Yash Chavda, Tejas Naik and Ayush Rawat entered the Under-16 Boy’s Quarterfinals of the Rising Star Open Tennis Tournament played at the Fergusson College courts on Friday.
Chavda and Rawat thrashed their respective opponents Pranav Keskar and Rahil Gajare 6-0, while Naik also secured an easy 6-1 victory over Rahil Gajare.
The other players who joined them in the quarterfinals were Prajit Oswal, Mandar Holkar, Ajay Donde, Madhur Pawar and Mihir Joshi, to name a few.
In the Under-8 category, Harsh Rukhaiyar blanked Yashraj Dalvi 6-0 to enter the quarterfinals, while Aditya Sriram and Nikhil Pansare also progressed with a 6-1 win over Atharva Gunda and a 6-2 victory over Pranshu Jain respectively.
Rukhaiyar also won his match in the Under-10 category, beating Divyank Patil 6-0. Anirudh Nikam, Pranav Ambekar, Akash Bhujang and Ayman Khan were the other victors in the Under-10 draw.
Nikam beat Gandhar Joshi 6-3, while Ambekar overcame Ganesh Gonthe 6-2 and Bhujang beat Girish Chowgale by the same scoreline. Atharva Sharma and Aditya Sriram edged out their respective opponents Akash Khaire and Rutvij Menavlikar, narrowly beating the 6-5 to enter the next round. Atharva Bhosale was also made to fight for his victory by Jayesh Rajebhosale, finally beating him 6-5.
1.Aditya Sriram bt Atharva Gunda 6-1 2. Harshal Rukhaiyar bt Yashraj Dalvi 6-0 3.Nikhil Pansare bt Pranshu Jain 6-2 Yash Chavda bt Pranav Keskar 6-0 Tejas Naik bt Anindya Choudhari 6-1 Ayush Rawat bt Rahil Gajare 6-0 Madhur Pawar bt Rishi Banerjee 6-4 Mihir Joshi bt Rohit Sunder 6-0 Deepak Orase bt Gaurav Patil 6-0 Prajit Oswal bt Farzand Antia 6-0 Omkar Ladkat bt Vishal Tripathi 6-4 Mandar HolKar bt Abhay Donde 6-1 Sanket Pise bt Kiran Joshi 6-1 Ajay Donde bt Anshuman Kumar 6-0 Siddhant Banthia bt Sarthak Undale 6-0 Anirudh Nikam bt Gandhar Joshi 6-3 Pranav Ambekar bt Ganesh Gonthe 6-2 Akash Bhujang bt Girish Chowgale 6-2 Ayman Khan bt Ashish Pangaonkar 6-3 Abhishek Patil bt Arya Devkar 6-3.