India enter semi-finals of World U-14

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Shenzen, China, Apr 18: India continued their winning streak as they defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in the quater-finals of the Asia-Oceania leg of World under-14 tennis championship here. Top seeded India will take on China in the semi-finals today. China had blanked Chinese Taipei 3-0 in the other quarterfinal.

The Indians opened up a 2-0 lead yesterday as Digvijay Singh Mehta beat Temur Ismailov 6-2, 6-1 in the first singles, while Ronit Bisht thrashed Abduvoris Sadmukhamedov 6-1, 6-0 in the second encounter. However, the Uzbeks manage to pull one back as the Mehta and Ramkumar Ramanathan duo later lost the doubles tie to Sanjar Fayziev and Sadmukhamedov 6-7(4), 2-6. A win in the semi-final will ensure India a berth in the World Group final to be held in August in Prostejov, Czech Republic.


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