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Thirteen-year-old Atharva Sharma and Yavin Solomon entered the second round in the boys' u16 event at the Champion Sports Trophy All India Junior National Tennis Tournament being organised by the Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association and played at MSLTA School of Tennis Court, Balewadi. Yavin Solomon of Orissa upset second seed Ankit Reddy 8-4 while Atharva Sharma edged out Akhilesh Jadhav of Karnataka 8-7 (6). Hussian Battiwala scraped past Vishal Kumar of Andhra Pradesh 8-7 (1). In the girls' u16 event, Neha Mokashi beat Rutuja Rajmane 8-0, while Tejasvi Kate beat Samruddhi Ghumare 8-2 to advance into the second round.
Boys u18: Vatsal Gandhi (Mah) bt Akhil Rane (Mah) 8-3; Abhinav Masedo (AP) bt Yash Puri (AP) 8-4; Shaunak Kulkarni (Mah) bt Neel Charia (Guj) 8-3; Vanshal D'souza (Mah) bt Nikhil Deshmukh (Guj) 8-4; Kedar Dharmarajan (Mah) bt Atharva Sharma (Mah) 8-3; Hussian Battiwala (Mah) bt Vishal Kumar (AP) 8-7 (1); Piyush Salekar (Mah) bt Ashish Pise (Mah) 8-5
Boys u16: Yavin Solomon (Ors) bt Ankit Reddy (AP,2) 8-4; Atharva Sharma (Mah) bt Akhilesh Jadhav (Kar) 8-7 (6); Vatsal Gandhi (Mah) bt Piyush Salekar (Mah) 8-5; Pradyumna Nanekar (Mah) bt Jaywant Madane (Mah) 8-5; Armaan Bhatia (Mah) bt Sanket Awale (Mah) 8-4
Girls u16: Neha Mokashi (Mah) bt Rutuja Rajmane (Mah) 8-0; Tejasvi Kate (Mah) bt Samruddhi Ghumare (Mah) 8-2; Ishwari Mathere (Mah) bt Ketki Shinde (Mah) 8-4; Rutuja Jadhav (Mah) bt Riya Chaphekar (Mah) 8-3; Apurva Gohad (Mah) bt Khyati Hambardikar (Mah) 8-5.
Cycling treasure hunt on Nov 25
MG's Sports & Fitness and PYC Gymkhana will be organising the Cycling Treasure Hunt on November 25 at 6 am from PYC Gymkhana, Pune. Mahendra Gokhale, director for the event, said the event would offer a total prize money of Rs 75,000. The treasure hunt will be a team event of three people per team, divided in various age categories — 14-30 years (50 km), 31-49 years (35 km) and 50 years onwards (25 km). The event is open to all, including children who can form a team of three. We would like families to be a part of the event and form teams. "Apart from riding bicycles through the city to find hidden clues. It is our effort to spread the concept of cycling and making it an enjoyable experience," he added. The registration forms are available at PYC Gymkhana Reception, all B U Bhandari branches, Lifecycle Mall Tilak Road, Bhargav Gym Bibwewadi, Feelings Flower Store on Prabhat Road and Uttam Medical, Karve Road. The last date for registration will be November 21, 2012.
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