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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by VReddy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:43 pm

Rithvik Chowdhary has totally dominated the last 2 weeks in Kenya Grade IV. He won both the Singles, Doubles titles in both the week. He is 17 yr old and will be turning 18 soon. He will likely take the US College route but another talent for us to watch out for. Another talent from the unheralded CV Nagaraj's School of Power Tennis

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by sameerph » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:32 am

13 year old Rutuja Chaphalkar won the grade 5 title in Nepal this week on clay. This was her first ever ITF junior tournament. Interestingly, Rutuja is listed as from USA on the ITF site but she played Fenesta nationals in October and finished runner up in under 14 girls. She is also ranked #2 in the AITA under 14 rankings and is listed as from Maharashtra.

I was surprised to see USA against her name in ITF draw. Hope she plays for India as looks to be a really talented kid. Winning in your first ITF juniors circuit under 18 tournament when you are just 13 is noteworthy .

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by sameerph » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Vikash Singh won a double crown at a grade 4 in Barbados winning singles and doubles titles.

These are his singles results -

At C.O. Williams Barbados Junior International 2018 (Grade 4)

[R1] Vikash Singh (IND, 123) d Danlil Savelev (RUS, 903) 6-2 6-3
[R2] Vikash Singh (IND, 123) d Zidan Dottin(BAR, UNR) 6-0 6-0
[QF] Vikash Singh (IND, 123) d Alexandre Leblanc (CAN, 365) 6-1 6-2
[SF] Vikash Singh (IND, 123) d Daiki Yoshimura (JPN, 322) 6-3 6-2
[F] Vikash Singh (IND, 123) d William Woodall (USA, 85) 6-2 6-1

Vikash is now in his last year of juniors and considering that the talent he showed at Orange Bowl 2 years back, grade 4 title may not mean that great to him. But, the final win over the American top seed looks very good.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by sameerph » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:15 pm

Good performance by our juniors at grade 2 in Taiwan where Sacchit Sharma and Megh Bhargav Patel made it an all Indian final.

At Nan Ying Cup International Junior Championships 2018, Grade 2 (Clay)

[R1] Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND) [5] 5-7 6-3 6-4 Stefan STORCH (AUS)
[R1] Megh Bhargav PATEL (IND) [3] 6-1 6-0 Taiyo YAMANAKA (JPN

[R2] Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND) [5] 6-1 6-2 Yamato SUEOKA (JPN)
[R2] Megh Bhargav PATEL (IND) [3] 6-2 3-6 6-2 Jack PINNINGTON JONES (GBR)

[QF] Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND) [5] 7-5 6-7(3) 7-6(3) Shunsuke MITSUI (JPN) [4]
[QF] Megh Bhargav PATEL (IND) [3] 6-2 6-4 Fumiya YOSHINO (JPN)

[SF] Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND) [5] 7-6(5) 6-2 Arthur Craig PANTINO (PHI) [8]
[SF] Megh Bhargav PATEL (IND) [3] 6-1 7-5 Chang-Lin TSAI (TPE)

[F] (3) Megh Bhargav PATEL (IND,117) vs. (5) Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND,143)

It will be good title win to boost ranking for 18 year Megh Bhargav Patel and 17 year old Sachhit Sharma.

Rishab Sharda and Abhimany Venemreddy lost in first round of boys while in girls Shivani Amineni lost in second round and Akansha Bhan in QF.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by suresh » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:37 pm

Wow. This is a good result even though the top players must be in Europe at the moment.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by sameerph » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:20 am

And 17 year old Sacchit Sharma won the grade 2 title in Taiwan.

At Nan Ying Cup International Junior Championships 2018, Grade 2 (Clay)

[F] (5) Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND,143) d. (3) Megh Bhargav PATEL (IND,117) 26 64 64

With that tile, Sacchit Sharma moves up all the way close to 90 in the rankings and a couple of decent results can get into grand slam main draw if not this year at least next year.

18 year old Megh Bhargav Patel will also move up to similar range close to 90. But, he has only this year left in juniors. So, will need quickly to get another good performance to try to move into top 60 and go into US open juniors .

