It was a day of upsets in the girls' U-12 category as Jennifer Luikham of Haryana caused an upset with an emphatic 4-0, 4-0 win over second seed Avishka Gupta to storm into the quarter-final stage in the AITA Talent Series Tournament being played at CLTA courts on Tuesday. Luikham claimed the first set with an one-sided margin of 4-0 before winning the second set with an identical margin to book a berth in the quarter-final stage.
In another match in the same category, Abhisha Jindal of Chandigarh scored a 4-1, 4-2 win over Hanshika of Chandigarh to storm into the quarter-final stage.
Jindal claimed the first set with a 4-1 margin before grabbing the second set with a 4-2 margin. It was easy going for Seerat Pannu of Punjab she rallies to a 4-2, 4-0 win over Arzoo Chaudhary to move into the quarter-final stage. Pannu claimed the first set with a 4-0 margin before claiming the second set with a 4-0 margin. Rubani Ahluwalia of Chandigarh also booked his place in the quarter-final stage with a 4-2, 4-2 win over Neelanchal Gupta of Chandigarh. Rubani claimed the first set with a 4-2 margin before claiming the second set with a 4-2 win.
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Jennifer Luikham of Haryana in action during a match while Nikita Bishnoi stretches to reach out for a volley shot in the ITA Talent Series Tournament.
In the girls' U-16 category, Nikita of Chandigarh rallied into the quarter-final stage with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Maitry Phukan of Assam. Nikita claimed the first set with a 6-2 margin before claiming the second set with a margin of 6-3. In another match in the same category, Bhavya Wadhawan of Chandigarh ended the challenge of Ayna Arora of Chandigarh with a 6-1, 6-2 win. Bhavya claimed the first set with a 6-1 margin before claiming the second set with a 6-2 margin.
In the boys U-12 category, Sagar Bains of Chandigarh booked his place in the quarter-final stage with a 4-0, 4-0 win over Aakarshit Mahajan. Bains claimed the first set with a 4-0 margin before claiming the second set with a 4-0 margin.
Pre Quarter-finals: Girls: Shriya Kalia (HP) (Bye); Abhisha Jindal (CHD) bt Hanshika (CHD) 4-1, 4-2; Jenifer Luikham (HAR) bt Avishka Gupta (HAR) 4-0, 4-0; Sarah Dev (PB) bt Taru Ahluwalia (CHD) 4-0, 4-1; Seerat Pannu (PB) bt Arzoo Choudhary (CHD) 4-2, 4-0; Rubani Ahluwalia (CHD) bt Neelanchal Gupta (CHD) 4-2, 4-2; Bani (PB) bt Garima Mann (CHD) 4-0, 4-0; Saumya Saxena (CHD) (Bye); U-16 : Nikita (CHD) bt Maitry Phukan (ASM) 6-2, 6-3; Bhavya Wadhawan (CHD) bt Ayna Arora (CHD) 6-1, 6-2; Arshpreet Mann bt Priya Singh (MAH) 6-2, 6-2; Harsimran Kaur (HAR) w/o Karishma Mehta (CHD); Aashima Garg (HAR) bt Sabrina Gill (CHD) 6-2, 6-0; Gayatri Kumarian (CHD) bt Valentina Shekhar (KAR) 6-3 (Concede); Pooja Mourya (PB) bt Vibhuti Khullar (CHD) 6-3, 6-2; Jennifer Luikham (HAR) bt Nikita Bishnoi (CHD) 6-3, 6-4; Boys: U-12: Yash Yadav (MP) bt Sacchit Sharrma (DLI) 4-2, 4-0; Sagar Bains (CHD) bt Aakarshit Mahajan (UP) 4-0, 4-0; Karandeep Singh (PB) bt Nitish Rehlan 4-1, 4-0; Sameer Vats (CHD) bt Ankrish Khaana (CHD) 4-0, 4-1; Rishab Sharda (CHD) bt Rohit Kumar (HAR) 4-2, 4-2; Paramveer Singh Bajwa (CHD) bt Leonardo Pamei (MAN) 4-0, 4-0; Aryaman Agarwal (MP) bt Robin Kapoor 4-1, 4-0; Param Pun (CHD) bt Kabir Manrai (CHD) 4-2, 4-1; U-16 : Pranav Suri (CHD) bt Anmol Sandhu 6-2, 6-2; Jagtar Singh bt Tegbir Singh Hara (PB) 6-4, 6-4; Ranjeet Singh (CHD) bt Andrew Pradeep (CHD) 6-4, 6-3; Sachin Kumar (CHD) bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa (CHD) 6-1, 6-1; Nirbhay Singh Soin (GUJ) bt Allen Johnson 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; Amlanjyoti Baruah (ASM) bt Sean Yip (CHD) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Dheeranush Singh Bhatti (CHD) bt Uday Pratap Singh (PB) 7-5, 6-2; Kamal Kishore Maderna (RAJ) bt Sukrat Kashyap (DLI) 6-1, 6-0.