Palha, Gupta advance further

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Pune: First seed Natasha Palha defeated Neha Ghare 6-2, 6-2 in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's category of the MSLTA Hotel Ravine All India Ranking Two Lacs Men's and Womens Tennis Tournament being played at the tennis courts of Ravine Hotel, Panchgani on Tuesday.

In another match, sixth seed Avishka Gupta defeated Shajiha Syeda 6-0, 6-1 while Nithyaraj Baburaj who is third seeded beat Vaishali Thakur with the score reading 6-0, 6-1.

Pune: First seed Natasha Palha defeated Neha Ghare 6-2, 6-2 in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's category of the MSLTA Hotel Ravine All India Ranking Two Lacs Men's and Womens Tennis Tournament being played at the tennis courts of Ravine Hotel, Panchgani on Tuesday.

In another match, sixth seed Avishka Gupta defeated Shajiha Syeda 6-0, 6-1 while Nithyaraj Baburaj who is third seeded beat Vaishali Thakur with the score reading 6-0, 6-1.

Meanwhile Salsa Aher scored an upset win as she got the better of fifth seeded Sai Dedeepya 6-3, 6-2 while second seed Humera Shaik beat Priyanka Rodricks 6-3, 6-1.

In the men's category, unseeded Sivadeep Kosaraju of Telangana upset sixth seeded Ansu Kumar Bhuyan of Odisha 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to advance further.

Another Maharashtra player, Kunal Vazirani and seventh seeded Vinod Sridhar of Tamil Nadu shared a set 6-3, 6-7(9) before Shridhar conceded. 

Results: Pre-quarterfinals: 
Singles: 
Womens: 1-Natasha Palha bt Neha Ghare 6-2, 6-2; 6-Avishka Gupta bt Shajiha Syeda 6-0, 6-1;
Anusha Kondaveeti bt Pragati Solankar 6-3, 7-6(3); 3-Nithyaraj Baburaj bt Vaishali Thakur 6-0, 6-1;
7-Saumya Vig bt Brinda Dayal 6-0, 6-0; 4-Yubrani Banerjee bt Swarda Parab 6-2, 6-4; Salsa Aher bt 5-Sai Dedeepya 6-3, 6-2; 2-Humera Shaik bt Priyanka Rodricks 6-3, 6-1.
Men: 1-Faisal Qamar bt Chinmay Pradhan 6-3, 6-1; Fardeen Qumar bt Armaan Bhatia 6-3, 6-3;
4-Jayesh Pungaliya bt Rohan Bhatia 6-4, 6-3; 8-Anurag Nenwani bt Alok Aradhya 6-3, 6-1;
Sivadeep Kosaraju bt 6-Ansu Kumar Bhuyan 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; 3-Ishaque Eqbal bt Rishi Reddy 7-5, 5-7, 3- conceded; 7-Kunal Vazirani bt Vinod Sridhar 6-3, 6-7(9) conceded; 2-Paramveer Bajwa bt Guhan Rajan 6-4, 6-3.

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