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by bujilover » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:42 pm

16 yo. Aryaan Bhatia (#1483) and 13 yo. Sanjana Sirimalla are in the SF and Finals of the Grade 5 ITF Juniors event in Sri Lanka, respectively.

More results (including other Indian players):

At ITF Junior Circuit - Week 1, Colombo - Grade 5 event

Boys R1

Jian Keong, Takeshi KOEY (MAS) [1] 6-1 6-1 Aditya KATTICAREN (IND)
Ishan SETHI (IND) 6-1 6-4 Luca Emanuel KNESE (GER)
Hithaesh PRAVEEN (IND) 6-4 6-0 Sunwoo KIM (KOR)
Arjun SRIRAM (USA) 6-1 3-0 Retired Tejasvi R MEHRA (IND) [6]
Sandeep VM (IND) [4] 6-3 6-2 NAN HSUN LIN (TPE)
Jasza SZAJRYCH (POL) 6-1 6-2 Subash PARAMASIVAM (IND)
Tanapatt NIRUNDORN (THA) [7] 6-3 6-4 Rudra KAPOOR (IND)
Uddayvir SINGH (IND) 6-3 2-0 Retired Matthew GARCIA (PHI) [5]
Hayden Khoo MENON (MAS) 7-6(5) 6-3 Aashutosh KULAKARNI PRACHET (IND)
Prasanna Pravin BAGADE (IND) [3] 6-7(4) 6-1 6-0 Thehan Sanjaya WIJEMANNE (SRI)
Boopathy SAKTHIVEL (IND) [8] 6-2 6-1 Hai Truong VO (VIE)
Kai Shiang YANG (TPE) 7-5 6-4 Rohan SRIVASTAVA (IND)
Aryaan BHATIA (IND) 6-1 6-2 Muhammad Nauman AFTAB (PAK)
Tim Thomas GAUNTLETT (HKG) [2] 6-3 6-1 Tarush BAGAI (IND)

2nd Round
Jian Keong, Takeshi KOEY (MAS) [1] 6-1 6-2 Ishan SETHI (IND)
Arjun SRIRAM (USA) 7-6(5) 6-4 Hithaesh PRAVEEN (IND)
Sandeep VM (IND) [4] 6-0 6-0 Kavisha RATNAYAKE (SRI)
Uddayvir SINGH (IND) 6-0 6-1 Hayden Khoo MENON (MAS)
Prasanna Pravin BAGADE (IND) [3] 6-4 7-6(4) Liu Hui RETALLICK (GBR)
Kai Shiang YANG (TPE) 6-4 6-2 Boopathy SAKTHIVEL (IND) [8]
Aryaan BHATIA (IND) 6-3 7-5 Tim Thomas GAUNTLETT (HKG) [2]

Quarterfinal
Arjun SRIRAM (USA) 6-2 6-2 Jian Keong, Takeshi KOEY (MAS) [1]
Jasza SZAJRYCH (POL) 6-2 7-5 Sandeep VM (IND) [4]
Uddayvir SINGH (IND) 7-5 6-4 Prasanna Pravin BAGADE (IND) [3]
Aryaan BHATIA (IND) 6-4 4-6 7-5 Kai Shiang YANG (TPE)

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by bujilover » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Girls
1st Round
Chui Kei LEUNG (HKG) [1] 6-2 6-4 Bipasha MEHN (IND)
Zijun JIANG (CHN) 6-0 6-1 Harivarshine MURUGESAN (IND)
Sanjana SIRIMALLA (IND) 6-4 5-7 6-4 Anika SENEVIRATNE (SRI,1089) [5]
Nikita SALKAR (IND) 6-4 6-0 Sie Ding CHAI (MAS)
Chavana Shree She MALLELA SREENATH (IND) 6-3 6-2 Moe KONNO (JPN)
Xiaoyan XUE (CHN) [6] 6-3 6-3 Snigdha S BARUAH (IND)
Qianyu LIU (CHN) 6-4 6-4 Chandrika JOSHI (IND) [8]
Yijia JIAO (CHN) 6-3 2-6 6-3 Tanvikhaa SARAVANAN (IND)
Akshaya SURESH (IND) 6-0 6-4 Yuna KADOWAKI (JPN)
Anjalika KURERA (SRI) 7-5 6-1 A YUVASREE (IND)
Jiaqi HUANG (CHN) [2] 4-6 6-3 6-0 Archita MAHALWAL (IND)

