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Calvin Golmei upsets third seed Digvijay Mehta

June 13, 2018 11:59 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: CLTA trainee Calvin Golmei of CLTA caused a mild upset by shocking third seed Digvijay Singh Mehta in one sided men's singles pre-quarter-final match by 6-1, 6-2 in the Rs 1 lakh Prize Money CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Tournament at the Sector 10 Government Tennis Stadium here today.
Top seed and CLTA trainee Ishaque Eqbal from West Bengal after going down in the first set in tie-breaker, rallied to prevail over unseeded Rishabh Dev Raman of Tamil Nadu by 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2 to move into quarter-finals.
Second seed Ajay Malik defated qualifier Bharat Nishok 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Sunil Malik, Yuvraj Singh, Jaideep Chudasama, Vipul Mehta and Arghya Das advanced into men’s singles quarterfinals.
In the women’s singles pre-quarterfinals match qualifier Sarah Dev of Punjab got the better of CLTA trainee from Jammu and Kashmir Prinkle Singh in three-setter 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.
Top seed Nithyaraj Baburaj defeated Kaavya Sawhney 6-4, 6-3. Bhuvana Kulva upset 6th seed Aarthi Muniyani 6-4, 6-2. In another match, Saumya Vig of Gujarat stunned eighth seed from Maharashtra, Shrithti Daas, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2,
Results:
Men’s singles (pre-quarter-finals): Ishaque Eqbal (WB) [1] bt. Rishabh Dev Raman (TN) 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2, Arghya Das (WB) bt Gautam Anand (UP) [Q] 6-3, 7-5, Jaydeep Singh Chudasama (GJ) [4] bt. Eklavya Singh (JH) [Q] 6-1, 6-3, Vipul Mehta (DL) bt. Udayan Bhakar (GJ) [6] 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-1, Yuvraj Singh (HR) [5] bt. Ranjeet Singh (CH) [Q] 7-6(2), 6-2, Calvin Golmei (CH) bt. Digvijay Singh Mehta (HP) [3] 6-1, 6-2, Sunil Malik (HR) [8] bt. Fardeen Qumar (RJ) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, Ajay Malik (HR) [2] bt. Bharath Nishok Kumaran (TN) [Q] 6-2, 6-3.
Women’s singles (pre-quarter-finals): Nithya Raj Babu Raj (TN) [1] bt. Kaavya Sawhney (UP) 6-4, 6-3, Bhuvana Kalva (TS) bt. Aarthi Munyani (TN) [6] 6-4, 6-2, Vanshika Choudhary (UP) [Q] bt. Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa (PB) 6-3, 6-4, Saumya Vig (GJ) bt. Shrithti Daas (MH) [8] 6-1, 1-6, 6-2, Sarah Dev (PB) [Q} bt. Prinkle Singh (J&K) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, Dakshata Patel (MH) [4] bt Himaanshika (CH) 6-2, 6-4, Sara Yadav (MP) bt. Pooja Ingale (MH) 6-2, 7-5, Sharannya Vijay Gaware (MH) [Q] bt. Adrija Biswas (WB) 6-0, 6-0.

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