Manish enters main draw in tennis

March 1, 2021, Chandigarh

Lawn TennisITF World Tennis Tour Juniors


Indian contender Manish Yadav overpowered Aditya Balda’s tough challenge to march into the boys’ U-18 main draw in the ongoing ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (Grade-4) at the Sector 10 Complex here today.

Yadav went down in the first set 4-6. However, he bounced back strongly in the tie-break to log a 7-6(2), [10-8] win. Rushil Khosla also moved into the main draw by logging an easy 6-4, 6-2 win over Vishal Gautam. Saheb Sodhi defeated Aryan Arora 6-1, 6-1 and Deep Munim outplayed Lakshya Batwara 7-6(2), 6-3 in other matches.

In the girls’ U-18 category, fifth seeded USA’s Navya Vadlamudi ousted Indian challenger Pari Singh 7-6(3), 6-4. Second seeded Pavitra Parikh also moved ahead by defeating sixth seeded Naga Roshne Arunkumar 6-3, 7-6(3) and eighth seeded Nandini Dixit outplayed Indian Steisha Buddhala 6-7(2), 6-4[10-4]. In the last match, Deepshika Sriram outplayed Sanjivani Kutwal 6-2, 6-2. The main draw matches will start on Monday. — TNS

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