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U-18 ITF: India's Javia outguns Kazakh Galfinger to make finals

India, Dec. 6 -- PUNE The sun shone on the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts after two days of cloud cover, but the game was grey for Kazakhstan's Rostislav Galfinger as he bowed out of the semi-finals ag... Read More


India's Dev Javia eases into ITF u-18 semis with convincing win

India, Dec. 5 -- PUNE In a game of contrasting sets, the tournament's second seed, Dev Javia, registered a blowout in the first set and then went on to win the second in a tie-breaker, against Arnav P... Read More


Pune's Vaishnavi Adkar in amazing fightback to enter ITF u-18 semis

India, Dec. 5 -- PUNE After playing for two hours and ten minutes straight, in a thrilling match full of twists and turns, Pune's Vaishnavi Adkar got the better of Sandeepti Singh Rao in the quarter-f... Read More


ITF u-18 tennis: Top-seed Hanchaikul of Thailand rallies past India's Indrabalan into last 8

India, Dec. 4 -- PUNE A game of enthralling rallies saw tournament top-seed, Patorn Hanchaikul, cement his place in the quarter-finals of the MSLTA-ITF Junior Grade 3 U-18 tennis championship at the D... Read More


India's top seed Dev Javia firing on all cylinders

India, Dec. 3 -- PUNE India's top-seed in the junior category, and tournament's second seed, Dev Javia, got off to flying start in round one of the main draw at the MSLTA-ITF Junior Grade 3 U-18 Tenni... Read More


An American Punekar on tour: Missing school, top grades, winning in tennis

India, Dec. 3 -- PUNE Saina Deshpande earned a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 victory over Mumbai's Sudipta Kumar in round one of the main draw at the MSLTA-ITF Junior Grade 3 U-18 tennis championship at the De... Read More


ITF junior tennis: Russian top seed hands India's Parwani a thrashing in round one

India, Dec. 2 -- PUNE Unseeded Bhakti Parwani bowed out of the tournament after she was handed a straight-set defeat by tournament's top-seed Maria Sholokhova on day one of the main draw in the MSLTA-... Read More


Curry, rice, everything spice: Tennis' international saplings grit and grow in Pune

India, Dec. 2 -- PUNE At the Deccan Gymkhana tennis court seeds sown at the grassroots of international tennis are sprouting. One of these will grow into a billowing oak that will shade all else at th... Read More


Guru Teg Bahadur football: Game of Goal skipper-turned-keeper saves penalty to win title

India, Dec. 1 -- Former Pune FC winger and Game of Goal FC (GOG) skipper, Paresh Shivalkar, turned out to be the hero in the penalty shoot-out against CMS Falcon, in the final of the Guru Tegh Bahadur... Read More


Pune's Arora pockets two state snooker titles in one month; aims for nationals next

India, Dec. 1 -- Former six-red world number 3, Shivam Arora, extended his winning streak as he beat Mumbai's Abhishek Bajaj in the best of seven frames final of the state selections 15-red Snooker an... Read More