All-India U-16 tennis tourney begins
Seeded players had a smooth sailing on the first day of theÂ MSLTA Yonex-Sunrise All India Ranking Super Series Under-16 Tennis Tournament, organised by the Nagpur District Hardcourt Tennis Association, at the MSLTA Tennis Academy courts in Bajiprabhu Nagar, Ram Nagar, here on Monday.
In the U-16 boysâ€™ singles first round, top seed Chirag Duhan of DelhiÂ defeated Nagpur’s local boy Rahul Ravi 6-0, 6-2 toÂ advance. Second seed Heerak Vora of Baroda also recorded an easy 6-2, 6-0 wins over Mumbaiâ€™s Prabhjot Chandhok. Other seeded players also advanced without much trouble.
The participating players have come from various states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, AP, Telangana, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, MP, Delhi-NCR, Haryana and Chandigarh.
The tournament was inauguratedÂ by MSLTA CEO, Manoj Vaidya and Senior Pune coach, Hemant Bendrey. NDHTA Vice-President Ashok Bhiwapurkar, Secretary Sudhir Bhiwapurkar, Joint Secretary Vikram Naidu, Treasurer Vijay Naidu, Santosh Chatterjee and tournament Supervisor Avanee Gosavi were present on the occasion.