Seeded have it easy at National ranking tennis tourney

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Pune, Dec 17 (UNI) Seeded players moved easily into the second round of 22nd edition of the Pravin Trophy Junior National ranking tennis tournament here today.

The tournament is being organized by the Hill Side Gymkhana and sponsored by Pravin Masalewale and played at the Hill Side Gymkhana tennis courts in Bibwewadi.

In some interesting matches played today, qualifier in the National Ranking Boys under 14 event, Aditya Ranade defeated Aditya Vyas, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 and moved in to the second round.

In the state ranking girls under 12 event, Akansha Salvi scraped past Neyati Kolhi 7-6 (9-7).

In this tournament, Boys and Girls under 10 are state championships, while the Boys Under 12 and 14 events are national ranking championships and will be awarded national ranking points.

The winner will get 20 points, runners up will get 15 points, Semi-finalist will get ten points, quarterfinalist will get five points and people reaching the second round will get three points.

Following are the results: National Ranking: Boys under 14: Round 1st: Main Draw: Arjun Kadhe bt Anirudh Topilwala 6-0, 6-0, Prahlad Pawar bt Nishant Rebelo 6-4, 6-0, Rajvir Dharni bt Harsh Rane 6-2, 6-4, Rohan Bhatia bt Aditya Chagule 6-2, 6-1, Aditya Ranade bt Aditya Vyas 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, Yash Deshpande bt Ryan Serao 6-1, 6-2, Karan Patel bt Rohan Panchal 6-1, 6-2, National Ranking: Girls under 12: Preeti Bhandurg bt Anushka Hardikar 7-4, Diya Ray Chaudary bt Vaibhavari Kachre 7-5, Riya Vardhan bt Swamini Kaji 7-5, Akansha Salvi bt Niyati Kolhi 7-6(9-7), Rujuta Ugamugale bt Ruchi Shevde 7-2, State Ranking: Girls under 10: Kaji Swamy bt Kanishka Chawla 7-5, Achal Bumb bt Suprabha Pujari 7-4, Riya Bhatia bt Nisha Waghmare 7-4, Simran Dadhe bt Anagha Kamble 7-2.

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