City girls Sejal Bhutada and Shrawani Dudulkar entered the final in MSLTA-NDHTA Yonex-Sunrise All-India Ranking Championship Series (CS7) Under-14 Tennis Tournament organised by Nagpur District Hardcourt Tennis Association at at the MSLTA Tennis Academy in Ramnagar.
In the girls semis city girl Sejal Bhutada, seeded fourth, fought hard to overcome the resistance from top seed Madhura Shende and stormed into the finals. Sejal lost first set 5-7 in tie-breaker. However then she bounced back and went on to win 6-2, 6-2. In the second semi-final, third seed V Harithashri from Tamilnadu fought brilliantly but eventually lost to second seed Shrawani Dudulkar from Nagpur 1-6, 6-4, 4-6.
In the boys singles, third seed, Vivaan Karande from Maharashtra showed his superiority by beating Piyush Jain
from MP in straight sets 6-0, 6-4. City’s Kashit Nagrale entered the semis defeating Neeraj Ringangaonkar by 6-2, 6-4. Achintya Verma recorded 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 win over Khusgara Jagwani to enter the semis. Dhiraj Reddy overcame Tejal Pal 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Girl semis: S-4 Sejal Bhutada beat S-1 Madhura Shende 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; S-2 Shrawani Dudulkar bt Nagpur beat Harithashri V 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Boys quarters: Kashit Nagrale beat Neeraj Ringangaonkar by 6-2, 6-4; Achintya Verma beat Khusgara Jagwani by 7-6, 3-6, 7-5
Vivaan Karande from beat Piyush Jain by 6-0, 6-4; Dhiraj Reddy beat Tejal Pal 3-6, 6-0, 6-2;
Boys dooubles quarters: Kashit Nagrale and Achintya Verma beat Neeraj Ringangaonkar and Parth Somani by 6-4, 6-2; Khusgara Jagwani and Daksh Jotwani beat Ansh Jain and Vishruth Thuraka (conceded); Piyush Jain and Pranav Korada beat Tejal Pal and Arya Soni by 7-5, 7-6 (8),