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Dudhane, Suryavanshi, Sarode, Tupe lift titles at the Fourth Leg of PMDTA-ICON Group “Little Champ...

Published : 24/Feb/2020

Adhiraj Dudhane, Shrushti Suryavanshi, Sarvadnya Sarode and Kavya Tupe claimed titles in their respective events at the  PMDTA-ICON Group “ Little Champions Bronze Series Tennis Tournament organized by Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association(PMDTA) and Dilip(Anna) Vedepatil and played at the Dilip Vedepatil Sports Academy, Bavdhan.

 

In the boys under 8 event finals Adhiraj Dudhane thrashed Aarav Patel 7-0 and claim his second title of the season, while in the girls event Shrushti Suryavanshi beat Sara Fengse 7-4 to claim the title. 

 

In the boys under 10 section finals Sarvadnya Sarode edged out  Neeraj Jorwekar 7-6(5), while in the girls section fourth seeded Kavya Tupe edged out Kavya Pande 7-6(4) to claim the title in this category. 

 

The winner and runner up got trophy and certificate. The prizes were given away at the hands of Tejashree Dudhane, kapil Fengse , Ashish Devikar , chetan Geet. Tournament supervisor Anup Shinde were present on the occasion.

 

Following are the results: Boys Under 8:Semifinal Round:

Adhiraj Dudhane bt Avdhoot Nilakhe 6-1;

Aarav Bele bt Arnav Pande 6-4;

Final Round: Adhiraj Dudhane bt Aarav Bele 7-0;

 

Girls under 8:Semifinal Round:

Shrushti Suryavanshi bt Sara Gharpande 6-0;

Sara Fengse bt Aaradhya Umap 6-0;

Final Round: Shrushti Suryavanshi bt Sara Fengse 7-4;

 

Girls Under 10: Semifinal Round: 

Kavya Tupe(4) bt Sara Fengse 6-2;

Kavya Pande bt Avantika Saini 6-5(5);

Final Round:Kavya Tupe(4) bt Kavya Pande 7-6(4);

 

Boys under 10:Semifinal Round:

Sarvadnya Sarode bt Aarav Patel 6-3;

Neeraj Jowekar bt Veeren Chaudhari(3) 6-1;

Final Round: Sarvadnya Sarode bt Neeraj Jorwekar 7-6(5).

Double crown for Pune lad Arnav Paparkar at the 14th Ramesh Desai Nationals Under 12 Tennis Tourname...

Published : 15/Feb/2020

Mumbai, February 15: Second Seeded Arnav Paparkar from Pune won memorable double crown winning the boys singles and doubles event at the Yonex Sunrise-MSLTA 14th Ramesh Desai Nationals Under 12 Tennis Tournament organized by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) at their G. A. Ranade Tennis complex.

In the boys singles finals second seeded local boy 6th standard student of New India School Arnav Paparkar ended the challenge of third seeded Vedant Bhasin 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 to claim the title.

In the girls finals top seeded Thaniya Gogulamanda of Tamilnadu outplayed third seeded Nainika Reddy 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3 to lift the title. 

The winner and runner got trophy and certificate. The prizes were given away at the hands of Life President of MSLTA Sharad Kannamwar, President MSLTA Mr. Bharat Oza, Mr. Sunder Iyer Hon. Secretary MSLTA and Vice President Mr. Rajeev Desai, Manoj Vaidya, ITF White batch Referee and tournament supervisor Vaishali Shekatkar were present on the occasion.

Following are the results: Singles: Boys: Final Round:
S.2 Arnav Paparkar(Mah) bt S.3 Vedant Bhasin(Mah) 6-0, 2-6, 6-0

Girls:
S.1 Thaniya Gogulamanda(TS) bt S.3 Nainika Reddy(Mah) 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3

30 ball kids selected to take part in the third edition of Tata Open Maharashtra

Published : 20/Jan/2020

After a huge response and interest shown by over 100 young enthusiastic tennis fans and budding players from Pune and Maharashtra, 30 lucky kids were selected as ball kids for the upcoming third edition of the Tata Open Maharashtra at Deccan Gymkhana in Pune on Sunday.
55 budding tennis enthusiasts were shortlisted from the 100 players, including girls and boys, who took part in the selection trials, conducted by International tournament official, Sheetal Iyer who conducted various tests, including hand-eye coordination, speed and agility tests among 55 shortlisted kids to finally pick the best 30 of them.
The 30 chosen tennis enthusiasts will be seen as ball kids during the third edition of South Asia’s only ATP Tour Tournament. Being a ball kid is always a unique experience for the youngsters and an opportunity to watch the top tennis stars closely. World’s top tennis players, including legendary Roger Federer, have worked as ball kid during their childhood.

“There has been a huge craze amongst youngsters about Tata Open Maharashtra and as expected, we received a huge response this time as well for the selection. The experience will be valuable for them in future and will surely inspire many to take up the sport professionally in the future,” said Prashant Sutar, Tournament Director of Tata Open Maharashtra.

 

Shravin Samak, who was part of the ball kids’ contingent from the previous edition of the tournament, has also been selected for this year’s Australian Open ball kid contingent. This is a huge opportunity for the Pune boy and the same for many of the young tennis enthusiasts as they brace for the third edition of India’s one of the oldest running tournaments.

“The role of ball kid is something which helps kids to not only get inspired by watching the top players from close angles but also to learn a lot of things from players such as their attitude about game, concentration on the court. This is considered as a first step towards the big dream of playing. Lot of big tennis players have taken up ball kid role during their childhood and learned a lot about the game and I hope these kids also will make their experience count here,” said Sundar Iyer, General Secretary, Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA).

The tournament, which is scheduled from February 3 to 9 at Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium, will be organised by MSLTA in association with the Government of Maharashtra and the qualifiers will be played on February 1 to 2, 2020.

 

 

PYC A emerge champion at the Arun Sane Memorial Amateur Tennis League 

Published : 30/Dec/2019

Pune, December 31, 2019:

PYC A scored a 15-12 win over MWTA to emerge champions at the 3rd edition of the Arun Sane Memorial Amateur Tennis League organized by the PYC Hindu Gymkhana and the Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA). 

