Bhatia upsets fifth seed Kirrtane

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Bhatia  took nearly two hours to tame the experienced Kirrtane. In other close contest Ansu Kumar Bhuyan scraped past qualifier  Shaik Osama 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-1.

PUNE: Youngster Armaan Bhatia of Mumbai played some brilliant tennis to record his biggest win as he upset veteran fifth seed Nitten Kirrtane 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) to enter the second round of the MSLTA Hotel Ravine All India Ranking 2 lakhs mens and womens tennis tournament their tennis courts.

Bhatia  took nearly two hours to tame the experienced Kirrtane. In other close contest Ansu Kumar Bhuyan scraped past qualifier  Shaik Osama 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-1.

RESULTS: (First Round)
Men: 1-Faisal Qamar bt Ribhav Ravikiran 6-1, 6-2; Chinmay Pradhan bt Dhananjay Vikram 6-4, 6-3; Fardeen Qumar bt Rithvik Anand 6-2, 6-1; Armaan Bhatia bt 5-Nitten Kirrtane 7-5, 7-6 (7-4); Jayesh Pungaliya  bt Sai Saran Reddy 6-3, 6-2; Rohan Bhatia bt S.Ravi Shankar 7-5, 6-1; Alok Aradhya bt Naesar Jewoor 6-2, 7-5; 8-Anurag Nenwani bt Yeswanth Lognath 6-1, 6-0; Ansu Kumar Bhuyan(6) bt Shaik Osama 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-1; 3-Ishaque Eqbal bt Sagar Ahuja 6-3, 7-5.

Women: Neha Ghare bt Mahrukh Kokni 6-0, 6-3; Pragati Solankar bt Avani Mittal 6-1, 6-1.

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