Ketan toil to oust Fatehdeep in Asian Ranking Jr Tennis

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Chandigarh, Nov 1 (UNI) Ketan Tayal overcame a stiff resistance from Fatehdeep Singh in the boys second round qualifying match of the Asian Ranking Junior Circuit Under-14 Tennis Tournament for boys and girls here today.

After Ketan struggled to win the first set in tie-breaker 7-6 (3), Fatehdeep Singh neutralised the lead by winning the second set at 6-4. Ketan playing a consistent game, clinched the issue by winning the decider at 6-4 and kept his hopes alive to make it to the main draw of 32 which will begin on Monday.

In contrast Kamal Kishore, who got a first-round bye, had an easy round against Karan Salwan whom he defeated by 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. Pranav Suri snuffed out the challenge of Shaurya Dhankar 7-6 (5) 6-3.

Sumeera Kamal edged out Malini Sinha 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the girls singles first-round qualifying round. Diksha Aggarwal before the latter won by 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in another first-round encounter.

Four boys and four girls would qualify for the main draw as 18 players have got direct entry on the basis of their Asian Tennis Federation rankings and 10 got wild cards in each section.

Qualifying Results: Girls Under-14 (Ist round): Sumeera Kamal bt Malini Sinha 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, Ruchita Ugalmugle bt Jannat Mumitu 6-2, 6-0, Kavita Mishra bt Nandini Sinha 6-0, 6-1, Bhavya Wadhawan bt Disha Dang 6-2, 6-0, Diksha Aggarwal bt Nikita 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, Kavya Bharat bt Anukriti Chaudhary 6-3, 6-4, Harman Kaur bt Priya Selvakumar 6-4, 7-6 (6), Simran Wadhwa bt Arshpreet Mann 6-2, 6-1.

Boys-Under-14 (Ist round): Kamal Kishore Maderna bye, Karan Salwan bt Dheer Anus Bhatti 6-2, 7-5, Rohan Samant bt Sahil Kumar Suhag 6-3, 6-2, hruv Goel bt Tanishq Mahendru 7-5, 6-3, Garvit Batra bt Ranjeet Singh 6-2, 6-3, Dhruv Pal bt Harsh Desilva (Sri) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, Shaurya Dhankar bt Nishat Eqbal 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2, Pranav Suri bt Dev Fazal 7-5, 7-5, Ankit Goyal bt Tegbir Singh Hara 6-1, 6-2, Ayush Mintri bt Aditya Deswal 6-0, 6-2, Sayam Raj Sagar bt Aditya Vikram 6-4, 6-4, Himanshu Sagar H bt Shorya Verma 6-1, 6-0, Ketan Tayal bt Nazim Dawla 6-0, 6-1, Fatehdeep Singh bt Kushan Nath 6-1, 6-2, Sachin Kumar bt Arnav Rajkumar 6-3, 6-1, Ajay Singh Thakur bt Manav Jindal 6-0, 6-0.

2nd round: Kamal Kishore Maderna bt Karan Salwan 6-2, 6-3, Dhruv Goel bt Rohan Samant 6-3, 6-2, Dhruv Pal bt Garvit Batra 6-3, 6-3, Pranav Suri bt Shaurya Dhankar 7-6 (5) 6-3, Ayush Mintri bt Ankit Goyal 6-2, 6-2, Himanshu Sagar H bt Sayam Raj Sagar 6-2, 6-2, Ketan Tayal bt Fatehdeep Singh 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, Ajay Singh Thakur bt Sachin Kumar 7-5, 6-3.

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