Bhilare storms into quarters; Phadke’s run ends

Sagarika Phadke concedes match after sustaining injury; top three seeds progress without breaking sweat.

Written by Express News Service | Published:March 6, 2013 1:36 am

Sagarika Phadke concedes match after sustaining injury; top three seeds progress without breaking sweat.

Seventh seed Sagarika Phadke was the only seeded player to go down on a day the top three seeds had easy outings at the All India Women’s National Ranking Tennis Tournament at Deccan Gymkhana.

In the battle between two Maharashtra girls,unseeded Supriya Mallaya was leading 5-3 in the first set when seventh seed Phadke conceded the match due to injury.

Pune’s top seed Sayali Bhilare lost only three games in her pre-quarterfinal encounter against Tanasha Khandpur,while second seed Varunya Chandrashekhar was equally dominating throughout the match as she beat Prachi Naidu 6-0,6-2. Third seed Megha Sherawat dropped a game each in both sets as she got the better of Kirandeep Kotade.

Round one giant killer Shristi Daas’s tournament came to a rather abrupt end as Likitha Shetty brushed aside the Pune girl. Shetty,a Delhi native,had too much of firepower for Daas to handle,as she won the last-16 encounter 6-1,6-3. In the toughest doubles match of the day,Steffy Sangani-Ashima Garg edged out Sharmeen Rizvi-Nida Kamal 7-6 (3),3-6,10-7.

Results

Women’s singles second round: Sayali Bhilare beat Tanasha Khandpur 6-0,6-3; Jeni Patel beat Nida Kamal 6-2,7-6 (5); Likitha Shetty beat Shrishti Dass 6-1,6-3; Supriya Mallaya beat Sagarika Phadke 5-3 (conceded); Amala Amol Warrick beat Soumya Nagam 6-0,6-2; 3-Megha Sherawat beat Kirandeep Kotade 6-1,6-1; Shivika Burman beat Vaibhavi Trivedi 6-2,7-5; Varunya Chandrashekhar beat Prachi Naidu 6-0,6-2

Women’s doubles (first round): Preethi Ujjini-Vaibhavi Trivedi beat Shrishti Dass-Kirandeep Kotade 6-3,6-0; Nupur Umashankar-Uthara Venkatesh beat Avani Mittal-Simonelle D’souza 6-0,6-0;

Shraddha Dali-Supriya Mallaya beat Silky Sachdeva-Disha Agarwal 6-3,6-3; Steffy Sangani-Ashima Garg beat Sharmeen Rizvi-Nida Kamal 7-6 (3),3-6,10-7.

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