Seeds continue to tumble in Talent Series

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Chandigarh, Aug 13 (UNI) Seeds had another disappointing day in the AITA Talent Tennis Series Tournament being played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium.

On the second day of the tournament, two seeds, including top seed, in the boys under-14 singles and three in the girls under-18 singles were shocked by their respective opponents.

Top seed Himanshu Mali in the boys Under-18 singles also made an exit after losing in quarter-final round to Ajay Yadav.

Atul Sri Patel of Uttar Pradesh, training under High Performance Tennis Programme of CLTA, stole the show as he subdued topseed Kamal Kishore Maderna of Rajasthan in the boys under-14 singles encounter.

Trailing by a set, Atul rallied to record a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 triumph.

Qualifier Dhruv Aggarwal of Delhi did not drop even a single game against eighth seed Niklesh Kanojia of Madhya Pradesh in another boys Under-14 singles encounter. Aggarwal won 6-0, 6-0.

Meanwhile, Ajay Yadav of CLTA pulled off the biggest upset as he stunned top seed Himanshu Mali of Maharashtra in the boys Under-18 quarter-final round. 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Fifth seed Gundeep Kaur of Punjab, sixth seed Bhavika Wadhawan of Chandigarh and eighth seed Yogita Saini of Delhi made their exits from the girls Under-18 singles competitiions.

Wild card entrant Prabhamrit Kaur, a trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, caused a mild upset by defeating sixth seed Bhavika Wadhawan in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (1).

Qualifier Jaspreet Kaur of Punjab shocked eighth seed Yogita Saini of Delhi in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Another CLTA trainee Parminder Kaur stunned fifth seed Gundeep Kaur of Punjab with a straight sets verdict 6-1, 6-2.

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