Mumbai: Girls’ seventh seed Kyra Shetty and No. 8 Bhumika Tripathi were knocked out on a dramatic opening day of upsets, in the Khar Gymkhana Maharashtra State Ranking Under-10 Junior Tennis Tournament. Unseeded Joanne Fernandes accounted for Shetty 6-4 in a close first round, while Kotisha Modak eased past Tripathi 6-1 to give the tournament an explosive start.
In other close encounters, Arya Patil overcame Diva Sharma 6-3 and Zai Jivan prevailed over Samyuktha Jagesh 6-4. In contrast, sixth seed Aishwarya Kallaje and No. 5 Hashali Mundekar registered easy wins. Among the boys, top seed Leston Vaz led the favourites into the quarter-finals including second seed Vardhan Karkal, third seed Sanhas Gandhi and No. 4 Faiz Nasyam.
Girls U-10 (1st Rd): Ruhani Sand bt Raisa Dhadhich 6-0; Sudipta Kumar bt Aditi Chandarana 6-0; Arya Patil bt Diva Sharma 6-3; Vanshika Shah bt Harshida Padmanadha 6-1; 6-Aishwarya Kallaje bt Saaz Tandel 6-1; Siya Baur bt Sakshi Karnani 6-1; Joanne Fernandes bt 8-Kyra Shetty 6-4; Kotisha Modak bt 7-Bhumika Tripathi 6-1; Zai Jivan bt Samyuktha Jagesh 6-4; Nyasha Shah bt Vyomaa Bhaskar 6-2; Rijul Sidanale bt Ritika Kamdar 6-0; 5-Hashali Mundekar bt Aalyka Ebrahim 6-2. Boys U-10 (2nd Rd): 1-Leston Vaz bt Jatin Sawla 6-0; Saheb Sodhi bt Arsh Hinduja 6-4; Parth Bhoite bt Aditya Sawant 6-4; 5-Karim Khan bt Girish Srinivasan 6-0; 3-Sanhas Gandhi bt Kanav Luthria 6-4; Krish Wagnani bt Ninaad Muley 6-3; Achal Samant bt Zaid Merchant 6-1; 6-Prabhjeet Chandhok bt Arjun Watve 6-0; 8-Nitin D’Souza bt Aryaman Meswani 6-3; Shivam Eapen bt Shivan Kadam 6-4; Cahir Warik bt Nimit Chandel 6-2; 4-Faiz Nasyam bt Krish Tanwani 6-0; 7-Renaad Pandya bt Ayaan Tezabawala 6-4; Arjun Chatterjee bt Vanshik Kapadia 6-0; 2-Vardhan Karkal bt Konark Dhingreja 6-0; Amogh Muthal bt Apoorva Pawar 6-5 (7-1).