Rutuja sets up final against Mahak

Sports Reporter
Saturday, 10 June 2017

Pune: Wilcard Rutuja Bhosale will take on sixteen-year-old Mahak Jain in the singles final of the $15000 Endurance Aurangabad Open Women ITF Championships at the EMMTC tennis courts, Divisional Sports Complex Garkheda in Aurangabad on Saturday.

Bhosale has also lined herself for a double crown after reaching the doubles finals in tandem with Kanika Vaidya.

Pune: Wilcard Rutuja Bhosale will take on sixteen-year-old Mahak Jain in the singles final of the $15000 Endurance Aurangabad Open Women ITF Championships at the EMMTC tennis courts, Divisional Sports Complex Garkheda in Aurangabad on Saturday.

Bhosale has also lined herself for a double crown after reaching the doubles finals in tandem with Kanika Vaidya.

On Friday, Bhosale, who is playing her first professional event after her return from playing for Texas A&M in the US College tennis, made most of the opportunity given by the organisers to stop the winning run of left handed Ramya Natrajan 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in 1 hour 28 minutes.

Then, sixteen-year-old Mahak Jain displayed maturity during her 6-4, 6-3 win against fifth seed Nidhi Chilumula in 1 hour 21 minutes.

In the semi-finals between Jain and Chilumula, both  players traded breaks once before Jain hit three winners to break Chilumula in the 10th game and take the set 6-4.

Jain rallied consistently from the baseline mixing her shots and using the drop effectively to secure breaks in the 2nd and 6th game and win the set 6-3.

Bhosale also made it to the doubles finals partnering Kanika Vaidya. In the semi-finals, the Indian pair accounted for Manisha Foster of Great Britain and Alexandra Walters of Australia 6-1, 6-3.

In the title clash, Bhosale and Vaidya will take on Pranjala Yadlapalli and Xiaoxi Zhao of China,  who upset top seeds Snehadevi Reddy and Rishika Sunkara  7-5, 6-3.  

Results:
Semifinals
wc-Rutuja Bhosale bt Ramya Natarajan 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); Mahak Jain bt 5-Nidhi Chilumula 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: Pranjala Yadlapalli and Xiaoxi Zhao (Chn) bt Snehadevi Reddy and Rishika Sunkara 7-5, 6-3  
Rutuja Bhosale and Kanika Vaidya  bt Manisha Foster (Gbr) and Alexandra Walters (Aus) 6-1, 6-3.

 

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