Rising Indian talents Diya Chitale and Swastika Ghosh finished runner-up to Russians Natalia Malinina and Elizabet Abraamian in the WTT Youth Star Contender in Tunis (Tunisia) on Sunday.
The girls exceeded expectations in under-19 singles, too. They reached the semifinals and lost in five sets.
The results (involving Indians):
Girls u-19 (semifinals): Vlada Voronina (Rus) bt Diya Chitale 11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7; Ece Harac (Tur) bt Swastika Ghosh 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6 (quarterfinals): Diya bt Vera Volkava (Blr) 11-9, 11-8, 11-9; Swastika bt Natalia Malinina 12-10, 11-5, 6-11. 11-8
Doubles: Final: Natalia Malinina & Elizabet Abraamian (Rus) bt Diya Chitale & Swastika Ghosh 11-3, 11-7, 11-6. Semifinals: Diya & Swatika bt Lina Zaderova (Cze) & Hana Arapovic (Cro) 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9.
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