In the finals played on PYC Hindu Gymkhana Tennis courts PYC A Outplayed MWTA 15-12. The pairs of Amit Natekar and Sarang Devi scored a 6-4 win over Sunil Lulla and Abhishek Singh in 80plus, in the first open event which followed Yogesh Pantsachiv and Amit Late of PYC won 6-2 over the pair of Jaydeep Wakankar and Nilesh Ostwal helping PYC to go up 12-06. In the last tie Kaustubh Shah and Sarang Pabalkar of PYC lost to the pair of Vivek Khadge and Ashish Maniyar 3-6. 

 

The winner PYC A team received trophy and Rs.20,000/-, while runner up MWTA got trophy and Rs.10,000/-. The prizes were given away at the hands of   India No.1 women's  tennis player Ankita Raina, Dr.Sudhir Bhate, President of PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Late Arun Sane's wife Aasha Sane and Mr.Sunder Iyer, Hon Secretary of MSLTA. Mr.Chandrashekhar Naniwadekar, Treasurer of PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Mr. Kaustubh Shah, Treasurer of PMDTA, Mr.Abhishek Tamhane, Mr.Sarang Lagu were present on the occasion.

 

Following are the results: Finals

PYC A bt MWTA 15-12

80Plus: Amit Natekar/Sarang Devi bt Sunil Lulla/Abhishek Singh 6-4;

1st Open: Yogesh Pantsachiv/Amit Late bt Jaydeep Wakankar/Nilesh Ostwal 6-2; 2nd Open: Kaustubh Shah/Sarang Pabalkar lost to Vivek Khadge/Ashish Maniyar 3-6

Congratulations to all the Winners and Runner-ups of PMDTA Masters Tournament held at PYC Tennis Cou...

Published : 06/Jan/2020

Under 8 boys

Winner : Sarvadnya Sarode

Runner-up : Smit Undre

No. 3 : Anshul Pujari

 

Under 8 girls

Winner : Swara Jawale

Runner-up : Shravee Deore

No. 3 : Veera Harpude

 

Under 10 boys

Winner : Saksham Bhansali

Runner-up : Mannan Agarwal

No. 3 : Krishank Joshi

 

Under 10 girls

Winner : Kavya Deshmukh

Runner-up : Aasmi Tilekar

No. 3 : Ritsa Kondkar

 

Under 12 boys

Winner : Tej Oak

Runner-up : Shardul Khawale

No. 3 : Neev Kothari

 

Under 12 girls

Winner : Shrawni Deshmukh

Runner-up : Ritika More

No. 3 : Mrunal Shelke

 

Under 14 boys

Winner : Sarth Bansode

Runner-up : Aryan Good

No. 3 : Sudhansu Sawant

 

Under 14 girls

Winner : Shrawni Deshmukh

Runner-up : Navya Bhamidipati

No. 3 : Shruti Nanajkar

 

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#Pune Boy 11-yr-old Manas Dhamne beat Maxwell E (US) 3-6, 6-0, 10-6 to claim #EddieHerrITF U-12 boys...

Published : 08/Dec/2019

He's probably the 1st Indian to win U-12 @ITF_Tennis Eddie Herr, which is considered as Grand Slam of juniors. He's also in doubles final.

 

Entire country is proud of #Manas , well done BOY# we at PMDTA are proud of you

 

Congratulations to his proud parents and the coaches Ravindra Pandey , Sandeep Kirtane , Kedar shah , Hemant Bendrey , and his current coaches of APMTA Aditya Madkekar and Kaifi Afzal who have guided him in his journey till now.

Players from 13 countries in action at Gadre MSLTA - ITF Grade 3 Junior Tennis Championship 2019

Published : 30/Nov/2019

Patorn Hanchaikul from Thailand and Maria Sholokhova of Russia will Lead boys and girls from 13 countries at the Gadre MSLTA - ITF Junior Grade 3, Under 18 Tennis Championship organized by Deccan Gymkhana Under the auspices of ITF , Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis Court from 30th November to 7th December 2019.

 

Players from 13 countries including China, Thailand, Japan, Russia, USA, Chinese Taipei, Romania,Algeria, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Solomon Islands and India are participating in the Championship.

 

Tennis Secretary of the Deccan Gymkhana and Tournament Director Ashwin Girme informed that, we would like to thank Mr. Arjun Gadre and Gadre Marines for supporting the event for the last 5 years ,he also added that the winners of the Boys and Girls event will be presented with the MV Deo trophy.

 

Mr Arjun Gadre MD of Gadre Marines and keen tennis player himself said that the 2019 tournament saw great participation with players from 13 countries and this year as well we have received encouraging response from the participating countries where the top players are ready to battle for the title. I am hopeful that the Indian players will benefit from the event. He also added that Gadre Marines have been supporting sports and also support Gadre Marine State Badminton event in Ratnagiri where the plant is situated .

 

Mr. Ashwinkumar Jangam regional sales manager of Gadre Marine Exports added that all the players will benefit from the Healthy ready to eat Marine Products which will be given to all players during the event.

 

Mr. Surajit Bandyopadhyay will be the Supervisor for the event. The Singles winner will get 100 ITF points, the runners up get 60 ITF points, while Doubles winner get 75 points and finalist will get 45 points.

 

Following are the seeding list:

Boys:

1. Patorn Hanchaikul (THA) 118, 2. Dev Javia (IND)133, 3. Rostislav Galfinger (KAZ)164, 4. Mathias Musil (CZE)413, 5. Uddayvir Singh (IND)441, 6. Daisuke Inagawa (JPN)476, 7. Aryaan Bhatia (IND)489, 8. Dragos Petre Popeanga (ROU) 502;

 

Girls:

1. Maria Sholokhova (RUS)163, 2. Vipasha Mehra (IND)171, 3. Lanlana Tararudee (THA)172, 4. Yu-Yun Li (TPE)244, 5. Eva Gartseva (RUS)247, 6. Salakthip Ounmuang (THA)304, 7. Mei Hasegawa (JPN)317, 8. Chao-Yi Wang(TPE)323.

