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Gritty Jitin shocks Krishan

Jitin Kumar Chetry recovered from the brink of defeat to beat top seed Krishan Hooda 1-6, 7-6(7), 6-3 in the under-18 boys’ quarterfinals of the AITA Championship series junior tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Wednesday.

In the girls’ section, Poorvi Bhatt, Tanisha Pranjal and Suryanshi Tanwwar made the semifinals of both the under-18 and 16 events.

The results (quarterfinals):

Boys: Under-18: Jitin Kumar Chetry bt Krishan Hooda 1-6, 7-6(7), 6-3; Ajay Singh bt Yuvraj Singh Kooka 6-3, 6-1; Uddayvir Singh bt Akash Deb 6-1, 7-6(5); Lakshya Gupta bt Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje 6-1, 6-1.

Under-16: Gurstat Singh makkar bt Jitin Kumar Chetry 6-0, 6-3; Rohan Mittal bt Sarabjot Singh 7-5, 7-5; Smar Bir Singh Sidhu bt Kartik Parhar 7-6(5), 6-7(9), 7-6(1); Ajay Singh bt Sarthak Gandhi 6-1, 6-0.

Girls: Under-18: Poorvi Bhatt bt Mrunal Sagar Kurlekar 6-3, 6-4; Tanisha Pranjal bt Alisha Menon 6-3, 6-4; Suryanshi Tanwar bt Sana Khanna 6-1, 7-6(4); Harleen Kaur bt Japjot Kaur 6-1 (concd.).

Under-16: Poorvi Bhat bt Radhika Vasudeva 6-0, 6-2; Tanisha Pranjal bt Lavanyaa Sreekrishnan 6-2, 6-2; Suryansshi Tanwar bt Aditi Singh 6-1, 6-0; Paandeep Kaur bt Charanya Sreekrishnan 6-2, 6-1.

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