ITF Junior Tennis Championship: Jitin, Vijit, Gursher and Yasir breeze into semi-finals
KARACHI: Jitin Bishnoi, Vijit Seghal, Gursher Harika and Yasir Khan breezed into the ITF Junior Tennis Championship boys singles semi-finals after winning their quarter-finals at the Karachi Gymkhana hard courts on Thursday.
Inyat Khosla and Alisha Talwar set-up an all-India girls singles final after easy victories in the semi-finals. Inyat beat Amita Arudpragsam of Sri Lanka while Alisha beat Su Yee Chit of Myanmar. Su conceded the match in the first set due to injury.
Pakistan’s Yasir created a minor stir when he toppled his compatriot Usman Ejaz in three sets to snatch a pot in the semi-final. Karachi-born Yasir won the first set but Usman of Quetta bounced back into the match by grabbing the second on a tie-break. However, Yasir demonstrated stamina and skill to outplay Ejaz to notch-up an exciting 6-2, 6-7 (6-1), 6-1 victory. Second seed Jitin Bishnoi of India overpowered Peerakit Siribuntwon of Thailand after a tough fight. Third seed Vijit Seghal of India looked in commanding touch when he thrashed Neil Rajpal. Grusher downed fourth seed Kinshuk Sharma of India.
Boys singles (quarter-final):
Jitin Bishnoi (India) beat Peerakit Siributwong (Thai) 6-2, 7-5
Vijit Sehgal (India) beat Neil Rajpal (Canada) 6-3, 6-2
Gursher Harika (India) beat Kinshuk Sharma (India) 6-3, 6-2
Yasir Khan (Pak) beat Usman Ejaz (Pak) 6-2, 6-7 (6-1), 6-1.
Boys’ doubles (semi-finals):
Harika (India)-S Peerkit (Thai) beat Vijit Seghal (India)-Neil Rajpal (Canada) 6-4, 7-5
Jitin Bishnoi-Kinshuk Sharma (India) beat Shiva-Singh (India) 6-4, 7-5.
Girls’ singles (semi-finals):
Khosal Inyat (India) beat Amita Arudpragasam (Sri Lanka) 6-0, 6-1
Alish Talwar (India) beat Su Chit Yee (Myanmar). app