 

Congratulations to all Winners & Runner-ups of PMDTA

Published : 21/Nov/2019

 #ICON Little Champions Gold Series and PMDTA - #KPIT Junior Champions Gold Series Tournaments held at Balewadi, Pune

 

Girls Under-8

Winner : Shravee Deore

Runner up : Srushti Suryavanshi

 

Boys Under-8

Winner : Krishay Tawade

Runner up : Jai Thapar

 

Girls Under-10

Winner : Kavya Deshmukh

Runner up : Ritsa Kondkar

 

 

Boys Under -10

Winner : Mannan Agarwal

Runner up : Shardul Khawale

 

Girls Under-12

Winner : Shrawani Deshmukh

Runner up : Mrunal Shelke

 

Boys Under-12

Winner : Shardul Khawale

Runner up : Abhay Nagarajan

 

Girls Under-14

Winner : Purva Bhujbal

Runner up : Kavya Krishnan

 

Boys Under-14

Winner : Sudanshu Sawant

Runner up : Keyur Mhetre

 

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Duckworth wins singles title at KPIT MSLTA Challenger Ramkumar - Raja Lift Doubles title

Published : 17/Nov/2019

Second seeded James Duckworth of Australia won his fourth Challenger title of the year as he got past fifth seeded Jay Clarke of Britain in the finals of the sixth edition of the KPIT MSLTA Challenger a Challenger 80 series event which is concluded at the MSLTA School of tennis courts at the Mhalunge Balewadi Sports Complex ,

 

In the singles finals the 27 year old James Duckworth of Brisbane scored a 4-6,6-6,6-4 win over fifth seeded Jay Clarke of Great Britain in a tight match lasting 2 hours 18 minutes . Duckworth playing his eighth straight Challenger event in a row made valuable 80 ATP points and $7200 . The win at Pune will take back Duckworth in the top 100 cementing his place in the main draw of the Australian Open .

 

Jay Clarke who was contesting his second ATP challenger final of the year would have to be content with 48 ATP points and $4240 for his efforts of reaching the finals. 

 

Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan secured their second doubles title on a trot as they closed out another Indian Pair Arjun Kadhe and Saketh Myneni 7-6(3),6-3 in the finals . Ramkumar and Raja picked up $3100 and 80 ATP points , while Arjun and Saketh had to be content with $1800 and 48 ATP points

 

" I'm thrilled to win the event , it has been a lot of handwork for me I have been out of tennis since the later part of 2017 and have gone through 5 major operations , this is for my family who has supported me . I'm glad to get back to the Top 100 as it guarantees entry into bigger events and also ensures that i'm comfortable on finances " said Duckworth who was ranked as high as 82 .

 

Clarke was heading well in the match after claiming the first set 6-4, in the second Clarke had three breakpoints but could not hold on and then found himself broken and losing the second set. In the third set Duckworth broke Clarke in the ninth game and seal the match 6-4 and fall on the ground celebrating his win .

 

The prizes were Given away at the hands of Mr Kishor Patil MD KPIT , Shekar Sonsale VP KPIT Mr A Balakrishnan MD Nutanix , Mr Sunder Iyer Tournament Director , Roland Herfel ATP Supervisor. MSLTA VP Prashant Sutar, Jt Secretary Rajiv Desai , Abhishek Tamhane , PMDTA Treasurer Kaustubh Shah and Vice President Umesh Mane

 

Following are the Results ( Finals)

 

(2) James Duckworth (Aus ) bt (5) Jay Clarke (Gbr) 4-6,6-4,6-4

 

Doubles Finals

(1) Purav Raja / Ramkumar Ramanathan (Ind) bt (3) Arjun Kadhe/Saketh Myneni (Ind) 7-6(3),6-3

Ramkumar truimphs over Nagal to enter semifinals of KPIT MSLTA Challenger

Published : 15/Nov/2019

Sixth seeded Ramkumar Ramanathan scored an upset win over third seeded Sumit Nagal in an exciting all India Contest and also become the lone Indian to enter the semifinals at the sixth edition of the KPIT MSLTA Challenger a Challenger 80 series event which is under way at the MSLTA School of tennis courts at the Mhalunge Balewadi Sports Complex

 

In their first meeting this year at the Challenger level 25 year old from Chennai Ramkumar truimphed 6-4,7-6(5) over Indian No 2. Sumit Nagal in a 1 hour 37 minute thriller .

In the first set Both players held serves till 4-4 , Ramkumar broke Nagal in the 10th game to take the first set 6-4. In the second set , Sumit was broken in the 6th game but broke back Ramkumar in the 7th game , Sumit then held his eighth game and again broke Ramkumar to go up 5-4.

In the 10th game , Ramkumar played some classic tennis to break Sumit on the third breakpoint and level scores at 5-5 . Both Ramkumar and Sumit held serves in the next two games to level scores at 6-6 and force a tiebreak.

In the tiebtreak Sumit raced off to a 3-0 lead , before Ram came back to level scores at 3-3 , at 5-4 in the tiebreak Ram played good point at 5-4 to go up 6-4 , but Nagal aced to reduce the margin to 6-5 , Ram closed the match on the second Matchpoint and regsitered a big win over inform Nagal.

Ram will now take on winner of the match between second seeded James Duckworth who went through close moments to stop Another Indian and eighth Sasikumar Mukund.7-5,4-6,7-5 in a 2 hour 16 minute battle.

