Indians dominate in Asian Junior Tennis C`ship

New Delhi: Fifth seed local favourite Ronit Singh Bisht eased into the third round with a straight-set win over compatriot Sai Teja Paladugu in the boys` singles event of the ITF Asian Junior Tennis Championship.

Ronit defeated Paladgu 6-1, 6-1 in a one-sided encounter.

Indians in fact dominated the boys` singles event with Saurabh Singh, Mansingh Athare, Shahbaaz Khan, Yash Deshpande, Vaidik Munshaw and Sai Saran Reddy Byreddy also moving into the third round.

There was good news for the hosts in the girls` singles event as well with Shweta Rana, Natasha Palha, Vidya Bharat (bye) and Vaniya Dangwal moving into the third round.

The second day of the tournament also saw the doubles events starting off at the RK Khanna Tennis Complex, with the pair of Aishwarya Aggarwal and Kyra Shroff sealing a 6-0, 6-0 win over Nidhi Chilumula and Amrita Mukherjee to sail into the second round of the girls` doubles.

After winning the girls singles` first round tie against Namita Bal yesterday, Pakistan`s Ushna Suhail today moved up in girls doubles in combination with local girl Natalia Khaniejo.

In the boys` doubles, Ronit and Kunal Anand survived a tough first round challenge from Suraj Konwar and Saurabh Patil with a 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 victory.


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