Gargi, Mushrath upset seeded rivals to set up title clash
Giant-killers, Gargi Pawar and Mushrath Shaik set themselves up for a double crown by reaching the finals of the girls singles and doubles events at the Icon group-Arun Wakankar memorial ATF Asian U14 Series tennis tournament here on Friday.
Local girl Gargi created the biggest upset by knocking out top- seeded Indonesian girl Riya Uboveja in straight sets while Mushrath edged out sixth seeded Malikaa Marathe to set up a title clash against one another in the girls singles. Both the girls also entered the doubles final with their respective partners.
In the boys’ singles, third seed Aaryan Zaveri will clash with fourth seed Rudra Kapoor in the final. He is also in line for a double crown on Saturday. Following are the results (all Indians unless stated otherwise):
Boys singles (semi finals): 4-Rudra Kapoor bt Amrutjay Mohanty 6-1 6-2; 3-Aaryan Zaveri bt Aditya Balsekar 6-3 6-2. Girls singles (semi finals): Gargi Pawar bt 1-Riya Uboveja (Indonesia) 6-2 6-1; Mushrath Anjum Shaik(Ind) bt Malikaa Marathe (Ind) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4.
Boys doubles (semi finals):
Rajesh Kannan Subramani/Aaryan Zaveri bt 1-Arun Venkat Guruswamy (Aus) /Rudra Kapoor 6-0 6-1; Nishant Dabas/Amaan Adil Tezabwala bt Yash Agarwal/Lokaditya Vardhan Sira 6-3 6-2
Girls doubles (semi finals): 1-Mubashira/Mushrath Anjum Shaik bt Malikaa Marathe/Riya Uboveja (Indonesia) 4-6 6-3 10-3; Gargi Pawar/Bela Tamhankar bt Amulika Gottiparthy/Renee Sharma 6-2 6-1.