Second seeded Duckworth took the first set 7-5, in the second set Duckworth led 4-2 and looked like sealing the match , but the 22 year Chennai lad ranked 250 in the workld , who will make his debut in the Indian Davis Cup team against Pakistan came back strongly to level scores to 4-4 , he broke Duckworth ranked 139 higher than him in the 9th game and then held to a tenacious 10th game to win the set and level scores

In a well contested third set both players matched each other , Mukund Missed opportunity to break Duckworth in the 7th game of the third set, squandering a 30-0 lead and putting a volley out and go down 3-4 . Next game Mukund held to level 4-4 , both players held the 9th and 10th games to level 5-5 ,

Mukund had 4 breakpoints in the 11th game on Duckworth’s serve but could not close , in the 12th game Duckworth broke Mukund who served tentatively for the first time in the entire match to win the match and make it to the semifinals, Mukund had to be content with 15 ATP points and $1480 for his efforts In the top half seventh seeded Roberto Ortega-Olmedo of Spain took the first set 7-6(7) against slayer of top seeded Prajnesh Gunneswaran Tim. Van Rijthoven of Netherlands , the Dutch player retired after the first set giving Olmedo a passage to the semifinals

In the semifinals Olmedo will take on Pune regular andf fifth seeded Jay Clarke of Great Britian who squandered a 5-3 lead in the third set against fourth seeded Steven Diez of Canada, Clarke manage to get past the Canadian 6-4,3-6,7-6(3) in a heavy weather match to make it to the last four in a match lasting 2 hours and 35 minutes.

 

The Indian dominance in the doubles section was evident with top seeds Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan registering a dominant 6-3,6-4 win over Tunisia’s Aziz Dougaz and Frenchman Calvin Hemery . In the semifinals the Indian pair will take on fourth seeded Brydan. Klein of Great Britian and N Vijay Sundar Prashanth of India who easily disposed off Indian pair of Niki Poonacha and Annirudh Chandrasekar 6-2,6-3 The Semifinals will be played 1pm onwards , Entry is free

 

Following are the Results ( Quarterfinals)

[7] Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (ESP) bt [14] Tim. Van Rijthoven (NED ) 7-6(7) Retd

(5) Jay Clarke (Gbr) bt [4] Steven Diez (CAN) 6-4,3-6,7-6(3)

[6] Ramkumar . Ramanathan (IND) bt [3] Sumit Nagal (IND) 6-4, 7-6(5)

(2) James Duckworth (Aus ) bt [8] Sasikumar Mukund (IND) 7-5,4-6,7-5

 

Doubles Quarterfinals

(1) Purav Raja / Ramkumar Ramanathan (Ind) bt Aziz Dougaz (Tun)/ Calvin Hemery (Fra) 6-3,6-4

4] Brydan. Klein (GBR) / N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) bt Niki Poonacha / Annirudh Chandrasekar 6-2,6-3 

Tim Shocks Top seed Gunneswaran as , Nagal, Ramkumar , Mukund enter last eight KPIT MSLTA Challenger

Published : 14/Nov/2019

Fourteenth Seeded Tim. Van Rijthoven of Netherlands created the biggest upset as he put out India No 1 and topseeded Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 4-6,7-5,6-3 in the singles prequarterfinals at the KPIT MSLTA Challenger a Challenger 80 series event which is under way at the MSLTA School of tennis courts at the Mhalunge Balewadi Sports Complex

 

 

India No2. Sumit Nagal , No3. Ramkumar Ramanathan , and No 4. SashiKumar Mukund celebrated their selection to the Davis Cup team with wins to move into the singles quarterfinals

 

 

In the Prequarterfinals played today 324 ranked 22 year old resident of Roosendaal in Netherlands took 2 hours 10 minutes to create the biggest upset of the event ousting top seeded Prajnesh Gunneswaran 4-6,7-5,6-3 in a well contested match .

 

Indi No 2 and third seeded Sumit Nagal had an easy passge into the last eight as his opponent Ivan. Nedelko of Russia retired from the match with Nagal leading 2-0 due to lower back pain . Nagal will meet sixth seeded Ramkumar Ramanathan who tamed 12th seeded Cem Ilkel of Turkey 6-3,6-4 in 1 hour 11 minutes . Nagal and Ramkumar match which will be eagerly watched will also ensure that one Indian makes itto the semifinals

 

Eighth Sasikumar Mukund played flawless tennis to oust Turkish Ergi Kirkin 6-0,6-2 in 1 hour 5 minutes to make it to the last eight . Mukund will take on second seeded James Duckworth who ended the fabulous run of India's upcoming player Manish Sureshkumar winning 6-1,6-2 . 20 year old Sureshkumar will however be content with 7 ATP points which will ensure a good start in the beginning of next year.

 

Fourth seeded Steven Diez , fifth seeded Jay Clarke and seventh seeded] Roberto Ortega-Olmedo of Spain were the other players to make it to the last eight

 

The Indian flag in the doubles continued to fly high with third seeds Arjun Kadhe and Saketh Myneni scraping past Russian pair of Bogdan Bobrov and Ivan Nedelko 6-4,4-6 ,16-14 to move into the semifinals they will take on second seeds Japanese Toshide Matsui and India’s Vishnu Vardhan who came back from loss of first set to set a win against Steven Diez of Canada and Roberto Ortega -Olmedo of Spain 3-6,6-2,10-4

 

Following are the Results (Pre Quarterfinals)

 

[14] Tim. Van Rijthoven (NED ) bt [1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 4-6,7-5,6-3

[7] Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (ESP) bt (11)Shuichi Sekiguchi (Jpn) 6-2,6-4

[4] Steven Diez (CAN) bt (15] Brydan. Klein (GBR) 6-0,6-2

(5) Jay Clarke (Gbr) bt [9] Duckhee Lee (KOR) 6-1,6-4

[6] Ramkumar . Ramanathan (IND) bt [12] Cem Ilkel (TUR) 6-3,6-4

[3] Sumit Nagal (IND) bt [13] Ivan. Nedelko (RUS) 2-0 (Retd)

[8] Sasikumar Mukund (IND) vs bt Ergi. Kirkin (TUR) 6-0,6-2

(2) James Duckworth (Aus) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-1,6-2

 

Doubles ( Quarter Finals)

(3) Arjun Kadhe/ Saketh Myneni (Ind) bt Bogdan Bobrov/ Ivan Nedelko ( Rus) 6-4,4-6 ,16-14

Toshide Matsui (Jpn)/ Vishnu Vardhan( Ind) bt Steven Diez(Can) / Roberto Ortega -Olmedo (Esp) 3-6,6-2,10-4

Prajnesh , Sumit, Ramkumar , Mukund move into last 16 at KPIT MSLTA Challenger

Published : 13/Nov/2019

India No1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran , No2. Sumit Nagal , No3. Ramkumar Ramanathan , and No 4. SashiKumar Mukund scored contrasting wins to move into the pre quarterfinals of the singles event at the KPIT MSLTA Challenger a Challenger 80 series event at the MSLTA School of tennis courts at the Mhalunge Balewadi Sports Complex.India’s 20 year old Manish Sureshkumar already made it to the last sixteen ensuring 5 Indians will featrure in the Prequarterfinal matches tommorrow.

