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Hardeep Singh Sandhu and Salsa Aher score upset wins

BALBIR SINGH | June 18, 2019 02:00 PM

CHANDIGARH: Former Davis Cupper and second seed of the tournament V M Ranjeet from Tamil Nadu moved into second round of men’s singles of the Rs 2 lakh CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

 Ranjeet defeated Calvin Golmei in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in the first round. V M Ranjeet won the first set without getting much pressure. In the second set both players played high quality tennis, finally V M Ranjeet used his experience and closed the set and match 6-4.

Third seed seed former men’s National champion Dalwinder Singh of Punjab defeated Megh Bhargav Patel of Gujrat in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Hardeep Singh Sandhu of Punjab caused a mild upset by defeating eighth seed  Macherla Theertha Shashank (TS) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2  Mohit Mayur, Udayan Bhakar and Neeraj Yashpaul also advanced into next round.

In the women’s singles first round qualifier Salsa Aher upset second seed of the tournament Vanshika Chaudhary 6-2, 6-1. Salsa played in a top form and dominant throughout the match and won the match easily in straight sets. Top seed Yubrani Banerjee defeated Rutvi Choudhary in a one sided match 6-1, 6-1.

 Former women’s National champion sixth seed Prerna Bhambri of Delhi defeated Ritu Ohlyan in straight sets. Prerna won the first set without conceding a single game 6-0. In the second set Prerna maintained her momentum and took the set and match 6-1. Sarah Dev, Sarvya Shivani, Avika Sangwal and Renne Singla also moved into pre-quarterfinals in women’s singles.    

Results:

 Men’s singles (1st round):  Mohit Mayur (TN) [1] bt. Sanket Tomar (DL) 6-4, 6--4,  Udayan Bhakar (GJ) bt. Raghav Jaisinghani (MP) [Q] 6-2, 6-3, Garry Tokas (DL) bt. Oges Theyjo J (TN) 6-4, 7-6(7),  Neeraj Yashpaul (CH) [6] bt. Mohit Bondre (GJ) [Q] 6-1, 6-2,  Suraj Prabodh (KA) [4] (Q) bt. Drona Walia (UK) 6-3, 6-1,   L R Balaji (TN) bt. Abhimanyu Vannemreddy (KA) [Q] 7-6(3), 7-5,  Atharva Sharma (MH) bt. Pranash Babu (TN) 6-1, 6-4,   Hardeep Singh Sandhu (PB) bt. Macherla Theertha Shashank (TS) [8] 2-6, 6-2, 6-2,  Jagmeet Singh (HR) [5] bt. Kartik Sharma (DL) (Q) 6-1, 6-3, Shubham Malhotra (DL) bt. Deepender Singh Bains (CH) 6-0, 6-0, Ganta Sai Karteek Reddy (TS) [Q] bt. Digvijay Singh Mehta (HP) 7-5, 6-3, Dalwinder Singh (PB) [3] (Q) bt. Megh Bhargav patel (GJ) [Q] 6-2, 6-3,  Karan Singh (HR) [7] bt. Mohit Bhardwaj (DL) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, Puru Upadhyay (GJ) bt. Alok Aradhya (KA) 6-4, 6-2, Kavin Masilamani (TN) bt. Aaryan Pandit (HR) 6-4, 6-4,  V M Ranjeet (TN) [2] bt. Calvin Golmei (CH) 6-2, 6-4.

 Women’s singles (Ist round):  Yubrani Banerjee (WB) [1] bt. Rutvi Chaudhari (GJ) 6-1, 6-1,  Vutukuru Lakshmi Sahithi Reddy (AP) [Q] bt. Arthi Muniyan (TN) 6-2, 6-2,  Sarah Dev (PB) [Q] bt. Kaavya Sawhney (UP) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3,  Prerna Bhambri (DL) [6] bt. Ritu Ohlyan (HR) 6-0, 6-1, Sravya Shivani C (TS) [4] bt. Bela Sandeep Tamhankar (MH) [Q] 6-1, 6-4, Akanksha Dileepkumar Nitture (MH) bt. Kaavya Balasubramanian (TN) [Q] 6-4, 6-2, Shilpi Swarupa Das (OD) bt. Priyanka Rodricks (MH) 6-3, 6-4, Avika Sagwal (DL) [7] bt. Seerat Kaur Pannu (PB) 6-2, 6-1,  Renne Singhla (HR) [5] bt. Prinkle Singh (J&K) [Q] 6-0, 6-2, Rashi Malviya (MP) bt. Harleen Kaur (PB) 6-0, 6-2, Anaam Almas (OD) bt. Neha Ghare (MH) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0, Kashish Bhatia (DL) [3] bt. Kiran Kalkal (DL) 6-2, 6-2,  Bhargavi Kalaga (OD) [Q] bt. Himaanshika Singh (CH) [8] 6-0, 6-1, Rutuparna Choudhaury (OD) bt. Adrija Biswas (WB) 6-2, 6-1, Ayushi Singh (BH) [Q] bt. Harshita Chugh (HR) 6-3, 6-3, Salsa Aher (MH) [Q] bt. Vanshika Chaudhary (UP) [2] 6-2, 6-1.

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