boys’ U-14 category, third seed Yashasvi Balhara overcame Umang Singh in a see-saw encounter to seal a berth in the final, where he will meet Arnav Bishnoi.
Balhara won the first set 6-4, but Umang clinched the second set 6-2 to stay in the match. Balhara though sealed the decider 6-4 to move into the final.
Top seed Bishnoi was made to sweat by Harwin Singh before he won his semifinal match 6-2 3-6 6-3.
Sidhak stays afloat
Sidhak Kaur continued her good work as the top seed registered a 6-2 6-0 win over Soumya Chatterjee in the girls’ U-12 semifinals.
In the final, Sidhak will face Shrawasti Kundilya, who packed off Inaayat Juneja 6-1 6-3 in the semis.
Meanwhile, in the girls’ U-14 quarterfinals, top seed Vanya Arora humbled Anandita Sharma 6-4 6-1, while Kashvi Singla downed Meher Kaur 7-5 6-2. Shriya Singh edged out Somya Chatterjee 6-3 7-5 and Shrawasti Kundilya drubbed Poonam 6-0 6-1.