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Upset for 2nd seed

- Arith Bhuyan goes down 6-1 to Pratush Poddar

Guwahati, Dec. 17: In a major upset on the second day of the Glaxo Smith Kline NETF-All Assam Junior Ranking Tennis Tournament at the North East Tennis Foundation courts here, second seed Arith Bhuyan bit the dust against unseeded Pratush Poddar in a boys’ under-12 third round match today.

Poddar won the match 6-1.

In the other under-12 third round matches of the day, Ronit Bora blanked Prithiraj Bhuyan 6-0, Pratik Hazarika tamed Hrykob Bora 6-0, Prakit Dutta beat Debashis Medhi 6-4 and Karan B. Das defeated Anshuman Phukan 6-4.

In boys’ U-14 second round, Ankeet Kayshap beat Ayush Singh 6-2, Dibyojyoti Bora beat Gideon D. Shira 6-1, Rohan Das blanked out Rytham Baruah 6-0 and Kritartha Hazarika crushed Ankit Panda 6-0.

Manipur tourney

K. Sanathoi beat Bonny 7-6, 2-6, 10-7, A. Sarat thrashed A. Romio 6-1, 6-1, L. Jiten beat S. Chaoba 6-0, 6-4, T. Pamei beat N. Sunny 6-1, 6-4, Leonardo beat Gogou Singson 6-0, 6-1 while Kailash beat Pegu 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the men's open singles in the 32nd State Open Tennis Championship, 2012 today.

The tournament has been organised by the Manipur Tennis Association at Officers Club tennis court at Lamphel in Imphal West.

In the second round of men's singles, Y. Leelenje beat Kh. Amarjit 6-1, 6-1 and T. Brojen beat Leonardo 6-4, 6-2.

In the boys' under-14 singles first round, Lalminlun beat Luching 6-4, 2-6, 10-7, while in the girls' under-16 singles first round, Bunty beat Puja 6-1, 6-2.