Dev Javia, Vipasha Mehra head the Indian challenge in ITF junior tennis in Pune
It will be another good opportunity for Indian players to enhance their world rank as the ITF grade-3 junior tennis tournament unfolds in Pune.
Dev Javia who won the title in Delhi will be keen to build on his solid game, while another left-hander, the second seed in the girls event, Vipasha Mehra, will attempt to put up a better fare as she opens against Chao-Yi Wang of Chinese Taipei.
Boys: 1. Patorn Hamchaikul (Tha), 2. Dev Javia, 3. Rostislav Galfinger (Kaz), 4. Uddayvir singh, 5. Mathais Musil (Cze), 6. Dragos Petre Popeanga (Rou), 7. Aryaan Bhatia, 8. Daisuke Inagawa (Jpn).
Girls: 1. Maria Sholokhova (Rus), 2. Vipasha Mehra, 3. Lanlana Tararudee (Tha), 4. Eva Gartseva (Rus), 5. Yu-Yun Li (Tpe), 6. Salakthip Ounmuang (Tha), 7. Zijun Jiang (Chn), 8. Mei Hasegawa (Jpn).
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Aditya Vishal Balsekar bt Shrey Arora (US) 1-6, 6-4, [12-10]; Aayush Bhat (US) bt Jaishnav Shinde 6-3, 6-1; Arnav Pathange bt Girish Chougule 6-1, 6-1; Nithilan Eric bt Aditya Chopra 6-4, 6-4.
Second round: Aditya Vishal Balsekar bt Daksh Prasad 6-3, 6-4; Shrey Arora bt Ishan Godbharle 6-2, 6-0; Jaishnav Shinde bt Siddharth Jadli 6-3, 6-4; Aayush Bhat bt Siddharth Marathe 6-7(6), 6-0, [10-2]; Arnav Pathange bt Mohit Bondre 3-6, 6-2, [10-3]; Girish Chougule bt Prasad Ingale 6-4, 1-6, [10-6]; Nithilan Eric bt Rishab Agarwal 6-4, 6-1; Aditya Chopra bt Aarav Sanie (US) 7-5, 6-4.
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Sudipta Kumar bt Zorika Morgan (Sol) 6-3, 6-2; Riya Uboveja bt Chavana Shree She Mallela Sreenath 6-2, 6-1; Suhitha Maruri bt Vidisha Reddy 6-1, 7-5; Saina Deshpande (US) bt Madhurima Sawant 6-1, 6-4.
Second round: Zorika Morgan (Sol) bt Riya Bhosale 7-5, 6-2; Sudipta Kumar bt Anjani Maheshkumar 6-1, 6-2; riya Uboveja bt Ishita Jadhav 6-1, 4-6, [10-7]; Chavana Shree She Mallela Sreenath bt Khushali Modi 6-2, 6-3; Suhitha Maruri bt Reshma Challarapu 7-5, 6-2; Vidisha Reddy bt Sachi Patwardhan 6-3, 6-2; Saina Deshpande bt Utsah Kalra 6-0, 6-2; Madhurima Sawant bt Ishika Agarwal 6-1, 6-2.
(Courtsy: The Hindu)