Pune’s Nitture leads upset spree; Yadav beats Eqbal

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Local girl Akanksha Nitture upset third seeded Sara Yadav of Madhya Pradesh 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the women’s section and three seeds in the men’s section were  upset at the Poona Club Trophy Rs 3 Lakhs AITA Men’s and Women’s Open Tennis Championships being played at Poona Club tennis courts, Ladies Club and RCBC Tennis Courts on Tuesday.

Pune: Local girl Akanksha Nitture upset third seeded Sara Yadav of Madhya Pradesh 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the women’s section and three seeds in the men’s section were  upset at the Poona Club Trophy Rs 3 Lakhs AITA Men’s and Women’s Open Tennis Championships being played at Poona Club tennis courts, Ladies Club and RCBC Tennis Courts on Tuesday.

In the biggest upset of the day, state girl Akanksha Nitture upset third seeded Sara Yadav of Madhya Pradesh  1-6, 6-2, 6-2 while unseeded Sai Avanthika Revanur scalped seventh seeded Nidhi Chilumula of Telangana state  6-3, 6-2 to enter the quarterfinals. They were joined by Pune girl Tejasvi Kate who battled fast giant killer Arthi Muniyan of Tamil Nadu 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

In the men’s event, local boy Atharva Sharma edged out Denim Yadav  6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6(2) in the longest match of the day which lasted over two and a half hours.
 
Meanwhile Yash Yadav of Madhya Pradesh upset sixth seeded  Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal  3-6, 6-3, 6-0. 

In an all Maharashtra clash, Shahbaaz Khan upset seventh seeded Armaan Bhatia 6-3, 6-2 while in an all Rajasthan encounter Arpit Sharma got the better of eighth seeded player Faisal Qamar  6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to enter the second round of the singles category. 

Fourth seeded Jatin Dahiya of Delhi was lucky to get past a fighting Parikshit Somani of Assam before winning  6-4, (5) 6-7, 7-5 in another first round match. 

Results: (Main Draw): 
Men: Round 1: (1-Suraj Prabodh bt (Q)Kunal Vazirani (Mah) 6-2, 7-6(4); Tarun Chilakalapudi bt (Q) KS Dheeraj (TN) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Yash Yadav (MP) bt 6-Ishaque Eqbal (WB) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; 4-Jatin Dahiya (Del) bt Parikshit Somani (AS) 6-4, (5) 6-7, 7-5; (LL)Anvit Bendre (Mah) bt (Q)Gunjan Jadhav 6-2, 6-4; Shahbaaz Khan (Mah) bt 7-Armaan Bhatia (Mah) 6-3, 6-2; 5-Anurag Nenwani (Del) bt (LL) 3-Rohan Bhatia (Mah) 6-7, 6-4, 6-1; Atharva Sharma (Mah) bt 5-Denim Yadav 6-7, 6-4, 7-6(2); 3-Dhruv Sunish (Mah) bt Rishi Reddy (KA) 6-3, 6-4; (Q)Arpit Sharma (Raj) bt 8-Faisal Qamar (Raj) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Sahil Gaware (Mah) bt Ominder Baisoya (Har) 7-6(3), 6-1.

Women: Round 2:
1-Vaidehi Chaudari (Guj) bt Avika Sagwal (Del) 6-2, 6-1; 6-Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi (TS) bt (Q)Shreya Tatavarthy (AP) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3;  Akanksha Nitture (Mah) bt 3-Sara Yadav (MP) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2; Sai Avanthika Revanur bt 7-Nidhi Chilumula (TS) 6-3, 6-2; Tejasvi Kate (Mah) bt Arthi Muniyan (TN) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5;
4-Soha Sadiq bt (Q) Aaliya Ebrahim 6-2, 6-0.

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