JORHAT, Aug 21 - The AITA National Series Tennis Championship, a national ranking tournament of the All India Tennis Association for boys and girls U-14 years got off to a glittering start at the Jorhat Tennis Club here today.
Paul Dale, the Bangkok based international tennis coach, inaugurated the championship this morning. Dale suggested the youngsters to concentrate on the match, maintain the strength in the legs and enjoy playing the matches during the week in his inaugural speech.
Prior to the introduction to the players, Paul Dale was felicitated by Makhan Gattani, vice president of the club and Somnath Manna, ITF referee was felicitated by Isanjyoti Bordoloi, secretary, Jorhat Tennis Club, informed Raktim Saikia, president of the All Assam Tennis Association in a release.
Todays results: (Boys U-14) Siddhant Prafulla Dutta (AS) bt Antariksh Tamuly (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Jeet Dutta (AS) bt Aryaman Dutta (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Aryan Prashant Shah (GJ) bt Manan Nath (AS) 6-2, 4-1 (concede), L N Nithis Balaji (TN) bt Abhiraj Saikia (AS) 6-2, 6-1, Tushar Paul (AS) bt Ayaan Borthakur (AS) w/o, Raju Gangapatnam (ML) bt Rahul I Talukdar (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Abhigyan Baruah (AS) bt Rishit Bajaj (AS) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, Anchit Gogoi (AS) bt Jishnu P Das (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Udit Gogoi (AS) bt Shravan Anand (TN) 6-0, 6-0, Anmay Yogesh Devaraj (KA) bt Arunush Bora (AS) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, Viraaj Anandkumar (KA) bt Kabir Subhash Chhabria (KA) 6-3, 6-0, Aditya P Bhagawati (AS) bt Debanga P Hazarika (AS) 6-1, 6-3, Arjun Premkumar (KA) bt Aryan Borah (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Tharun Vikram MK (TN) bt Varun Aditya Kalita (AS) 7-6 (4), 6-0, Harsha Pradeep Kumar (KA) bt Aditya Kr Gupta (AS) 6-0, 6-3, Adhiraj Krishna Bhuyan (AS) bt Aditya Kr. Sachdeva (DL) w/o, Andy Thaosen (AS) bt Varun Golusupudi (TS) 6-0, 6-0, Anurag Konwar (AS) bt NIzar Hussain (AS) 6-1, 6-3, Jigyasman Hazarika (AS) bt Aman Buragohain (AS) 6-3, 6-3, Harshad Bora (AS) bt Leston Vaz (MH) w/o, Aryan Ishaque Qureshi (MH) bt Roktim Gogoi (AS) 6-2, 6-2, Rohan Kumar (TS) bt Shouvik Roy (AS) 6-1, 6-0, Bornil Gogoi (AS) bt Amaan Wasim(WB) w/o, Shahir Farhazd (AS) bt Chandil Bordoloi (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Vishesh Jainish Patel (GJ) bt Aditya Ray Baruah (AS) 6-0, 6-0, Kavin Karthik K S (TN) bt Nathin Ram S R (TN) 6-1, 6-1, Pranav Heggre (KA) bt Ninaad Ravi (KA) 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-0, Aayush P Bhat (KA) bt. Arnav Oruganty (MH) 6-0, 6-2, Sukant R (TN) bt Neelam Devaharshith (TS) 6-2, 6-3, Anargha Ganguly (MH) bt Neil Pillai (MH) 6-3, 6-3, Arka Banerjee (WB) bt Harisharan Baskaran (TN) 6-0, 6-0. (Girls U-14) Kotistha A Modak (MH) bt Meghna Bhardwaj (AS) 6-0, 6-1.