Vazirani All India Talent Series
& Maharashtra State
Ranking Junior Tennis
19th to 23rd April, 2010
Vazirani National Sports Academy,
Tanya shocks top seed Jinisha Patel
under-14 top seed Jinisha Patel and boysí under-14 third seed Ahaan Tagare
crashed in the pre-quarter-finals of the Vazirani All India Talent Series &
Maharashtra State Ranking Junior Tennis Tournament, at the Vazirani National
Sports Academy, Nerul on Tuesday.
Belapur, Navi Mumbai was the biggest casualty in the competition so far after
unseeded Tanya Madhok rallied to a thrilling 8-6 (7-5) win to storm into the
Madhok surged to a surprise 6-3 lead and was well in command while dominating
with a powerful backhand. But Patel relied on experience to fight her way back
into the match while snatching four points in a row for a 7-6 lead and reached
match point at 40-0.
envious position could have demoralised any opponent but Madhok believed in
herself to force deuce to draw level and push the match into the tie-breaker.
Patel was up 4-1 in the tie-breaker but Madhok levelled at 4-4 before the former
again took the lead at 5-4.
Madhok made it 5-5 with a winner she was on fire and snatched the next two
points to seal Patelís fate.
second upset of the day, Ahaan Tagare also made a premature exit after going
down to upcoming and the much improved Vatsin Thaker 4-8.
(PQF): Girls U-14: Tanya Madhok bt Jinisha Patel 8-6 (7-5); D. Lalita (AP) bt
Davina Chhabra 8-0; Snehal Mane (Pune) bt Priyangana Seth (Surat) 8-0; Aastha
Dargude bt Avani Patel (Guj) 8-5; Tanasha Khandapur bt Kaavya Nair 8-5; Nida
Kamal bt Gauri Kinekar 8-4; Shrishti Daas (Pune) bt Saloni Ghodke 8-5; Hemali
Shinde (Pune) bt Swany Kaji 8-3.
(1st Rd): Snehal Mane (Pune) bt Aastha Dargude 8-2; Rea Barve bt Anandita Saxena
8-1; Priyangana Seth (Surat) bt Ankita Sahu 8-1; Saloni Ghodke bt Gauri Kinekar
8-2; Tanya Madhok bt Ishwari Seth (Surat) 8-1; Shrishti Ray bt Tejas Kulkarni
8-0; Sanjeevani Patil bt Nisha Waghmare 8-7 (8-6); Rea Banka bt Simran Gawli
8-3; Nida Kamal bt Kritika Chhabra 8-0; Visaya Bamba bt Ankita Patil 8-1; Serah
Menezes bt Alka Joseph 8-6; Dakshata Patel bt Meghana Injeti 8-1; Shrishti Daas
(Pune) bt Pareen Shivekar 8-4; Aayush Jain bt Shireen Dotiwala 8-3; Vedika
Jogani bt Yashika Shetty 8-3; D. Lalita (Hyderabad) bt Anaiya Kaka
Yash Manoj Agarwal bt Sunny Khandare 8-1; Rohan Puri bt Poojan Desai 8-3; Mohd.
Vali bt Krishna Chavan (Sangli) 8-1; Kshiteej Prasad bt Jai Mendonca 8-1; Neil
Thanawala bt Shikar Raj 8-6; Vatsin Thakker bt Ahaan Tagare 8-4; Varunraj
Salunkhe bt Vanshal DíSouza 8-3; Neil Lapalikar (Pune) bt Denis Jayachandran
7.30 a.m. Quarter-finals (Vazirani All India Talent Series at Vazirani National
Sports Academy, Nerul)