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AITA Championship Tournament goes tougher

Tue, 25 Dec 2007 01:54:00
On Tuesday, though two matches, one each in doubles and girls quarter final were tough, but the rests, especially boys singles were seen the seeded players outplaying their contestants.
Hemant Kumar Rout
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Balasore, December 25 (odisha.in) The quarter final matches of Boys Singles Under-14 scheduled to be held on Wednesday in the on going All India Tennis Association (AITA) Championship Tournament in Balasore is going to be tougher with all the seeded players ousting their opponents in the pre-quarter final held on Tuesday.

As one-sided matches were the order of the day, out of 16 U-14 boys, eight 'seeded' players had posted easy wins.

On Tuesday, though two matches, one each in doubles and girls quarter final were tough, but the rests, especially boys singles were seen the seeded players outplaying their contestants.

Starting from the first match, top seed Surya Pawan (Andhra Pradesh) led the way with a 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Shakti Ray (Orissa) in U-14 pre-quarter final.

In girls section, second seed Siuli Upadhyay (Orissa) crushed A Ankitha (Tamilnadu) in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 in the first quarter final for girls singles U-14.

While in the second quarter final match Abhishekta Pandey (UP) had to strike hard to oust Shivani Dabas 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, in a pre-quarter final of boys doubles Manraj Singh Zandu / Md Shaharyar Salim defeated Abhisek Naik / Amlan Roy at 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-3.

Vice-president of Orissa Tennis Association Satyajit Mohanty encouraged the players during the pre-quarter final of boys - singles and doubles and quarter final of girls - singles. In the evening there was a grand celebration of 'X-mass' in the Modern Public School ground.

The tournament is being organized by Balasore Tennis Association under the auspices of the Orissa Tennis Association.

Results: Boys, U-14, Singles, Pre-Quarter Final: Surya Pawan (AP) bt Shakti Ray (ORS) 6-1, 6-0; Shukrit Guha (WB) bt Prabin Ku Nayak (ORS) 6-1, 6-3; Nishant Rebello (AP) bt D Shiva Satvik (AP) 6-0, 7-5; Marcos Gomes (Delhi) bt Adwithiya Pattnaik (ORS) 6-2, 6-4; Siddharth Reddy (TN) bt Abhisek Naik (ORS) 6-1, 6-3; Shreyas Das (ORS) bt Harsh Gurnani (WB) 6-1, 6-4; Rahul Somani (AP) bt Ramineni MMK (AP) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 and Anshu Ku Bhuyan (ORS) bt Purusottam Dash (ORS) 6-3, 6-0.

Results: Boys, U-14, Doubles, Pre-Quarter Final: Abhilash Mishra / Saheel Upadhyaya bt Purusottam Dash / Arjun Pandey 7-6 (7-2), 6-2; Prabin Ku Nayak / Ruthwik Mishra bt Dwipayan Pattanik / Raunak Sahu 6-0, 7-5; Kiran Ku Naik / Shreyas Das bt Adwithiya Pattnaik / Shakti Ray 6-2, 6-1; Manraj Singh Zandu / Md Shaharyar Salim bt Abhisek Naik / Amlan Roy at 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-3.

Similarly, Surya Pawan / Anshu Ku Bhuyan got walk over from Atreya Lahiri / Rohan Karnani; Nishant Rebello / Akshat Vijay bt K Sai Sandeep / Ramineni MMK 6-2, 6-3; Rahul Romani / D Shiv Satvik bt Shukrit Guha / Harsh Gurnani 6-3, 1-6, 10-5; Marcos Gomes / Shiddharth Reddy bt Vishal Das / Ayush Bansal 6-1, 6-0.

Results: Girls, U-14, Singles, Quarter Final : Siuli Upadhyaya (ORS) bt A Ankitha (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Abhisikta Pandey (UP) bt Shivani Debas 7-6 (7-4), 7-5; Adrita Benerjee (WB) bt Sujita Ghosh 6-3, 7-6, 7-4; Surya Tejaswini (AP) by Kappela Ruth Elena (AP) 6-1, 6-4.

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