Mintri, Khosla and Vineeta cause major upsets

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Chandigarh, May 20 (UNI) Two local unseeded players, Ayush Mintri (boys Under-16), Utkarsh Khosla (boys Under-12) and unseeded Vineeta Singh (girls Under-12) of Delhi pulled off major upsets in the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Championship being played at the Tennis Stadium here today.

The 193rd ranked with just two AITA points to his credit, qualifier Utkarsh Khosla of Chandigarh, toppled top seed Nikhuj Poddar of West Bengal, who is ranked 54th with 14 points, in straight sets 4-2, 4-0 to maintain his winning spree and moved into quarter-finals in the boys under-12 category.

In an all-CLTA trainees pre-quarter-final contest Ayush Mintri upset the apple cart of top seed Aviraj Kamboj 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Ayush's opponent in the quarter-final will be qualifier Samin Bhargava of Chandigarh who upset the eighth seed Amit Bzad of Punjab 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Talented Vineeta Singh of Delhi rallied to shut the door on second seed Harleen Wadhwa, also of Delhi, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Results: Boys-U-12 (pre-quarter-finals): Utkash Khoshla (Chd) bt Nikunj Poddar (WB) 4-2, 4-0, Param Pun (Chd) bt Dalwinder Singh (PB) 1-4, 4-2, 5-4 (2), Raghav Talwar (Chd) bt Ankush Arora (Pb) 5-4 (5), 4-1, Vikash Berwal bt Abhinav Bisla (Delhi) 4-0, 4-0, Sachin Kumar (CHD) bt Sumit Singh (CHD) 4-0, 3-5, 4-2, Dhruv Pal bt Kunal Punj (CHD) 5-3, 4-0, Alex Solanki (DLI) bt Abhijeet Singh (CHD) 2-4, 4-1, 4-2, Dheer Anush Bhatti (CHD) bt Rohin Vinayak (CHD) 4-2, 5-4 (3).

Boys-U-16 (PQF): Pankaj Kumar (Chd) bt Zian Rasheed (Chd) 6-1, 7-6 (5), Ayush Mintri (Pb) bt Aviraj Kamboj (Chd) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, Samin Bhargava (Chd) bt Amit Bzad (Har) 7-6 (2), 6-3 Gulshan Kumar (Pb) bt Manoj Kumar (Chd) 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-4, Udai S.

Mann (Chd) bt Hridaya Kirplani (Delhi) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-1, Jaspinder Singh (Pb) bt Srijan Uppal (Chd) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 Paramveer S. Toor (Chd) bt Mandeep Kumar (Chd) 6-4, 6-3, Harry Jindal (Pb) bt Ajay Thakur (Pb) 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Girls-U-12 (PQF): Vibhuti Khullar (Chd) bt Niyati Kohli (Delhi) 6-0, 6-0, Bhavya Wadhawan (Chd) bt Himani Mor 6-0, 6-4, Hassan Dhanoa (Pb) bt Nandini Sharma (Chd) 6-2, 6-1, Charvi Saxena (Chd) bt Victoria Chahal (Har) 7-6 (7), 6-4, Jahnvi Gupta (Delhi) bt Nikita (Chd) 6-3, 6-1, Vineeta Singh (Delhi) bt Harleen Wadhwa (Delhi) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, Vaishnavi (Delhi) bt Harsimran Kaur (Har) 6-3, 6-2, Riya Bhatia (Delhi) bt Vanshika Sawhney (Chd) 6-1, 6-0.

Girls U-16 (PQF): Jaspreet Kaur (Pb) bt Vaishnavi (DelhiI) 6-2, 6-0, Ravnoor Kaur (Chd) bt Raidha (Chd) 6-0, 6-0, Gundeep Kaur (Pb) bt Ayenaaz Sidhu (Chd) 6-0, 6-1, Sandeep Saran (Pb) bt Ramneet Kaur (Pb) 6-2, 6-0, Bhavya Wadhawan (Chd) bt Charvi Saxena (Chd) 6-1, 6-3, Parbhamrit Kaur (Chd) bt Vibhuti Khullar (Chd) 6-0, 6-1.

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