 

On a mixed day for Indian players where top four players won eight Indian Players including 10th seeded Saketh Myneni were ousted in the singles .

 

Fighting his personal loss top seeded Prajnesh Gunneswaran took just 49 minutes to demolish Chandril Sood ( 6-1,6-3 , Third seeded Sumit Nagal came back from 1-4 down in the second set to stop a fighting Aryan Goveas 6-3,7-6(5) in 1 hour 16 minutes. Sixth seeded Ramkumar Ramnathan hammered 8 aces on his way to a 6-3,6-4 win over Greek player Markos Kalovelonis . Eighth seeded Sasikumar Mukund set up the Indian quarter with a lop sided 6-2,6-3 win over Japanese Doubles Specialist Toshide. Matsui .

 

In other matches involving Indians Turkish Ergi Kirkin came back from a losing position to upset 10th seeded Saketh Myneni 3-6,7-5,6-4 in the longest match of the day . Saketh led 6-3, 4-2 before Kirkin made a comeback to take the second set and lead 3-0 in third. Saketh clawed his way back to get the scores level at 4-4 but couldn’t keep the momentum and went down.

 

Fifteenth Brydan Klein of Britian also came back from being down 2-4 in the third set to end the challenge of Siddarth Rawat winning 6-1,3-6,6-4 in a 2 hour 2 minute match. Rawat who was up a break could’nt capatilise on the lead and went down narrrowly

 

Wild card Dhruv Sunish gave a good account of himself taking thirteenth seeded Ivan Nedelko of Russia to the ropes , But the experienced 33 year old Nedelko ranked 617 places above the 19 year old Sunish prevailed 6-3,5-7,6-2 . Seventh seeded Roberto Ortega-Olmedo of Spain gave a lesson in tennis to young Anniruddha. Chandrasekar winning 6-3,6-2

 

Twelfth seeded Cem Ilkel of Turkey ended the lucky run of Alternate Kaza Vinayak Sharma winning 6-2,6-1. Fourteenth seed Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven ended the Challenge of qualifier Dalwinder Singh 6-3,6-1 in less than a hour

 

In one of the best matches of the day wildcard Aryan Goveas justified the wildcard awarded to him as he gave good account of himself pushing the fancied Sumit Nagal to a tiebreak in the second set having lost the first set 3-6 , Goveas rushed to a 4-1 lead , but inexperience showed as he fumbled to let Nagal come back to make the score 4-4 Nagal broke Goveas in the 9th game to go up 5-4, Goveas broke back Nagal immediately to level scores at 5-5, Hold of serves by players saw a tiebreak . At 3-3 in the tiebreak Goveas showed his sporting side awarding a ace to Nagal , which was called out , the momentum turned for Nagal who then snapped the set, Goveas lost the match but won the hearts of fair number of spectators who turned out for the match

 

 

Following are the Results ( 2nd Round)

 

[1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)bt Chandril Sood (IND) 6-1,6-3

[3] Sumit Nagal (IND) bt [WC] Aryan Goveas (IND) 6-3,7-6(5)

[4] Steven Diez (CAN) bt Yusuke Takahashi (JPN) 6-2,6-2

[6] Ramkumar . Ramanathan (IND) bt Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) 6-3,6-4

[7] Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (ESP) bt Anniruddha. Chandrasekar (IND) 6-3,6-2

[8] Sasikumar Mukund (IND) vs Toshide. Matsui (JPN) 6-2,6-3

[9] Duckhee Lee (KOR) bt Aziz. Dougaz (TUN) 6-3,6-4

Ergi. Kirkin (TUR) vs [10] Saketh. Myneni (IND) 3-6,7-5,6-4

[12] Cem Ilkel (TUR) bt [Alt] Vinayak. Kaza (IND) 6-2,6-1

[13] Ivan. Nedelko (RUS) vs [WC] Dhruv. Sunish (IND) 6-3,5-7,6-2

[14] Tim. Van Rijthoven (NED ) bt (Q] Dalwinder Singh (IND)

(15] Brydan. Klein (GBR) bt Siddarth Rawat (IND) 6-1,3-6,6-4

 

Men's

Doubles - First Round

[2] T. Matsui (JPN) / V. Vardhan (IND) d R. Noguchi (JPN) / Y. Takahashi (JPN) 63 63

[3] A. Kadhe (IND) / S. Myneni (IND) d D. Kalenichenko (UKR) / D. Pichler (AUT) 63 36 10-5

A. Chandrasekar (IND) / N. Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d S. Rawat (IND) / M. Sureshkumar (IND) 75 63

 

Pune girl Avanee Gosavi is ITF Bronze Badge Umpire.

Published : 18/Oct/2019

Avanee Gosavi of Pune successfully passed the Level 3 Bronze badge Officiating exams conducted by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in Tokyo Japan

 

Avanee will be the third Bronze Badge official from Maharashtra

 

This exam which is the last and final exam in Officiating which is held once a year. Numerous officials from all around the world apply for this exam, however the Selections of candidates to attend this exam is based on-court performances, as well as evaluations received from various tournament referees.

 

Gosavi who passed her White badge Chair umpiring exam in November 2016 in Kuwait, Has numerous hours on court as a Chair Umpire and also as a Line umpire in different events across the world ,

 

I am extremely grateful to my family, my mentors Mrs. Sheetal Iyer and Mr. Nitin Kannamwar who are also Gold Badge Referees as well as MSLTA for supporting me through this journey of officiating, said Gosavi after the results.

