Dev Javia, Salsa Aher post easy victories in national junior tennis

Chennai, Aug 13:

Dev V Javia of Gujarat and Salsa Aher (Maharashtra), top-seeds in the boys and girls singles categories respectively, had it easy in the second round of the 27th adidas- MCC National Junior (under-18) clay court tennis championship here today.
Javia outplayed Delhi’s Chirag Gahlot 6-2 6-1, while Aher dropped only one game to Paavanii Paathak (Telangana) to reach the last 16.
In the boys event, second-seed Ajay Malik of Haryana, third-seed Kabir Hans (Odisha) and No.4 seed Krishan Hooda of Haryana moved into the pre-quarterfinals with straight set weins.
Akhilendran Indrabalan of Kerala reached the last 16 with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 win over Karnataka lad Aayush P Bhat.
In the girls event, third-seed Vanshika Choudhary of Uttar Pradesh got the better of Kundana Sri Bandaru of Tamil Nadu in straight sets (6-3, 6-4). (PTI)