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Prachi Naidu and Ishwari Mathere upset seeded players to enter into the semis of the Champion Sports Trophy All-India Junior national Tennis Tournament organised by Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association and played at the MSLTA School of Tennis courts, Balewadi.
In the Girls under-16 event, 14-year-old Lonavala girl, Prachi Naidu upset fourth seeded Apurva Rokade from Pune 6-3, 6-4, while Pune girl Ishwari Mathere defeated Bhargavi Mandgudkar from Mumbai 6-3, 6-3 to move into the semi-finals.
In the girls under-14 event, Prachi Naidu upset fourth seeded Moksha Thukral 6-3, 6-4, while city girl and third seed Apurva Rokade edged out Neha Mokashi 7-6(3), 6-2 to make it to the semi-finals.
In the boys under-18 event, fourth seeded Armaan Bhatia from Maharashtra scored a comprehensive 6-0, 6-2 win over sixth seed Adhiraj Sandu from AP, while third seeded Neel Lapalikar beat his statemate and eight seed Yash Chawda 6-3, 0-6, 6-3 to enter in semi final round.
Results: Boys under-18: Armaan Bhatia(Mah,S.4) beat Adhiraj Sandu (AP,S.6) 6-0, 6-2; Neel Lapalikar(Mah, S.3) beat Yash Chawda (Mah, S.8) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3; Yash Agarwal (Mah, S.5) beat Piyush Salekar (Mah) 6-1, 6-0; Abhinav Masedo (AP) W/O Dharnidhar Mishra (Mah,S.1) Boys under-16: Cristain Cummings (Mah,S.4) beat Vanshal D'souza (Mah,S.6) 6-0, 6-1; Armaan Bhatia (Mah, S.3) beat Abhinav Masedo (AP, S.7) 6-2, 7-5; Vatsal Gandhi (Mah) beat Yash Puri(AP) 7-6(4), 6-3; Aditya Iyer(Mah) W/O Dharnidhar Mishra (Mah, S.1)
Srishti Slaria (UP, S.1) beat Neha Ghare(Mah) 6-1, 6-1; Ishwari Mathere(Mah) beat Bhargavi Mandgudkar(Mah, S.3) 6-3, 6-3; Prachi Naidu(Mah, S.5) beat Apurva Rokade(Mah, S.4) 6-3, 6-4; Moksha Thukral(Mah,S.2) beat Sharon Fernandis (Mah) 6-2, 6-1;
Bhargavi Mandgudkar (Mah,S.1) beat Ratuja Jadhav (Mah) 6-2, 6-2; Prachi Naidu (Mah) beat Moksha Thukral(Mah, S.4) 6-3, 6-4; Apurva Rokade(Mah, S.3) beat Neha Mokashi (Mah) 7-6 (3), 6-2; Srishti Slaria (UP,S.2) beat Apruva Barate (Mah) 6-0, 6-3.