National Junior Tennis Championship: Ajay Malik wins with a close comeback

The top four seeds, Nishant Dabas, Aman Dahiya, Denim Yadav and Karan Singh moved into the second round.

Ajay Malik, who beat Daksh Agarwal 6-7(4), 7-6(0), 6-2 in the first round, in action at the National Championship.   -  Kamesh Srinivasan

Ajay Malik recovered from a tough start and bounced back from the brink of defeat to beat Daksh Agarwal 6-7(4), 7-6(0), 6-2 in the first round of the National junior tennis championship at the DLTA Complex here on Monday.

In another interesting match, lucky loser Azmeer Shaikh beat Khush Sharma 6-2, 6-3. Azmeer had lost to Aman Dahiya in the third and final qualifying round.

The top four seeds, Nishant Dabas, Aman Dahiya, Denim Yadav and Karan Singh moved into the second round. Denim had to fight to a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory against qualifier Monil Lotlikar.

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In the girls section, qualifier Nandini Dixit capitalised on her sharp game, owing to a bunch of matches, in beating Renne Singla 7-5, 6-0.

First Round results:

Under-18 boys: Nishant Dabas beat Sagar Kumar 6-0, 6-1; Maanav Jain beat Jasmeet Duhan 6-2, 6-1; Ansh Kundu beat Mukil Ramanan 6-2, 6-4; Dhruv Hirpara beat Rajeshwar Reddy 6-2, 6-3; Lokesh Pun beat Deep Munim 7-5, 6-3; Ananth Manimuni beat Pasad Ingale 6-1, 6-2; Jason David beat Tharakesh Ashokar 6-0, 6-2; Aayush Bhat beat Jaishnav Shinde 0-6, 6-1, 6-1; Karan Singh beat Anup Bangargi 6-2, 6-1; Aditya Rathi beat Abhik Arora 6-2, 6-3; Shivam Kadam beat Rakshak Tarun 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-1; Tarun Korwar beat Torus Raat 7-6(10, 6-2; Rushil Khosla beat Tushar Mittal 6-0, 6-2; Skandha Rao beat Vansh Yadv 6-4, 6-1; Rohin Lotlikar beat Ninaad Ravi 6-0, 6-0; Aditya Nandal beat Rishi Jalota 6-2, 6-2; Sandesh Kurale beat Arjun Kundu 6-1, 6-1; Nikhil Mittal beat Yugraj Singh 6-2, 6-1; Azmeer Shaikh beat Khush Sharma 6-2, 6-3; Suresh Keerthivassan beat Yogee Panwar 7-6(3), 6-1; Abhay Chhabra beat Ajnabi Dahiya 6-3, 6-4; Saheb Sodhi beat Yash Baghel 6-2, 6-1; Kevin Karthik beat Vansh Nandal 6-4, 6-3; Denim Yadav beat Monil Lotlikar 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Parv Nage beat Pragathesh Shivashankar 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Arjun Phogaat beat Raghav Poonia 6-2, 7-6(2); Kush Arjeria beat Ayush Hindale 7-6(4), 6-1; Daksh Prasad beat Bushan Haobam 6-3, 6-4; Ajay Malik beat Daksh Agarwal 6-7(4), 7-6(0), 6-2; Yashvardhan Singh beat Kartik Saxena 2-6, 6-2, 3-1 (conceded); Arjun Premkumar beat Tanishq Jadhav 7-5, 6-2; Aman Dahiya beat Sahil Tambat 6-0, 6-2.

Under-18 girls:

Amodini Naik beat Sakshi Thakkar 7-6(3), 7-5; Lakshanya Vishwanath beat Tanushri Pandey 6-0, 6-1; Renee Singh beat Harleen Kaur Dhanda 6-4, 6-4; Hitakamya Narwal beat Lakshmi Gowda 6-4, 6-2; Sachi Sharma beat Niyati Kukreti 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Ikaraju Kanumuri beat Yati Besain 6-1, 6-2; Tamanna Takoria beat Samiksha Dabas 7-6(5), 7-5; Mahika Khanna beat Mridhula Palanivel 6-1, 6-3; Veda Raju Prapurna beat Trisha Malik 6-3, 6-3; Ananya SR beat Suryanshi Tanwar 6-2, 7-6(2); Abhaya Vemuri beat Harnoor Kaur Sidhu 6-1, 6-4; Shrichandrakala Tentu beat Riya Kaushik 7-6(50, 6-1; Somya Arya beat Hannah Nagpal 1-6, 7-5, 6-4; Kristi Boro beat Apurva Vemuri 6-4, 7-5; Nandini Dixit beat Renne Singla 7-5,
6-0; Kundali Majgaine beat Srivally Medishetty 6-3, 7-6(1).

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