 

Avanee will be the 7th Bronze Badge Tennis official in India and the third Bronze Badge official from Maharashtra after Sreeram Gokhale and Ashay Shekatkar . Avanee is the the lone female Bronze badge Chair Umpire in India, with Ms Payal Jain being the former and the first. There are about 10 female Bronze Chair Umpires in Asia in total.

 

Currently India boasts of 2 gold badge referees , 2 silver badge referees ,7 bronze badge chair umpires , 11 white badge referees, 19 white badge chair officials , 1 silver badge chief of Officials and 2 white badge chief of officials ,2 white Badge Chief of Officials

 

Maharashtra has the Highest number of 17 Tennis officials in India with 2 Gold badge referees , 3 Bronze Badge Chair Officials , 6 White Badge Referees, 6 white Badge Officials , 1 white Badge Chief of Officials. 

 

PYC A Lift MSLTA All Maharashtra Inter Club Championships 2017-18

Published : 21/Aug/2019

Pune, March 26: PYC A edged out PYC C team by a solitary game to retain the MSLTA All Maharashtra Inter Club Championships organized by MSLTA in association with PYC Hindu Gymkhana and played at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana tennis courts In closely fought finals PYC A edged out PYC C 18-17. PYC C started on a winning note as their 90+ pair of Sunder Iyer & Amit Natekar scraped past Dr. Rajendra Sathe & Amit Latey 6-5(7-4); In the first open match Dhruv Meid and Varun Mangikar rallied past Rutuparna Kulkarni and Sarang Devi 6-1 to take the score to 12-6, however PYC A team members Abhishek Tamhane and Mihir Divekar scored a 6-3 win over Arjun Chitale & Sarang Pabalakar to reduce the deficit to 15-12 , in the crucial 110+ Doubles PYC A team of Himanshu Gosavi and Dr.Abhay Jamenis kept their nerves to register a 6-2 win over Satyamoorthy Ramaswami and Anup Minda and deny PYC C a shot at the trophy winning the match 18-17 . In the match for the 3rd & 4th Place Combined district team scored a 20-16 win over fancied Mumbai team CCI. In the 110+ Doubles Sheetal Bhosale & Dr.Dinesh Shingte (Kolhapur) won 6-3 against Brinda Dayal and Sagar Engineer 6-3; the Nasik pair of Kiran Kulkarni and Shrikant Kumawat served out Jayesh Sampat and Nikhil Sampat 6-1 to take a 12-4 lead in the 90+ Doubles Dr.Akram Khan and Vijay Meher of Aurangabad went down 3-6 to Vikram Sampat and Luv Kothari getting the score to 15-10. In the last Open Doubles Kolhapur pair of Nilesh Sawant and Mehul Kenia lost to Imran Yusuf and Prasad Pradhan 5-6(5-7) ensuring a win for the Combined District A team. The prizes were given away at the hands of PYC president Vijay Bhave, president of PMDTA Kishor Patil, Tournament director Sharad Kannamwar and MSLTA Hon secretary Sunder Iyer, The winners PYC A team got a winner’s purse of Rs 75,000/-, the runners up PYC C got Rs 50,000/- and the third placed team Combined District A got Rs 25000, Following are the results: Final Round: PYC A beat PYC C 18-17(110+ Doubles: Himanshu Gosavi & Dr.Abhay Jamenis bt Satyamoorthy Ramaswamy & Anup Minda 6-2; Open Doubles: Abhishek Tamhane & Mihir Divekar bt Arjun Chitale & Sarang Pabalkar 6-3; 90+ Doubles: Dr.Rajendra Sathe & Amit Latey lost to Sunder Iyer & Amit Natekar 6-5(7-4); Open Doubles: Rutu Kulkarni & Sarang Devi lost to Dhruv Meid & Varun Magikar 1-6); 3rd & 4th Place: District A beat CCI A 20-16(110+ Doubles: Sheetal Bhosale & Dr.Dinesh Shingte bt Brinda Dayal & Sagar Engineer 6-3 Open Doubles: Kiran Kulkarni & Shrikant Kumawat bt Jayesh Sampat & Nikhil Sampat 6-1 , 90+ Doubles: Dr. Akram Khan & Vijay Meher lost to Vikram Sampat & Luv Kothari 3-6; Open Doubles: Nilesh Sawant & Mehul Kenia lost to Imran Yusuf & Prasad Pradhan 5-6(5-7).

PMDTA Managing Committee For The Period 2017-2020

Published : 21/Aug/2019

Sitting from L to R. Kaustubh Shah - Treasurer, Abhishek Tamhane - Hon. Secretary, Sunder Iyer - Vice President, Kishor Patil - President and Prashant Sutar - Vice President Standing from L to R members of the Executive Committee Ashwin Girme, Sameer Bhambre, Hemant Bendrey, Sheetal Iyer, Mihir Divekar, Jt. Secretaries Himanshu Gosavi and Jayant Kadhe. Missing in the picture is Umesh Mane

MSLTA Yonex Sunrise BVG Trophy All India Ranking Talent Series(U12 & U14) Tennis Tournament

Published : 21/Aug/2019

Aitaretya Rao edged out Aditya Bhatewara 9-8(8-6) team nice into the second Round qualifying at the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise BVG Trophy All India Ranking Talent ( U12 & U14) Series tennis tournament under the auspices of AITA and MSLTA organized PMDTA at the MSLTA School of tennis, Balewadi Following are the results: First Qualifying Round: Boys under 14: Abhiram Kandat bt Aditya Pawar 9-3; Saunved Deshmane bt Atharva Birajdar 9-6; Raghav Amin bt Anish Ranjalkar 9-7; Aditya Talathi bt Soham Sawant 9-0; Ishan Degamwar bt Arin Mali 9-1; Ishan Nathan bt Daksha Jaliwala 9-1; Aryan Kotasthane bt Aditya Jahagirdar 9-0; Aitaretya Rao bt Aditya Bhatewara 9-8(8-6); Anmol Nagpure bt Yash Maskar 9-0; Shreyash Kumar bt Rishikesh Barve 9-2.

