Nepal | August 19, 2019

Nepal U12 boys face defeat against India in South Asian Qualifier final

THT Online

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s junior (12 & under) tennis team (Boys) lost the finals against India in ITF Asian Team Championship South Asian Qualifier being held in Dhaka on Saturday.

Although Nepal has already secured a berth in the Asian Team Championship scheduled for August in Kazakhstan, third time in a row, they were forced to settle for the second place behind India today. The Nepali girls’ team missed the qualification after their loss to Sri Lanka in the Semis.

READ: Nepal U12 boys qualify for ITF Asian Team C’ship

In the boys’ singles competition against India, Nepal’s Pranav Manandhar lost 1-6,1-6, while and Aarav was defeated 3-6, 4-6 in straight sets. Both singles players played valiantly but could not pull through at critical points.

In the doubles section, the duo of Aarav Hada and Sakchyam B Shah were leading 3-2 but the match was disrupted by rain eventually to have the doubles match cancelled with the final match score 2-0 for India.

In the girls’ single category for the third position against Bangladesh, Prasamsa Moktan won 7-6 (4), while 6-2 while Eva Adhikari lost 2-6, 2-6. In the doubles, event girls won 6-1, 3-6, 10-7.

The boys’ team is all set for the preparation camp as soon as they return to Kathmandu on June 29th.

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