Chandigarh, Oct 5 : Krishan Hooda and Uddayvir Singh advanced into third qualifying round in the men’s singles Rs 3.5 lakh “The Tribune” State Tennis Championships here on Saturday.
Krishan upset 12th seed Nitin Jaipal Singh in a closed contestant match 9-8(8). Uddayvir overplayed Ritesh Balmiki 9-2. Gaurav Kumar and Manveer Singh won against their opponents Shobhit and Nilabh without losing a single game. Other players who advanced into 3rd qualifying rounds are Dhananjay Singh, Neeraj Yashpaul and Shashikant Rajput.
In women’s singles qualifying first round top seed Bunty Chongtham defeated Aditi Singh 9-5. Pawandeep Kaur and Amarjot Kaur also moved into final qualifying round. Nehel Sahini upset fourth seed Damini Hoon 9-1 in easy score.
In another match Simran Pritam defeated Ananya Yadav 9-2. In Championship Series (CS-7) Boy’s under-14 singles qualifying first round Parasdeep, Paras Lukram and Darshan Dilbag advanced into final qualifying round. Paras L defeated Paras Verma 9-2. Yajat Kahnna defeated Akshit Ratti in a one sided match 9-1.(UNI)