Print Edition - 2018-02-15 | Sports
Mayanka makes it to quarters
- junior u-18 circuit 2 tennis
Feb 15, 2018-
Mayanka Rana remained the last player to carry the Nepali flag in the Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Circuit 2 Tournament after advancing to the girls singles quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Mayanka beat her compatriot Ira Mebernissa Rawat 6-1, 6-2 in their second round clash. Her twin sister Mahika lost to Mio Kozaki of Japan 6-3, 6-1 in another girls’ singles match. Others to make it to the girls’ singles quarter-finals include Yiming Dan of China, Chui Kei Leung of Hong Kong and Indians Hruday Shah, Prinkle Singh, Trisha Vinod and Sanya Sing.
Another Nepali player Pranav Khanal suffered a double bagel defeat against Keiju Miyake of Japan in the boys’ singles pre-quarter-final match. Joining Miyake in the quarter-finals were his teammates Daisuke Inagawa and Taisei Kageyama, India’s Aaryan Zaveri and Naithaolin Calvin Golmei, Korea’s Jiho Lee, China’s Wenmao Li and Malaysia’s Jian Keong Takeshi Koey.
None of the Nepali players passed the second round hurdles in the doubles. Khanal teamed up with Korean Jiho Lee but lost 7-6 (3), 6-2 to Indian pair Golmei and Shashikant Rajput. Joining them in the boys’ doubles semi-finals were the pair of India;s Anurag Agarwal and Michal Wargocki of Poland, Jingyuan Chen of China and Jong Chun Lee of Hong Kong, and Taiyo Hirano of Japan and Koey of Malaysia.
Two Nepali pair were in hunt for the girls’ doubles semi-finals but both crashed out. Mahika and Mayanka lost 6-0, 6-2 to Skia Kung of Taipei and Chui Kei Leung of Hong Kong, while Abhilasha Bista and Ira Rawat went down 6-1, 6-4 to Prinkle Singh and Aspreet Kaur Bajwa of India. Yiming Dang of China and Manami Ukita of Japan also advanced to the girls’ doubles semi-finals.
Published: 15-02-2018 10:11