Beniwal topples top seed Maninder

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Chandigarh, Dec 18 (UNI) In an all-Haryana affair, Suraj Beniwal shocked top seeded Maninder Singh in the boys under-16 singles pre-quarter-final of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament here today.

A hard hitter Beniwal won 6-0, 2-6, 6-3.

Second seed Garry Singh Amor of Chandigarh faced a tough challenge from wild card entrant Naveen Mehla of Delhi before rallying to win 3-6, 6-0, 7-5.

Meanwhile, in the boys Under-18 singles pre-quarter-final round, unseeded Ajay Yadav of Chandigarh pulled off a mild upset as he ended the challenge of third seed Maninder Singh of Haryana 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Garry Singh Amor of Chandigarh shocked second seed Akshat Joshi, also of Chandigarh 6-4, 7-5.

Results: Boys Under-16 singles (pre-quarter-finals): Ajay Yadav (Chd) bt Saransh Bhatia (Dli) 6-2, 6-0, Naveen Shankar (Chd) bt Jatinder Singh (Chd) 6-2, 6-2, Suraj Beniwal (Har) bt Maninder Singh (Har) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3, Kamal Kishore Maderana (Raj) bt Aviraj Kamboj (Chd) 6-4, 6-2, Digvijay S. Naruka (Chd) bt Uday S. Mann (Chd) 6-2, 6-2, Raghav Singhal (Chd) bt Mohammad Aiman Bin Abdullah Aiman Abdullah (Brunei) 6-3, 6-2, Sidhant Solanki (Dli) bt Anupam Chhetri (Chd) 6-2, 6-4, Garry S. Amor (Chd) bt Naveen Mehla (Dli) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5.

Boys Under-18 (pre-quarter-finals): Gurinder Singh (Chd) bt Nischay Rawal (Chd) 6-1, 6-2, Navneet Kumar (UP) bt Shobhit Phutela (Chd) 6-1, 6-0, Arman Choudhry (Har) bt Gaurav Inder Toor (Chd) 6-1, 6-3, Ashwani Kumar (Chd) bt Manish Kumar (Dli) 6-3, 7-5, Naveen Shankar (Chd) bt Raghav Singhal (Chd) 6-1, 6-1, Ajay Yadav (Chd) bt Maninder Singh (Har) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, Sidhant Solanki (Dli bt Rishab Dev (Pb) 6-1, 6-1, Garry S. Amor (Chd) bt Akshat Joshi (Chd) 6-4, 7-5.

UNI

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