Praneet, Kunal advance
Praneet Kudale beat state mate Karan Lalchandani 9-4 in the second qualifying round of the Poona Club Trophy Rs 3 Lakh AITA Men’s and Women’s Open Tennis Championship in progress at Poona Chub Tennis Courts on Sunday.
Pune: Praneet Kudale beat state mate Karan Lalchandani 9-4 in the second qualifying round of the Poona Club Trophy Rs 3 Lakh AITA Men’s and Women’s Open Tennis Championship in progress at Poona Chub Tennis Courts on Sunday.
In another match, third seeded Kunal Vazirani defeated Govind Mohan 9-1 in an all Maharashtra action. Meanwhile first seeded Suraj Pawar from Karnataka beat Shakuntal Pawar from Maharashtra with the score of 9-2. Later Rakshay Thakkar dominated as he defeated Parth Thakare 9-0.
In the womens event final qualifying round, 16th seeded Maharashtra girl, Bela Tamhankar upset second seeded Neha Ghare of Maharashtra 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to enter the main draw.
Women’s: Final Qualifying Round: 16-Bela Tamhankar (Mah) bt 2-Neha Ghare (Mah) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0; 3-Richa Chaugule (Mah) bt Pavitra Reddy (AP) 6-1, 6-4; 4-Ishwari Mehere (Mah) bt 12-Amrita Yadav (Del) 6-0, 6-3;
Komal Nagre (Mah) bt Vaidehi Katkar (Mah) 6-1, 6-2; 6-Nidhitra Rajmohan (TN) bt Hrudaya Shah (Mah) 6-4, 7-5; 10-Shreya Tatavarthy (AP) bt 7-Sharanya Shetty (Kar) 6-0, 6-1; 14-Sheetal Shetty (Kar) bt 8-Pragati Solankar (Mah) 6-4, 6-4.
Men’s: Second Qualifying Round: 1-Suraj Pawar (Kar) bt Shakuntal Pawar (Mah) 9-2; Rakshay Thakkar (Mah) bt Parth Thakare (Mah) 9-0; 11-Anvit Bendre (Mah) bt Sanjay Kumar (Mah) 9-2; 2-Arpit Sharma (Del) bt Sarang Wakpainjansaf (Mah) 9-2; Praneet Kudale (Mah) bt Karan Lalchandani (Mah) 9-4; Hemant Kumar (Del) bt Chinmay Bakshi (Guj) 9-8 (5); 3-Kunal Vazirani (Mah) bt Govind Mohan (Mah) 9-1.