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Bharath and Ranjeet register hard-fought victories

June 12, 2018 10:41 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: CLTA trainee Ranjeet Singh of CLTA won from Ankit Chopra in 3 setter marathon match 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in the men's singles first round match in the Rs 1 lakh CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championships at the Sector 10 Government Tennis Stadium here today.
CLTA trainee Calvin Golmei moved into pre-quarterfinals after defeating Yugank Bhardwaj of Haryana in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
Qualifier Eklavya Singh defeated Raghav Jaisinghani in a closed match 7-6(6), 7-5. In another first round fixture, qualifier Bharath Nishok Kumaran of Tamil Nadu beat another qualifier Lakshya Gupta ofUttar Pradesh 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Top seed Ishaque Eqbal defeated Sanket Tomar of Delhi 6-1, 6-4.
In the women’s singles main draw Prinkle Singh and Kaavya Sawhney of CLTA advanced into pre-quarterfinals. In the 1st round women’s singles Prinkle upset 6th seed Seerat Kaur Pannu in easy match 6-2, 6-2. Kaavya Sawhney blanked Sonashe Bhatnagar 6-0, 6-0. Top seed Nithyaraj Baburaj of Tamilnadu defeated qualifier Simran Pritam 6-1, 6-2. Qualifier Vanshika Choudhary of UP upset 3rd seed Yubrani Banerjee in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(5). Bhuvana Kalva, Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa, Saumya Vig and Himaanshika also moved into Pre-Quarterfinals.
Results:
Men’s singles (1st round ): Ishaque Eqbal (WB) [1] bt. Sanket Tomar (DL) 6-1, 6-4, Rishabh Dev Raman (TN) bt. Yash Yadav (MP) 6-1, 6-2 , Arghya Das (WB) bt, Chinmay Bakshi (DL) 6-1, 6-1, Gautam Anand (UP) [Q] bt. Amit Bzad (HR) [7] 6-0, 6-3, Jaydeep Singh Chudasama (GJ) [4] bt. Aakash Nandwal (MP) [Q] 6-2, 6-1, Eklavya Singh (JH) [Q] bt. Raghav Jaisinghani (MP) 7-6(6), 7-5, Vipul Mehta (DL) bt. Ominder Baisoya (HR) 6-3, 6-4, Udayan Bhakar (GJ) [6] bt. Maulin Aghara (GJ) 6-3, 6-4, Yuvraj Singh (HR) [5] bt. Sultan Singh Atwal (PB) 6-4, 6-3, Ranjeet Singh (CH) [Q] bt. Ankit Chopra (PB) 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-1, Calvin Golmei (CH) bt. Yugank Bhardwaj (HR) [Q] 6-2, 6-4, Digvijay Singh Mehta (HP) [3] bt. Rhythm Malhotra (DL) 6-3, 6-3, Sunil Malik (HR) [8] bt. Gaurav Gulia (HR) 6-3, 6-0, Fardeen Qumar (RJ) bt. Vaibhav Kundu (HR) 6-3, 7-6(3), Bharath Nishok Kumaran (TN) [Q] bt. Lakshya Gupta (UP) [Q] 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, Ajay Malik (HR) [2] bt. Anuj Malik (HR) 6-4, 6-4.
Women’s singles (1st round): Nithya Raj Babu Raj (TN) [1] bt. Simran Pritam (PB) [Q] 6-1, 6-2, Kaavya Sawhney (UP) bt. Sonashe Bhatnagar (KA) [Q] 6-0, 6-0, Bhuvana Kalva (TS) bt. Muskan Gupta (DL) [Q] 6-2, 6-1, Aarthi Munyani (TN) [6] bt. Nisha Rani (HR) 6-3, 6-1, Vanshika Choudhary (UP) [Q] bt. Yubrani Banerjee (WB) [3] 6-4, 7-6(5), Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa (PB) bt. Abhilasha Mehra (DL) 1-6, 7-6(0), 6-4, Saumya Vij (GJ) bt. Deepshikha Saw (GJ) 6-1, 6-0, Shrithti Daas (MH) [8] bt. Manali Srivastava (UP) 6-1, 6-3, Prinkle Singh (J&K) bt. Seerat Kaur Pannu [5] 6-2, 6-2, Sarah Dev (PB) [Q} bt. Himani Mor (HR) 6-1, 6-0, Himaanshika (CH) bt. Nikita Bishnoi (CH) 7-6(6), 6-2, Dakshata Patel (MH) [4] bt. Priyanka Jakhar (HR) 6-0, 6-2, Sara Yadav (MP) bt. Avishka Gupta (JH) [3] 6-1, 6-3, Pooja Ingale (MH) bt. Shamita Yadav (CH) [Q] 7-5, 6-4, Adrija Biswas (WB) bt. Anupreet Bedi (DL) 6-1, 6-1, Sharannya Vijay Gaware (MH) [Q] bt. Shweta Chandra Rana (DL) [2] 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

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