| A player in action NETF courts in Guwahati on Monday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Oct. 29: The pair of Rizuwana Begum and Priyana Kalita sealed a berth in the girls’ under-18 final, outclassing Sardihun Rongpipi and Arshia Mahanta 6-1, 6-2 on Day Two of the 19th All Guwahati Junior Doubles Tennis Championship at the North East Tennis Foundation courts here today.
On a day when there were no upsets, the Rizuwana-Priyana duo combined well from the first game itself, even as their opponents could not put up a semblance of a fight. However, in the other girls’ under-18 semi-final today, the duo of Saba Ahmed and Rhea Borkotoky had to fight before getting the better of Anisha Sarma and Janashree Saikia 4-6, 6-4, 10-4.
The two girls’ under-14 semi-finals were one-sided as the duo of Priyana and Saba had an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Rhea and Arshia.
The duo of Anisha Sarma and Janashree Saikia had little trouble against Annie Thoesen and Tanaya Kashyap, as they won 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the finals. In the thrilling under-14 boys semi-final, the duo of Chengish Razdan and Aman Deo had to sweat it out against Udipto Hazarika and Kaustav Saikia, before registering a 6-1, 3-6, 11-9 victory.
However, the other under-14 round of four match was a drab, one-sided affair, as the duo of Jugal Baruah and Ronit Bora inflicted a 6-1, 6-1 win on the tandem of Tathagat T. Gogoi and Neeraj Baruah.
The under-12 boys’ semi-finals, too, were one-sided matches.
The pair of Debasish Medhi and Ronit Bora posted an easy 6-0, 6-2 victory over the duo of Snehal Nayan and Sadhinoor Jyoti.
Debasish and Ronit played a near perfect first set and sustained the momentum in the second set as well, even as their opponents looked out of colour in what was a crucial match.
In the other round of four match, the pair of S.M. Iftikhar and Kaushik J. Bora had it easy against the tandem of Anurag Buragohain and Jishnu Baruah, posting a 6-0, 6-4 victory for a place in the final. After failing to win a game in the first set, the Anurag-Jishnu pair put up a fight in the second but faltered in the end.
The three-day meet that got under way yesterday is featuring 85 pairs in the under-12, under-14, under-18 boys’ categories and under-14 and under-18 girls’ categories.
The finals will be held tomorrow.