Chandigarh, Apr 8: Harleen Kaur Dhanda pulled of a big surprise by shocking second seed Riya Kaushik in two tough sets by 7-5, 7-5 in the girls singles first round in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here on Monday.
Amarjot Kaur Bundhel defeated Anusha Verma in a easy match by 6-0, 6-1.
Japjot Kaur also advanced into next round. Japjot defeated Milli Pandit in straight sets by 6-4, 6-3.
In the boys singles, top seed Bhupender Dahiya and Ajay Singh moved into pre-quarterfinals.
Ajay defeated Aditya Chauhan in a one sided match by 6-1, 6-1. Top seed Bhupender Dahiya won against Lakshya Gupta in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
Sarthak Gandhi defeated Abhay Mohan in a 3 setter marathon match 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
Other CLTA players who moved up were Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje, Aarav Singh Gill, Gaurav Kumar, Manveer Singh, Asav Kumar and Jitin Kumar Chetry. (UNI)