South Asia Regional Qualifying tennis tournaments

Subhangee Laxmi Shah of Nepal returns to Hasali Gajba of Sri Lanka in girl's singles round robin match during their South Asia Regional Qualifying tennis tournaments at Tennis Complex, Satdobato in Lalitpur on Tuesday. Photo: THT
Lalitpur, April 24 Nepali girls’ team defeated Sri Lanka, while boys’ team produced mixed results in the South Asia Regional Qualifying event for ITF Asian U-12 and Team Championship here at the Satdobato Tennis Complex today. The girls’ team, who lost to India 3-0 on Monday, defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 and kept the final hopes alive. In singles events, Azaa Regmi earned a double bagel against Ruvi Rajakaruna Lewkebandara, while Subhangee Laxmi Shah saw off Hasali Gajaba 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. In doubles section, Shah teamed up with Aisha Dolker Gurung and the duo earned a double bagel against the pair of Hasali Gajaba and Nelini Methasa Jayasuriya. In another match, India thrashed Bhutan 3-0 for their second consecutive victory. In boys’ section, Nepal faced a 2-1 defeat against India but bounced back to beat Sri Lanka 3-0. Aki Zuben Rawat defeated Sri Lanka’s Lisal Goonettlleke 6-3, 6-4 and Aarav Samrat Hada earned a double bagel against Vichinthya Nilaweera in singles matches. Hada and Rawat then beat the pair of Thilina Dissanayake and Vichinthya Nilaweera 6-3, 6-0. Earlier, India’s Harsh Fogaat beat Rawat 6-2, 6-2 and Vansh Nandal saw off Hada 6-2, 6-3 in singles events. However, Rawat and Hada won doubles match against the pair of Rushil Khosla and Vansh Nandal 3-6, 6-4 (11-9). In other matches, India thrashed Pakistan 3-0 and Sri Lanka saw off Bhutan by the same scoreline.