A day of upsets in Super Series tennis

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Chandigarh, Apr 8 (UNI) Three seeded players were upset on the second day of the All India Tennis Association Super Series being played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) Stadium here today.

Wild card Digvijay Naruka from the CLTA High performance training programme, upset seventh seed Anridduh Darp in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Digvijay played some superb baseline tennis with some strong forehand winners.

The match was even till 4-4 then Digvijay came up with some good first serves backed up by some quick forehand winners to go up 5-4.

Playing very consistently and waiting his turn to hit the winner he wrapped up the first set and went on to clinch the second with 5-3 lead.

Gurinder Singh from CLTA continued his winning streak entering the quarter finals of the boys under-16 singles. He defeated qualifier Bhavneet Singh of Delhi 6-4, 6-2. Waqar Malak of Pakistan, currently training at the CLTA, shocked third seed Navneet Kumar also of CLTA in three sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

However, another player from Pakistan undergoing 21-day coaching at CLTA bowed out as Vishvesh defeated Zohair Raza 6-4, 6-2.

In another upset, Ajay Yadav of CLTA shocked fourth seed Suraj Konwar of Gujarat in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the boys under-16 second round encounter.

Top seed Jaanesh Kaur entered the quarter final of the girls singles. But she was stretched to three sets by Jeni Patel of Gujarat. Jaanesh committing too many unforced errors on crucial points gave Jeni many advantages. Jeni played a good attacking game but eventually succumbed 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 to Jaanesh.


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