Atharva, Devyani register exciting victories

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Pune, Dec 23 (UNI) Atharva Iyer and Devyani Menkar scored hard fought victories over their opponents Anish Pingale and Kruti Adsul to move into the pre-quarter final round of the boys under- 10 and girls under-12 group in the Champion Sports Trophy Pune District Junior Tennis Championship, here today.

In the boys under-10 second round, Atharva Iyer overcame a challenge from Anish Pingale by 6-5 (9-7) to move into the third round of the tournament. Sanket Awale, Akshay Gaikwad, Sumedh Kulkarni, Ved Bhandare, Aditya Mukherjee recorded easy wins over Shreyang Gedam, Mahima Kelkar, Jai Nikam, Mihir Joshi and Aditya Inamdar.

In girls under-12 second round, Devyani Menkar scored an exciting tie breaker 6-5 (7-5) win over Kruti Adsul to move into third round.

Shreya Bhonge and Prutha Ingavle put out Shivani Shah and Sakshi Joshi by 6-0 to move into the next round.

In the boys under-14 event Rohan Panchal, Rahul Kamte, Ashay Shekatkar, Gaurav Ghule, Ajay Dhonde and Sagar Shah moved into the next round.

Following are the results: Second Round: Boys Under 10: Sanket Awale bt Shreyang Gedam 6-2, Atharva Iyer bt Anish Pingale 6-5(9-7); Akshay Gaikwad bt Mahimna Kelkar 6-3, Sumedha Kulkarni bt Jai Nikam 6-3, Ved Bhandare bt Mihir Joshi 6-3, Aditya Mukherjee bt Aditya Inamdar 6-3; Girls Under 10: Rich Kohok bt Tanvi Nagarkar 6-0, Krutika Kalbhor bt Prachi Naidu 6-2, Trishala Menkar bt Krutika Chavre 6-0, Shruti Dass bt Anahita Pande 6-0; Girls Under 12: Devyani Menkar bt kruti Adsul 6-5(7-5), Shreya Bhonge bt Shivani Shah 6-0, Prutha Ingavale bt Sakshi Joshi 6-0, Luyaan Akalkotkar bt Apurva Suryanshi 6-1; Boys Under 14: Rohan Panchal bt Ashwin Wagh 7-4, Rahul Kamte bt Satyajit Rakshe 7-2, Ashay Shekatkar bt Kartik Oswal 7-2, Gaurav Ghule bt Jayesh Warade 7-1, Ajay Dhonde bt Omkar Gajankar 7-0, Sagar Shah bt Ankit Mutha 7-0.

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