MSLTA-ITF: Dev Javia ease past into R2

December 5, 2019, Pune

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India’s top-seed in the junior category, and tournament’s second seed, Dev Javia, got off to a flying start in round one of the main draw at the MSLTA-ITF Junior Grade 3 U-18 Tennis Championship at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis Court in Pune.

Javia defeated fellow Indian, Nithilin Eric, 6-2, 6-1 in his first match of the main draw. After about 90 minutes, the 17-year-old returned back onto the court alongside Kazakhstan’s Rostislav Galfinger, as the duo walloped the team of Aditya Chopra and Girish Chougle in the doubles.

The top-seeded team of Javia and Galfinger completely dominated the first set of the match. Complimenting each other’s style of play, the duo ran rampant and did not allow their opponents any room to settle into the game.

The unseeded pair of Chougle and Chopra had an extremely difficult time returning Javia’s powerful serves. The 17-year-old managed to get some aces under his name, while the other points were earned easily as the opponents were unable to return Javia’s serves.


  • Boys: Taentawan Taddeo Maggioli (Thailand) bt Aditya Chopra (India) 6-1, 6-3
  • Arnav Pathange (India) bt Aayush P.Bhat (USA) 6-3, 7-6(1)
  • Aditya Balsekar (India) bt Reiya Kombata (Japan) 6-3, 6-3
  • Girls: Mei Hasegawa (Japan) bt Suhita Maruri (India) 6-2, 7-6(1)
  • Tomoko Kato (Japan) bt Riya Uboveja (India) 6-3, 6-3
  • Bhakti Shah (India) bt Skia Kung (Taiwan)6-1, 6-3
  • Saina Deshpande (USA) bt Sudipta Kumar (India) 7-5, 7-5

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