Mayanka Rana in action against Ira Rawat during a second round match of the Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament at the Satdobato Tennis Complex in Lalitpur on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Mayanka Rana has become the first Nepali female tennis player in Nepal’s tennis history to reach the quarterfinals of the ongoing Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament defeating Nepal’s Ira Rawat on Wednesday.
In girls’ singles, Rana beat Rawat 6-1, 6-2 to reach the last eight. Likewise, Japan’s Mio Kozaki saw off Mahika Rana 6-3, 6-1, India’s Hrudaya Shah overcame India’s Divya Vaani 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 and China’s Yiming Dang defeated Rutuja Chaphalkar of the United States of America (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (2).
Similarly, in other matches of the same category, India’s Prinkle Singh beat Japan’s Riko Kamikura 6-4, 6-2, while India’s Trisha Vinod secured berths in the next round on walk over rule.
Also, Hong Kong’s Chui Kei Leung defeated India’s Srinidhi Sirdhar 6-1, 6-2, while India’s Sanya Sing saw off India’s Archita Agrawal 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Likewise, in boys’ singles, a single standing Nepali player Pranav Khanal suffered a defeat against Japan’s Keiju Miyake 6-0, 6-0 and failed to make his way into the last eight round.
Also, India’s Naithaolin Calvin Golmei beat Hong Kong’s Hon Chun Lee 6-1, 6-3, China’s Wenmao Li saw off Thailand’s Guntitun Sootinun Opart 6-3, 6-4, and Japan’s Taisei Kageyama thumped India’s Krishan Hooda 6-4, 6-1 to made their way to the last eight.
In boys’ doubles, the pair of India’s Anurag Agrawal and Poland’s Michal Wargocki defeated India’s Tejasvi Mehra and India’s Aaryan Zaveri 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semifinals.
Also, the India pair of Golmei and Shashikant Rajput beat Nepal’s Pranav Khanal and Korea’s Jiho Lee 7-6 (3), 6-2, the pair of China’s Jingyuan Chen and Hong Kong’s Hon Chun Lee saw off India’s Prasanna Pravin Bagade and India’s Vansh Bhagtani 6-4, 6-4 and Japan’s Taiyo Hirano and Malaysia’s Jian Keong Takeshi koey thumped the Chinese pair of Wenmao Li and Yangxuan Li 6-2, 6-4.
Lastly, in girls’ doubles, the Rana siblings [Mayanka and Mahika] were defeated by the pair of China Taipei’s Skia Kung and Hong Kong’s Chui Kei Leung 6-0, 6-2 and were dumped out of the quarterfinal stage.
Similarly, in other matches of the same category, the Indian pair of Aspreet Kaur Bajwa and Prinkle Singh saw off the Nepali pair of Abhilasha Bista and Ira Rawat 6-1, 6-4, while China’s Yiming Dang and Japan’s Manami Ukita defeated the Indian pair Hrudaya Shah and Trisha Vinod 6-1, 6-0 to advance into the last four.