National Junior Tennis Championship: Chirag Duhan battles into last eight

Top-seed Chirag Duhan of Haryana beat statemate Parv Nage 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 in the prequarterfinals on Wednesday.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Top-seed Chirag Duhan of Haryana beat statemate Parv Nage 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 in the prequarterfinals on Wednesday.   -  Getty Images

Top-seed Chirag Duhan of Haryana outlasted statemate Parv Nage in three sets to reach the boys singles quarterfinals of the Tennishub-MPTA National Junior U 18 Clay Court Tennis Championships 2021 here on Wednesday.

Duhan won the first set easily 6-1 but Nage rallied to take the second set 7-5. The fancied Duhan then found his rhythm in the decider and won it rather handily at 6-1 to book a last eight spot.

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In another close match, Mukil Ramanan of Tamil Nadu went down fighting to Saheb Sodhi of Maharashtra in three sets.

Among the girls, the top four seeds, Reshma Maruri (Karnataka), Akanksha Nitture (Maha), Suhitha Maruri (Kar) and Lakshmi Prabha Arunkumar (TN) moved into the quarterfinals.

Results :

Boys singles: Prequarterfinals: Chirag Duhan (Haryana-top seed) beat Parv Nage (Haryana) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1, Aditya Nandal (Haryana-eighth seed) beat Deep Munim (Madhya Pradesh-tenth seed) 6-3, 6-2, Denim Yadav (Madhya Pradesh-third seed) beat Yuvan Nandal (Haryana-16th seed) 6-4, 6-2, Dhruv Vikrambhai Hirpara (Gujarat-12th seed) Bt. Dhananjay Athreya (Tamil Nadu) 6-2, 6-0, Yogee Panwar (Haryana-sixth seed) beat Azmeer Shaikh (Maharashtra-qualifier) 6-4, 6-1, Daksh Ashok Agarwal (Maharashtra) beat Arjun Premkumar (Karnataka) 6-1, 6-1, Daksh Prasad (Madhya Pradesh-seventh seed) beat Rushil Khosla (Uttar Pradesh-ninth seed) 7-6(9), 6-4, Saheb G Sodhi (Maharashtra) Bt. Mukil Ramanan (Tamil Nadu) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5).

Girls singles: Prequarterfinals: Reshma Maruri (Karnataka-top seed) beat Ruma Ashutosh Gaikaiwari (Maharashtra-13th seed) 6-3, 6-3, Tejsavi Dabas (Delhi-seventh seed) beat Ananya S R (Tamil Nadu-qualifier) 6-4, 6-1, Lakshmi Prabha Arunkumar (Tamil Nadu-fourth seed) beat Apurva Vemuri (Telangana-14th seed) 6-4, 6-3.

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