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CLTA-AITA C’ship: Jitin Chetry, Asav Kumar score upset wins
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CLTA-AITA C’ship: Jitin Chetry, Asav Kumar score upset wins

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Chandigarh, Apr 9: Jitin Kumar Chetry and qualifier Asav Kumar registered upset in the boys singles pre-quarter-final round matches CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament here on Tuesday. Jitin Kumar Chetry cruised into quarter-finals as he upset second seed Torus Rawat in straight sets 6-2, 7-5.

Gaurav Kumar also advanced into quarterfinals defeating his practice partner Aarav Singh Gill in a easy match 6-2, 6-0. Top seed Bhupender Dahiya, Sukhpreet Jhoje, Asav Kumar and Manveer Singh advanced into quarterfinals.  Simran Pritam moved into quarterfinals in the girls under-18 singles. Fourth seed Simran Pritam defeated Adity Dogra in a one sided match 6-2, 6-0. Sweta Samanta blanked Niharika Deshmukh 6-0, 6-0. 7th seed Jaskirat Kaur also advanced into quarterfinals.

In the boys under-18 doubles quarterfinals top seed Bhupender Dahiya and Manveer Singh won from Gaurav Kumar and Navya Verma 6-3, 4-6, 10-7. Aarav Singh Gill and his partner Yuvraj Pandit upset 4th seed Ajay Singh and Sarabjot Singh in a 3 set match tie break 6-2, 3-6, 10-5.  Amarjot Kaur Bundhel and Sweta Samanta entered in semifinals of Girls Doubles under-18. 2nd seed Simran Pritam and Pawandeep Kaur defeated Catherine Bhangu and Harnoor Kaur Sidhu 3-6, 6-2, 10-7. (UNI)