2nd Round
Sanjana SIRIMALLA (IND) 6-4 6-4 Yujia MA (CHN)
Yifan SUN (CHN) 6-0 6-1 Nikita SALKAR (IND)
Xiaoyan XUE (CHN) [6] 6-0 6-2 Chavana Shree She MALLELA SREENATH (IND)
Jessica Christa WIRAHADIPOERNOMO (INA) [7] 6-1 6-4 Akshaya SURESH (IND)

Quarterfinal
Sanjana SIRIMALLA (IND) 6-2 7-6(4) Chui Kei LEUNG (HKG,515) [1]

Semifinal
Sanjana SIRIMALLA (IND) 4-6 6-4 6-0 Yifan SUN (CHN)

Final
Sanjana SIRIMALLA (IND) versus Jiaqi HUANG (530)

Hope Sanjana wins that dream title at such a young age. :goodluck:

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by sameerph » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Both Aryan and Sanjana lost in final of that grade 5 in Sri Lanka.

[F] Jasza SZAJRYCH (POL) 6-2 6-1 Aryaan BHATIA (IND)

[F] Jiaqi HUANG (CHN) [2] 6-2 6-1 Sanjana SIRIMALLA (IND)

Still good run by 13 year old Sanjana in particular.

In another grade 5 tournament in Honduras, 15 year Amritlaxmi Shanmugam won the title.

[R1] Amritalakshmi SHANMUGAM (IND) 6-0 6-3 Valeria Sofia ZUNIGA VARELA (HON)
[QF] Amritalakshmi SHANMUGAM (IND) 6-1 6-1 Sofia SEGURA (ESA) [4]
[SF] Amritalakshmi SHANMUGAM (IND) 6-2 6-2 Cecilia ALCOBE GARIBAY (USA)
[F] Amritalakshmi SHANMUGAM (IND) 6-0 0-1 Retired Katherine TENG (USA) [3]

Strange to see an Indian girl going and playing in Honduras. She may be probably based in US.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by bujilover » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:16 pm

Mann Shah produced an excellent upset win against the tournament 2nd seed at a G2 event in Egypt this week.

AT Smash Academy ITF Junior Tournament, G2, EGYPT

R1 Simon Anthony IVANOV (BUL,51) [1] 3-6 6-3 6-2 Sacchitt SHARRMA (IND,123)

R1 Mann SHAH (IND,153) 6-4 3-6 6-2 Shintaro MOCHIZUKI (JPN,166)
R2 Mann SHAH (IND,153) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 Gauthier ONCLIN (BEL,49) [2]
QF Mann SHAH (IND,153) vs Nicholas David IONEL (ROU,181)

Mann (17yo) has 6 ITF Junior titles to his name (albeit lower level ones), but the thing that disturbs me is that he has never played one Pro circuit tournament yet.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by sameerph » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:41 am

That is a really good win over a top 50 players. Not seen any Indian junior pulling off even a top 50 win these days. So, this is good. Hope he continues to do well.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by bujilover » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:14 pm

Mann lost :-(

QF Mann SHAH (IND,153) 7-6 1-6 1-6 Nicholas David IONEL (ROU,181)

Still a good week and someone should encourage him to start picking up some Pro ranking points.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by ornatebrute » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:05 am

Probably was a little tired playing 3 continuous 3 setters. His QF opponent had received a WO in R2.

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by bujilover » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:43 pm

Maybe this is too early or not too important or maybe it is, but 14-year-old Denim Yadav, currently ranked #751 in the junior circuit is the 2nd highest ranked junior for those born in the year 2004. Denim has not won a title yet but has had a couple of SF runs in G4/G5 tournaments this year.

More: Denim

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

Post by PKBasu » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:08 am

Thanks for this, Dinesh. Denim Yadav is clearly someone we should be paying a lot of attention to.

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