Gurmannat powers into pre-quarters

February 4, 2020, Chandigarh

Lawn TennisCLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament,


Gurmannat Kaur Sandhu outclassed Driti to qualify for the girls’ U-16 pre-quarterfinals in the ongoing CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here today. Gurmannat won 6-0 6-0.

Rubani Kaur Sidhu outplayed Sehaj 6-2 6-2, while Anandita Sharma registered a 7-6(2) 6-1 win over Mehakpreet Kaur in the opening round.

Mehakpreet though managed to beat Simar Atwal in the girls’ U-18 opening round. Mehakpreet lost the first set 4-6, but came back strongly to win the next two sets 6-2 7-5 and move into the last-16.

Arjun, Gaurav advance

In the boys’ U-18 competition, Arjun Jitender Abyankar blanked Satvik Singla 6-0 6-0 in the first round. Gaurav Kumar overcame Rakshit Dhankar 7-5 6-7(1) 6-1, while Arnav Malik rallied from a set down to beat Aarush Sharma 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Navya Verma had an easy first round outing as he thrashed Arnav Bishnoi 6-1 6-0. Eighth seed Sarthak Arora edged out Prateek Saroha 6-4 6-1, while Anirudh Sangra ousted Paras Verma to move into the next round. Sangra won 6-0 6-1.

Amish Bansal registered a 6-2 6-0 win over Rajdeep Singh, while Manjot Singh Ahuja dismissed Anant Goyal 6-3 6-0 in the first round.

Chaitanya cruises

Chaitanya Bansal upset 6th seed Damanpreet Singh 6-0 6-3 in the boys’ U-16 first round. Aditya Bhatnagar downed qualifier Yash Solanki 7-6(4) 7-5, while Adik Sharma registered a 6-2 6-0 win over Aarya Vaibhav Nigma.

Anirudh Sangra stunned 8th seed Arnav Bishnoi 6-2 6-1, while Satvik Singla came from behind to beat Sabya Sachi in the opening round. Singla lost the first set 4-6, but bounced back to win the next two sets 6-4 6-2 and seal a place in the pre-quarterfinals.

Tarun Sharma prevailed 6-1 6-0 over Prabir Singh and seventh seed Rakshit Dhankar trounced Jashandeep Singh 6-1 6-0.

Karen Singh survived an intense opening round battle against Paras Verma. He won 7-5 6-7(6) 6-2. Shivam Wadhawan defeated Iren Singh 6-2 6-3 and Shraey Vir outplayed Madhav Aggarwal 6-2 6-1.

Darshan Dilbar Singh registered a convincing 6-1 6-1 win over Aryan Jolly in the opening round.

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