India paddlers Diya, Swastika affirm doubles medal at WTT Youth Star Contender

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File photograph of paddlers Swastika Ghosh (Left) and Diya Chitale.

Younger Indian paddlers Diya Chitale and Swastika Ghosh put up stable performances on the 2021 WTT Youth Star Contender Tunis as they confirmed a medal within the U-19 women doubles and in addition made their approach into the knockout stage within the singles class.

The Maharashtra duo Diya and Swastika, who obtained a bye within the opening spherical, registered convincing 11-5, 6-11, 11-9, 11-Eight victory towards the native favorite Fadwa Garci and Maram Zoghlami within the last-Eight match and secured no less than a bronze medal with an entry into the semi-finals. The Indian pair will now tackle Czech Republic’s Linda Zaderova and Croatia’s Hana Arapovic within the last-Four match.

Alternatively, the Mumbai paddlers Diya and Swastika additionally progressed into the U-19 singles last-16 stage after ending atop of their respective teams with an all-win document. The youth nationwide champion Diya was dominant throughout her similar Three-Zero victories towards Belarusian Darya Vasilenka (11-7, 11-7, 11-7), Linda Zaderova (11-Four, 10-12, 11-1, 11-Eight) and Algeria’s Narimene-Hind Siddeki (11-Three, 11-Four, 11-7) within the Group-VI whereas, the junior nationwide champion Swastika defeated Greece’s Malamatenia Papadimitriou and Portuguese Ines Matos Three-Zero (11-6, 11-6, 11-9) and Three-2 (Eight-11, 11-6, 11-5, Eight-11, 11-7) respectively within the Group-I matches.  

The on-going match is the primary worldwide youth occasion Indian gamers are collaborating in for the reason that coronavirus outbreak. Earlier within the boys’ occasion, Preyesh Raj Suresh bowed out within the U-15 singles quarter-finals whereas Payas Jain and Deepit Patil exited within the pre-quarters and group stage of U-19 class respectively.

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