Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

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Not much success at all for our juniors at J300 in Kitching, Malyasia.

3 Indian boys- Rethin, Krish Tyagi and Kadhavel Mahaligam went to second round in boys singles. Than, 8th seed Rethin got upset in second round , Kadhavel too lost, 11th seed Kriish Tyagi went to third round but lost there to 6th seed.

In girls, Maaya made it to second round but lost tamely against 3rd seeded Japanese.

They will be at J200 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next week.
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The J200 in KL seem to have an even tougher field than this J300 though. around 6 top-100 player each in the two entry lists. One of the toughest J200s I have seen in Asia!

Hitesh and Penn Charusorn (THA) are in the doubles QF with 2 wins and an upset of the 7th seeds, and face 4th Rethin and Kriish... Maaya and Shihomi Li Xuan Leong (MAS) won 2 rounds with an upset of the 8th seeds to get to QF too. 7th seeds Krisha Mahendran and Maya Dutta (USA) are also in the QFs. So at least that is left at the Kuching J300. [Update: Rethin and Kriish beat Hitesh and Penn to reach the SF, which will be against the top seeds tomorrow]
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Arnav Paparkar, 3rd seed, is in the semis at the J60 in Doha - which also seems to have a slightly better field than normal J60s. The top 2 seeds got upset early.
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Arnav Paparkar lost in a close match 67 63 36 in the SF at J60 in Doha.

With 18 points. Arnav will move inside top 400 and just sneaks into India top 10 in ITF junior rankings.
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There wasn't a whole lot to report the last few weeks abroad for Indian juniors. Indians were there at the J300 in Kuching and J200 in Kuala Lumpur, and a J300 (Asian closed) in Thailand a coupe of weeks ago. Rethin, Kriish, Krisha, Maaya, Rishitha, Kandhavel, etc.

16 yr old Kandhavel Mahalingam qualified into the first two events with three qualifying rounds each, and won one round and 2 rounds in the main draws too, which was nice to see. He lost in the Q3 at the Asian championships in Nonthaburi.

Kriish, Rethin and Kriisha were top-16 seeds at these events. Rethin had a terrible time. Kriish went R3, SF, R3 and actually pulled ahead of Rethin as the Indian #1 just outside the top-100 rankings. 17 yr old Krisha (basically an American who is joining the Univ. of Southern California for tennis soon) also had an SF and picked up a few points to move back inside top-150 and push ahead of 14 yr old Maaya as India #1. Maaya got some illness or physical ailment, and could not get much done in that circuit.

Aditya Govilla, who is listed under India but is not based in India, has been going around playing here and there. Nothing much to report as anythin impressive lately from him.

Just leaving it here for the record :)
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Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

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A good run by #106 Rethin Senthilkumar in the qualies at the big Milan J500 this weekend. Unseeded, he upset the 11th seed Matisse Farzam (USA,89), 63 46 [10-7] yesterday, and then beat a good player Bruno Kokot (POL,173), 64 76(3) today to reach the final qualies against Mika Petkovic (GER,103) next.

Also to note, a young Indian American, 16 year old Ronit Karki (USA,136) has reached the Q3 at Milan.

Update: Rethin won his second match of the day, and made the main draw of a J500, which is excellent!!... He beat Mika Petkovic (GER,103), 75 46 [10-8]
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Rethin lost to Mees Rottgering (NED,25) 16 36 in first round. Ronit Karki lost Nathan Trouve (FRA,35) 06 57.

Still a good performance by both, top 30-40 players are still too far a step for them to conquer.
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#105 Rethin is the second seed at the J100 in Vernamo, Sweden, this week and has reached the semifinal with wins over a #660 Swedish, a #237 Austrian and a #188 Brazilian (5th seed). Plays the 4th seed Fumin Jiang (CHN,168) in the semifinal next. Rethin needs to win the event for it to help get him any ranking points in his best-6 total.
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Rethin beats 4th seed Fumin Jiang (CHN,168) 60 76(3) in the SF but lost in the final against Tudor Batin (ROM,230) who had also upset top seed in the SF.

So, he does not get any benefit from points earned. He is again in entry list of J100 in Poland next week.
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I guess we forgot to post here that the India #3 junior, 16 year old Rishitha Reddy Basireddy (IND,275), won the J60 in Pretoria, RSA, last week. She was the 2nd seed and beat the 5th seed, 3rd seed and top seed in straight sets to win the title. The 60 61 win in the final over the top seed Kaitlyn Leigh Ramduth (RSA,218) was impressive.

Rishitha is at another J60 in Pretoria this week and has started with a win, for 6 in a row there.
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^^^ Rishitha, seeded 3rd, beat the 5th seeded South African in the QF, but fell to the top seed Danielle Dai Chapman (RSSA,187), 46 64 62 today. That ended her winning streak at 8 matches.

16 yr old (2008 born) Arnav Paparkar (IND,382) is the top seed at the J60 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and has reached the SF.

16 yr old (2007 born) Sehaj Singh Pawar (IND,467) is the top seed at the J60 in Cholpan-Ata in Kyrgyzstan, and has reached the SF there too.

Also, last week, a 16 year old Indian boy, Shaurya Swarup, reached the final of the Kampala J30 in Uganda. He upset a 4th seeded American and has reached the SF at this week's Kampala J30 too, which is against the same Botswanan top seed who beat him in the final last week and has not dropped a set in 8 wins...
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16 yr old (2007 born) India #2 Rethin Senthilkumar (IND,107) is the 2nd seed this week at the J100 in Sobota, POL, and has reached the QF there.
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jayakris wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 1:48 am #105 Rethin is the second seed at the J100 in Vernamo, Sweden, this week and has reached the semifinal with wins over a #660 Swedish, a #237 Austrian and a #188 Brazilian (5th seed). Plays the 4th seed Fumin Jiang (CHN,168) in the semifinal next. Rethin needs to win the event for it to help get him any ranking points in his best-6 total.
Hmm, why play this tournaments if he will not get ranking points? Why not play higher level tournaments?

Is it because he wants to win a tournament before going to higher ranking tournament?
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^^^ No higher events to play, as the FO juniors is on, and he could not make the entry there... Same with Kriish at #103. He is playing a J100 next week, I believe. As long as they win 3 or 4 matches, and were not planning to train at an academy these weeks anyway, getting more match practice is worth it. Rethin has a played a lot (his dad seems to not have too much funds problem) - maybe a bit too much.
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16 yr old Rethin Senthilkumar (IND,107) won J100 title in Sobota, Poland beating 6th seed Kolos Kincses (HUN,175) 60 30.

With that title win Rethin add 40 points to his tally and moves up inside top 100 and is now #99 and is now India #1.
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