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Mingkhi, Neeru win

Guwahati, July 17: Seventh seed Arunachal Pradesh boy Mingkhi Talom caused an upset to set up a final clash with Yugal Bansal of Delhi for the under-16 boys’ singles title in the AITA Super Series Tennis tournament under way at All Assam Tennis Association Complex here.

In the semi-finals today, Mingkhi shocked second seed Paras Dahiya of Haryana 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2. In the other match, Yugal eased past Mrityunjay Badola of Uttarakhand 6-4, 6-0.

In another upset of the day, third seed Haryana girl Neeru toppled Priyana Kalita of Assam 6-0, 6-0 to make it to the final of under-16 girls’ singles where she will meet Sarah Dev of Punjab who defeated Yuvranee Banerjee of Bengal 6-1, 6-1.

Mrityunjay Badola and Maharashtra boy Armaan Bhatia won the under-16 boys’ doubles title, getting the better of Paras Dahiya and Yugal Bansal 6-1, 6-3. In the under-12 boys’ doubles, Sandeep Kantimahanti of Karnataka and V.M. Sandeep of Tamil Nadu overcame Dev Javia of Gujarat and Devesh Gahlot of Haryana 6-3, 0-6, 10-8 for the title. Bihar tandem of Ayushi Singh and Medhavi Singh lifted the under-12 girls’ doubles title defeating Bhakti Shah and Malikaa Marathe of Maharashtra 5-7, 6-3, 11-9.

Sarah Dev of Punjab will meet Mubashira Anjum of Andhra Pradesh in the under-12 girls’ singles final tomorrow. Sarah defeated Maharashtra girl Sanya Singh 6-1, 6-3 and Mubashira beat another Maharashtra girl Gauri Bhagia 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals.

In under-12 boys’ singles, Javia Dev of Gujarat will face Divesh Gahlot of Haryana in the final. In the round of four, Javia today beat Assam boy Anurag Buragohain 6-1, 6-4 and Divesh overcame Sandesh Kantimahanti of Karnataka 7-6(2), 6-3.


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