India beat Uzbekistan in world junior tennis

April 18th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the Asia-Oceania leg of World under-14 tennis championship at Shenzen, China. Top-seeded India will now take on China, who thrashed Chinese Taipei 3-0 in the other quarterfinal, for a berth in the World Group final to be held in August in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

In the first singles Thursday, Digvijay Singh Mehta beat Temur Ismailov 6-2, 6-1, while Ronit Bisht outplayed Abduvoris Sadmukhamedov 6-1, 6-0 in the second singles.

However, the Mehta and Ramkumar Ramanathan duo later lost the doubles encounter to Sanjar Fayziev and Sadmukhamedov 6-7(4), 2-6.

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