Suhitha stuns top seed, enters final

March 5, 2021, Chandigarh

Lawn TennisITF World Tennis Tour


Eighth seed Indian contender Suhitha Maruri stunned top seed Sarah Dev in straight sets to face third seed Reshma Maruri in the girls’ U-18 final of the ongoing ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (Grade-4) today.

In the first semi-finals played at the Sector 10 CLTA Complex, Suhitha outplayed Sarah 6-3, 6-2. Third seed Reshma also reached the final by defeating seventh seed Riya Uboveja 6-2, 6-4.

Meanwhile, in the boys’ U-18 semi-finals, top seed Nishant Dabas had an easy run over fifth seed Dhruv Tangri. Dabas won the match without conceding a single game 6-0, 6-0. He will be taking up second seed Aman Dahiya, who defeated Yuvan Nandal 6-2 6-0, in the title clash.

Doubles semis
In the boys’ doubles semis, the top seed team of Dabas and Chirag Duhan overpowered Aayush P Bhat and Anargha Ganguly 6-3, 6-2. Bushan Haobam and Yuvan Nandal defeated Daksh Ashok Agrawal and Albert Onichtchenko Segura 6-4, 7-5 in another semi-finals. In the girls’ doubles, Flo Helsen and Mirthe Moens of Belgium defeated top seed pair of Sarah and Riya Uboveja 6-2, 6-4, whereas Maruri sisters – Reshma and Suhitha – logged a comeback 4-6, 6-3 (10-5) win over Hetvee Chaudhari and Pavitra Parikh to set up the title clash.

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