AITA NATIONALS U -16 @ MUMBAI
The Uzbeks proved far too consistent to the comfort of the Indian girls as they recorded a 2-0 victory in the play-off match for the 9th-12th places in the Asia Oceania Junior FedCup under-16 girls tennis tournament in Kuching, Malaysia, on Friday.
‘’Tanisha was a little tired and sore after yesterday. Both the Uzbek girls were super consistent’’, said captain Radhika Tulpule Kanitkar.
India will play Malaysia on Saturday for the 11th place.
The results (play-off 9-12): Uzbekistan bt India 2-0 (Valentina Shleyn bt Prerna Vichare 6-4, 6-3; Olesya Kim bt Tanisha Kashyap 6-1, 6-3).
NEW DELHI, APRIL 19:
Tanisha Kashyap won a marathon 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5) in three hours and 33 minutes against Anastasia Astakhova to help India seal a 2-0 victory over Kazakhstan in the positional play-off match of the Asia Oceania Junior Fed Cup girls tennis tournament in Kuching, Malaysia, on Thursday.
After Prerna Vichare had given a good start, it was a dramatic finish, even though Tanisha had dictated terms to lead 3-0 and 5-3 in the decider, before clinching the contest in the tie-break.
Appreciating the gutsy performance by Tanisha, captain Radhika Tulpule Kanitkar, felt that the girl could have won with an easier score.
It had taken some time for Tanisha to settle down and play good as she was returning to competition after five weeks of training in Spain.
India will next play Uzbekistan.
The results (play-off 9-16): India bt Kazakhstan 2-0 (Prerna Vichare bt Mariya Sinitsyna 6-4, 6-3; Tanisha Kashyap bt Anastasia Astakhova 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5)).
NEW DELHI, APRIL 18:
Tanisha Kashyap won both her singles and doubles matches, without dropping a set, to help India beat New Zealand 2-1 in the last league match of the Asia Oceania Junior Fed Cup under-16 girls tennis tournament in Kuching, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
After Bhakti Parwani gave a fighting start, even though she lost the first singles, Tanisha blanked Jade Margaret Otway to even the scores. In the decisive doubles, Tanisha and Prerna Vichare beat Ema Miyaura and Jade Margaret 6-4, 6-3 to help India finish third in the group, behind Australia and Hong Kong.
In the knock-out stage for the minor places, India will play Kazakhstan on Thursday.
All the eighth seeded teams, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Australia made the quarterfinals.
The results (league): India bt New Zealand 2-1 (Bhakti Parwani lost to Vivian Zixuan Yang 3-6, 4-6; Tanisha Kashyap bt Jade Margaret Otway 6-0, 6-0; Tanisha Kashyap & Prerna Vichare bt Ema Miyaura & Jade Margaret Otway 6-4, 6-3).
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15:
The Indian girls, Tanisha Kashyap, Bhakti Parwani and Prerna Vichare, have been clubbed with second seed Hong Kong, sixth seed Australia and New Zealand in group ‘B’ in the Asia Oceania Junior Fed Cup under-16 tennis tournament in Kuchig, Malaysia.
India is scheduled to open its campaign with a match against Hong Kong on Monday.
The team has Radhika Tulpule Kanitkar as the captain and coach.
Yuki Bhambri tamed fellow Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan once again, 6-3, 6-4, to clinch the title in the $150,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
It was the seventh Challenger title for the 25-year-old Yuki, who collected 125 ATP points and $21,600. Ramkumar won 75 points and $12,720.
Yuki converted three of six breakpoints that he forced, and Ramkumar responded by converting one of two breakpoints.
It was the fourth successive victory in five meetings over Ramkumar for Yuki, who is all set to break into the top-100 once again when the next ranking list is released by the ATP. Yuki’s previous best rank was 88 in November 2015, but a string of injuries had hampered his stay among the elite.
In the doubles final, however, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Saketh Myneni were beaten 10-6 in the super tie-break by Matthew Ebden and Andrew Whittington of Australia.
In the $125,000 WTA event in China, top seed Ankita Raina won two rounds to make the main draw. She will challenge the fifth seed Duan YIngying of China in the first round.
$150,000 Challenger men, Chinese Taipei
Singles (final): Yuki Bhambri bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (final): Matthew Ebden & Andrew Whittington (Aus) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran & Saketh Myneni 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.
$125,000 WTA, ZhenZhou, China
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ankita Raina bt Ling Zhang (Hkg) 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-3; First round: Ankita Raina bt Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) 6-3, 6-1.
The Indian boys managed to pip eighth seed Philippines for the seventh place in the Asia-Oceania Junior Davis Cup under-16 tennis tournament in Kuching, Malaysia, on Saturday.
Dev Javia’s was trickily poised at one set each when the Filipino retired. VM Sandeep had won his match earlier to put India ahead.
Top seed Japan beat Uzbekistan 3-0 to emerge the champion. India had lost 1-2 to Japan in the quarterfinals. Australia beat Hong Kong for the third place, whle China beat Korea for the fifth spot.
The results (seventh place): India bt Philippines 2-0 (VM Sandeep bt Jose Antonio Tria 6-0, 7-5; Dev Javia bt Michael Francis Eala 5-7, 7-6(5), retired).
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