Little Champions Series For U/8 & U/10 Players

Published : 20/Aug/2019

PMDTA in association with Icon Group is proud to announce “Little Champions Series” U/8 and U/10 circuit. Icon Group will be the “Title Sponsor” for this circuit. The circuit will have 10 PMDTA ranking tournaments and a Master at the end of the year. The Master will be by invitation, for the top 8 players from each age group. The Master will attract a scholarship of Rs. 15,000/- for the winner, Rs. 10,000/- for the runners up Rs. 5,000/- for the 3rd position in each age group. The entry fees will Rs. 400/- per player per age group and it is mandatory for the organisers to provide umpires for each match. Supervisor, balls, certificates and trophies will be provided by PMDTA.

BIPL Rising Eagles Register Win At BVG India PMDTA Junior Tennis League

Published : 12/Aug/2019

BIPL Rising Eagles Outplayed Millenium AKTA Growling Tigers 44-38 in their league match at the BVG PMDTA Junior Tennis League organized by PMDTA and played at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis courts . Vaishnavi Singh,Abhay Nagarajan,Arnav Paparkar, Daksh Agarwal Mohini Ghule won their matches for the BIPL Rising Eagles, while Khushi Sharma,Prapti Patil Siddharth Marathe, Riya Bhosale ,Jui Kale, Arjun Kirrtane won their matches for AKTA Growling Tigers Following are the results League rounds : BIPL Rising Eagles bt Millenium AKTA Growling Tigers: 44-38(Singles: Girls under 10:Vaishnavi Singh bt Mrunal Shelke 4-1, Boys under 10:Abhay Nagarajan bt Samihan Deshmukh 4-1, Girls under 12:Aleena Shaikh lost to Prapti Patil 5-6, Boys under 12: Arnav Paparkar bt Sanay Sahani 6-0, Girls under 14: Mahi Shinde lost to Khushi Sharma 1-6, Boys under 14: Nishit Shahane lost to Siddharth Marathe 5-6,Girls under 16: Mohini Ghule lost to Riya Bhosale 2-6, Boys under 16:Daksh Agarwal bt Rohan Phule 6-1, Mixed Doubles Junior:Advik Natekar/Ria Washimkar lost to Jui Kale/ Arjun Kirrtane 5-6, Mixed Doubles: Daksh Agarwal/Mohini Ghule bt Riya Bhosale/ Omkar Agnihotri 6-5)

Chandni, Tejasvi , Rohan , Manas In Finals Of Ramesh Desai Memorial Under 12 Sub Junior Tennis Natio...

Published : 02/Aug/2019

Mumbai, May 18: Chandni Srinivasan of Gujarat caused the biggest upset of the day as she blanked top seeded Shruti Ahlawat of Haryana 6-0 ,6-1 to enter the girls singles finals of the 12th Ramesh Desai Memorial Sub junior Tennis Nationals for Boys and Girls under 12 being hosted by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) at the GA Ranade Tennis complex. In the finals the third seeded Chandni will take on sixth seeded Tejasvi Dabas of Delhi who trounced fifth seeded Soha Singh of Karnataka 6-0,6-3 Tenth seeded Rohan Agarwal of West Bengal upset third seeded Harsh Fogaat of Delhi 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 to make it to the Boys singles finals , he will now take on Fourth seeded Manas Dhamne of Maharashtra who stopped the winning run of state mate and sixth seed Cahir Warik(Mah)7-5, 6-0 and advance to the summit round . Following are the results: Semifinal Round: Girls under 12: Chandni Srinivasan(Guj)(3) bt Shruti Ahlawat(Har)(1)6-0, 6-1; Tejasvi Dabas(Del)(6) bt Soha Singh(Kar)(5) 6-0, 6-3; Boys under 12: Rohan Agarwal(WB)(10) bt Harsh Fogaat(Del)(3)7-5, 3-6, 6-4; Manas Dhamne(Mah)(4) bt Cahir Warik(Mah)(6) 7-5, 6-0; Doubles: Boys semifinal Harsh Fogaat/Rushil Khosla(1) bt Harsh Raghav/Debasis Sahoo(3)6-3, 6-2; Manas Dhamne/Pranav Rethin bt Rohan Agarwal/Vansh Nandal 6-2, 6-2; Girls: Shruti Ahlawat/Maliksha Kuramu(1) bt Samiksha Dabas/Tejasvi Dabas(5) 6-4, 6-1; Nirali Padniya/Saumya Ronde(4) bt Soha Singh/Chandni Srinivasan 6-2, 7-5;

PESB Roaring Lions Edge Out Toss PCTA Raging Bulls At BVG India PMDTA Junior Tennis League

