Oman tennis: Aayra in quarterfinals of ISC Junior Open
January 20, 2018 | 7:12 PM
by Times News Service
Aayra Malhotra

Muscat: Aayra Malhotra played with grit and determination to score an impressive victory to enter the quarterfinals of the under-10 singles at the ISC-Muscat Pharmacy Open Junior Tennis Tournament organized by the Indian Social Club (ISC).

In the second round, Aayra rallied from 1-3 down to score an impressive 6-4 victory over Thomas Rees.

Aayra broke Thomas in the fifth and seventh games to take the lead but Thomas bbroke back to level at four-all. Aayra broke again for the crucial 5-4 lead and served out the match.

Others entering the quarterfinals are Advait Kapil who defeated Riddhish Mane 6-0, Mahi Rohi was also impressive in his 6-0 demolition of Dhayashankar B and Aisha Al Busaidi who downed Arjun Suresh 6-0.

In the first round of the boys under-12 singles, Abhishek Deshpande blanked Prithvi Warrior 6-0, Shantanu Sriram was ruthless in his 6-0 win over Aarav Rama and Praneeth Raj defeated Sahthan TR with a fluent 6-0 victory to enter the last eight stage.

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