Anya Murthy defeats top seed, enters tennis quarters

January 7, 2022, Chandigarh

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Anya Murthy from the USA recorded a comeback win to stun top seed Indian player Suhitha Maruri before confirming her quarterfinals berth in the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (Grade-3) Tournament.

In a girls’ U-16 pre-quarterfinal match, Anya toppled the top seed (2-4, 4-2, 10-1). Tamanna Takoria defeated Madhurima Sawant (5-3, 4-2) and fourth seed S Sirimalla outplayed Chahana Budhbhatti (4-1, 4-1). Another Indian contender Tejasvi Dabas defeated sixth seed A Prabha Lakshmi (5-4, 5-4(1)), whereas Pushti Laddha ousted eighth seed Sonal Patil (5-3, 2-4, 10-7). Third seed Vaishnavi Adkar also moved ahead by defeating Rutuja Chaphalkar of the USA (4-0, 4-2) and Renne Singla defeated R Gaikaiwari (3-5, 4-1, 14-12). Second seed Thailand’s L Tararudee ousted Janani Ramesh (4-1, 4-0).

Yuvan in quarterfinals

Second seed Indian player Yuvan Nandal faced a tough resistance from Thailand’s Poonthong Komopisut before recording a (1-4, 5-3, 10-8) win in the boys’ category. Muni Ananth Mani defeated T Boosarawongse (4-5(9), 5-4(3), 10-6), Daksh Ashok Agarwal ousted Monil Lotlikar (5-3, 4-1) and Rushil Khosla defeated Krish Tyagi (4-2, 5-4(5)). Fifth seed Aayush P Bhat also march ahead without conceding any single game against Anish Kundu (4-0, 4-0). Bushan Haobam defeated Akarsh Gaonkar (4-1, 4-0) and Saheb Sodhi thrashed Japan’s Shingo Masuda (4-1, 4-1). Fadi Bidan won the last mach by defeating Aryan Shah (3-5, 5-4(6), 11-9). — TNS

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