Published : 11/Jul/2019

PESB Roaring Lions edged out Toss PCTA Raging Bulls by a solitary game , while TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs outplayed Pune Open Striking Jaguar by 15 games in their league matches at the BVG PMDTA Junior Tennis League organized by PMDTA and played at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis courts . PESB Roaring Lions won 39-38 against Toss PCTA Raging Bulls , while TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs outplayed Pune Open Striking Jaguar 48-33 In the league match Aaryan Sutar Jaishnav Shinde Aarya Patil Ruma Gaikaiwari and Ananmay Upadhye won their matches for the Roaring Lions team while Prisha Shinde , Shardul Khawale ,Koushikee Samantha , Sameeksha Shroff , Arjun Gohad, Seshwar Jhanjhote and Hrudaya Shah won their matches for the Raging Bulls In the second match Devanshree Prabhudesai , Sujay Deshmukh , Aditi Lakhe Vaishnavi Adkar , Yashraj DalviParth Devrukhkar , Aashi Chhajed , Prasad Ingle,Vaishnavi Adkar won their matches for the TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs ,while Amod Sabnis , Madhurima Sawant and Anargha Ganguly won their matches for Striking Jaguars Following are the results League rounds : PESB Roaring Lions bt Toss PCTA Raging Bulls 39-38(Singles: Girls under 10: Kavya Deshmukh lost to Prisha Shinde 1-4; Boys under 10: Aman Shah lost to Shardul Khawale 3(3)-4; Girls under 12: Shravani Deshmukh lost to Koushikee Samantha 4-6; Boys under 12: Aaryan Sutar bt Abhiram Nilakhe 6-2; Girls under 14: Sonal Patil lost to Sameeksha Shroff 2-6; Boys under 14: Jaishnav Shinde bt Shaurya Rade 6-2; Girls under 16: Aarya Patil bt Hrudaya Shah 6-2; Boys under 16: Siddharth Jadli lost to Arjun Gohad 0-6; Mixed Doubles Junior: Ruma Gaikaiwari/Ananmay Upadhye bt Aaryan Shaha/Harita Sankaraman 6-0; Mixed Doubles: Atharva Amrule/Aarya Patil lost to Seshwar Jhanjhote/Hrudaya Shah 5-6(5)); TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs bt Pune Open Striking Jaguar 48-33(Singles: Girls under 10: Devanshree Prabhudesai bt Dhruvi Adyanthaya 4-2; Boys under 10: Sujay Deshmukh bt Veeren Choudhari 4-2; Girls under 12: Aditi Lakhe bt Purva Bhujbal 6-4; Boys under 12: Piyush Jadhav lost to Amod Sabnis 1-6; Girls under 14: Shravani Khawale lost to Madhurima Sawant 5-6(10-12); Boys under 14: Sudhanshu Sawant lost to Anargha Ganguly 4-6; Girls under 16: Vaishnavi Adkar bt Mrunmayee Bhagwat 6-2; Boys under 16: Yashraj Dalvi bt Indrajeet Borade 6-3; Mixed Doubles Junior: Parth Devrukhkar/Aashi Chhajed bt Anya Jecob/Soham Sadavarte 6-2; Mixed Doubles: Prasad Ingle/Vaishnavi Adkar bt Namit Mishra/Mrunmayee Bhagwat 6-0).

TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs Emerge Champions At BVG India PMDTA Junior Tennis League

Published : 20/Jul/2019

Pune, September 8: TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs registered a 47-31 win over PESB Roaring Lions to win the fourth edition of the BVG PMDTA Junior Tennis League organized by PMDTA which concluded at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana Tennis Courts here TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs started with a a win in the Girls under 10 as Devanshree Prabhudesai blanked Kavya Deshmukh 4-0 in the Boys under 10 Archit Dhoot scored a 4-2 win over Aman Shah to give the tea a 8-2 lead however in the Girls under 12 event Aditi Lakhe lost to Roaring Tigers Asmi Adkar 1-6 which brought the lead down to 9-8 . Parth Deorukhkar out rallied Ananmay Upadhay 6-3 in the Boys under 12 to help the Cheetahs to go up 15-12 , their Girls under 14 player Vaishnavi Adkar outplayed Sonal Patil 6-0 to take their team lead to 21-12 The Lions tried to claw back as their Boys under 14 player Ishaan Godhbharlep scored a 6-3 win against Sudhanshu Sawant to help the Lions reduce the deficit to 24-18 , but the Cheetahs Girls under 16 Sneha Ranade edged past Aarya Patil 6-4 to make the score 30-22 , Boys under 16 player Yashraj Dalvi outserved Athrava Amrule 6-2 to take their team to a 36-24 lead , in the Mixed Doubles Cheetahs team of Shlok Gandhi and Shravani Khawale went down to Ruma Gaikaiwaree/Aaryan Sutar 5-6(2) to reduce the deficit , with the scores reading 41-29 the Mixed Doubles: pair of Yashraj Dalvi and Sneha Ranade out played the Lions pair of Aarya Patil and Atharva Amrule 6-2 to take their team to a 47-31 win and the title The winner team TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs were awarded a trophy and Rs.40,000/-, while runner up PESB Roaring Lions received trophy and Rs.25,000/-. The prizes were given away at the hands of PMDTA Vice President Mr. Prashant Sutar, Treasurer Mr. Kaustubh Shah, , Hon Secretary Mr Abhishek Tamhane and Jt. Secretary of the PMDTA, Mr.Jayant Kadhe In the All Maharashtra Finals to be played in Mumbai the winner of the Pune leg TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs will take on Go Sports Raging Bulls for the trophy Following are the results: Final Round: TECPSL Speeding Cheetahs bt PESB Roaring Lions 47-31(Singles: Girls under 10: Devanshree Prabhudesai bt Kavya Deshmukh 4-0; Boys under 10: Archit Dhoot bt Aman Shah 4-2; Girls under 12: Aditi Lakhe lost to Asmi Adkar 1-6; Boys under 12: Parth Deorukhkar bt Ananmay Upadhay 6-3; Girls under 14: Vaishnavi Adkar bt Sonal Patil 6-0; Boys under 14: Sudhanshu Sawant lost to Ishaan Godhbharle 3-6; Girls under 16: Sneha Ranade bt Aarya Patil 6-4; Boys under 16: Yashraj Dalvi bt Athrava Amrule 6-2; Mixed Doubles: Shlok Gandhi/Shravani Khawale lost to Ruma Gaikaiwaree/Aaryan Sutar 5-6(2); Mixed Doubles: Yashraj Dalvi/Sneha Ranade bt Aarya Patil/Atharva Amrule 6-2). Other prizes: Best players from each category Boys U-10 : Arnav Paparkar : Rising Eagles Girls U-10 : Siya Prasade : Striking Jaguars Boys U-12 : Amod Sabnis : Striking Jaguars Girls U-12 : Asmi Adkar : Roaring Lions Boys U-14 : Arjun Gohad : Raging Bulls Girls U-14 : Madhurima Sawant : Striking Jaguars Boys U-16 : Yashraj Dalvi : Speeding Cheetahs Girls U-16 : Hrudaya Shah : Raging Bulls Each player was given a cash prize of Rs. 3,000/- each