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Das shines on Day 5

Guwahati, Dec. 27: Fourth seed Anshuman Phukan had to bite the dust as unseeded Swapnanil Das created the only upset in the boy’s under-12 quarter-final on Day Five of the 15th India Club-Royal Global School Open Tennis Championship at the India Club courts here today.

Swapnanil had it easy as he got the better of Anshuman 6-3, 6-1 to seal a berth in the semi-final.

The results of the other under-12 boys’ quarter-final matches were as expected. Top seed Ronit Bora played a near perfect game to decimate Rohan Das 6-1, 6-0, third seed Debashis Medhi got the better of Sh. Md Ifthikar 6-4, 6-2 and second seed Arith Bhuyan went past Anurag Bora 6-2, 7-5 to make it to the round of four.

In the girls’ under-14 quarter-finals today, top seed Priyana Kalita drubbed Sanhita Vasava 6-0, 6-0.

In two other one-sided affairs, Bhumika Gupta eased past Debangana Borkotoky 6-0, 6-0 while Nazia Ahmed blanked an erratic Natasha Baruah 6-0, 6-0.

However, the match between Raina Zaffar and Eva Raj Sah was evenly contested with Raina winning in the end 7-5, 7-5.

Likewise, there were no upsets in the boys’ under-14 matches. The match between Ankeet Kashyap and Rituraj Gogoi was stretched to three sets, with Ankeet coming back in style in the third and winning 6-2, 6-7, 6-0.

Ronit Bora secured yet another semi-final berth as he inflicted a 6-1, 6-0 defeat on Vivian Das.

In the other two round of eight matches, Aman Deo defeated Hrishikesh Bhuyan 6-0, 7-6 while Arnab J. Lahkar got the better of Raunak Bora 7-6, 6-1.


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