Unseeded Ritik Rout caused upset by defeating second seed Jishnu Protim Das 8-6 in the pre-quarterfinal in the Boys’ Singles (under 14 years) in the 23rd India Club-Anup Lahoty Open Tennis Championship 2021 on Wednesday.
The event, organised by India Club Guwahati, a premier tennis playing club of the region, under the auspices of All Assam Tennis Association (AATA), got underway at the club courts in Guwahati on Wednesday.
The Championship is being organised for Boys’ and Girls’ Singles Under 14 and 18 years, Gentleman Singles and Senior Gentlemen’s Doubles (above 35, 45 and 55 years) categories respectively. Cash scholarship will be awarded from quarterfinal stage in the under 14 and 18 years categories only.
Earlier, the championship was inaugurated by Bijan Choudhori, President, India Club by hoisting the club flag.
Boys’ Singles (Under 14 years, First round): Samakh Sarma beat Jyoti Aditya Kakoti 7-3, Ramanuj Talukdar beat Malank Phukan 7-0, Rajdeep Hazarika (8) beat Fayaz Ahmed 7-0, Abhiraj Dutta (5) beat Hriman Ranjit Choudhury 7-0 and Naman Borah beat Arnab Kumar Bhuyan 7-1.
Samvit Bora beat Noam P. Das 7-1, Parthib Kalita (4) beat Kangan Pegu 7-0, Chandogya Pathak bt. Miran Khan 7-0, Ayan Bhuyan beat Aditya Narayan Bora 7-0, Yuvraj Barua (6) beat Shreyas Barua 7-1, Aditya Bikram Kaman (7) beat Ridhiman Bora 7-1, Subendu Parida Proteek Patra 7-0 and Ritik Rout beat Aaron Sarma 7-1.
Pre-quarter-final: Ved Aditya Kalita (1) beat Samak Sarma 8-0, Rajdeep Hazarika (8) beat Ramanuj Talukdar 8-7 (7-1), Abhiraj Dutta (5) beat Naman Bora 8-2, Parthiv Kalita (4) beat Sambhit Bora 8-0 and Riyan Kashyap (3) beat Chandogya Pathak 8-3.
Ritik Rout beat Jishnu Pratim Das (2) 8-6, Ayan Bhuyan beat Yuvraj Barua (6) 8-2 and Aditya Bikram Kaman beat Subendu Kalita 8-3.
Boys’ Singles (Under 18 years, First Round): Abhigyan Barua beat Samim Ali 7-3, Darshan Ranjit Goswami beat Miran Khan 7-2, Jonak Jyoti Dutta beat Yash Bhati 7-2, Ramanuj Talukdar beat Tanay Saikia 7-3, Rajdeep Hazarika beat Subendu Parida 7-0 and Vivek Mohan Swarigya beat Yuvraj Barua 7-4.
Second Round: Harshad Bora (1) beat Abhigyan Barua 8-2 and Anchit Gogoi (6) beat Darshan Ranjit Goswami 8-1.