Sagarika rolls over third seed in Grasscourt tennis

Sagarika Phadke of Maharashtra created a stir by ousting the third seed and defending champion Asha Nandakumar of Karnataka in 6-4,6-4 in the Central Excise AITA Open Grasscourt Tennis Championship 2009...

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 18, 2009 2:51:16 am

Sagarika Phadke of Maharashtra created a stir by ousting the third seed and defending champion Asha Nandakumar of Karnataka in 6-4,6-4 in the Central Excise AITA Open Grasscourt Tennis Championship 2009 being played at the Central Excise Athletic Club and Dalhousie Athletic Club here.

Tamil Nadu’s Shahin Ansari toppled the seventh seeded Anushree Thammanna of Karnataka 6-2,3-6,6-4. Locals top seed Shivika Burman,second seed Treta Bhattacharyya and Shruti Dhawan Sharma qualified for the quarter-finals. Shivika defeated D Harshini Reddy of Karnataka 6-0,6-1,Treta beat Karnataka’s Mysore Sreekantiah Shivani 6-2,6-0 and Shruti blanked Tabasum Oomer of Tamil Nadu 6-0,6-0.

 Today’s results: Women’s singles first round: Sagarika Phadke (Mah) (44) beat Kumari Omlata Rai (UP) (55) 6-2,6-4; Arundhuti Basu (LL) (WB) beat Richa Valechha (WC) (WB) (65) 1-6,6-3,6-4; Mysore Sreekantiah Shivani (Kar) (44) beat Durgesh Andini (Q) (WB) (109) 6-2 (conc.)

Women’s singles pre quarter-finals: Shivika Burman (1) (WB) (14) beat D Harshini Reddy (Kar) (32) 6-0,6-1; GK Shweta (Mah) (41) beat Dipti Srivastava (WB) (30) 6-2,6-1; Shruti (Dhawan) Sharma (WC) (WB) beat Tabasum Oomer (Q) (TN) 6-0,6-0; Shahin Ansari (TN) (30)beat Anushree Thammanna (7) (Kar) (24) 6-2,3-6,6-4; Nila PA Sindhu (6) (TN) (23) beat Prarthana Pratap (Q) (Kar) (35) 5-7,6-2,6-3; Sagarika Phadke (Mah) (44)beat Asha Nandakumar (3) (Kar) (18) 6-4,6-4; Deepna Vazirani (8) (Mah) (25) beat Arundhuti Basu (Q) (WB) 6-3,6-2; Treta Bhattacharyya (2) (WB) (16) beat Mysore Sreekantiah Shivani (Kar) (44) 6-2,6-0.

Men’s doubles main draw pre quarter-finals: Mithun Murali (TN) & N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (TN) (1) beat Sameer Paranjpe (Mah) & Sameer Patwardhan (TN) 6-2,6-3; Saurav Panja (WB) & Manoj Kumar Sewa (WB) (4) beat Anshuman Dutta (Asm) & Chandra Shekhar Mohanty (Asm) 6-4,6-4; Jitender Mehlda (Har) & Javed Akbar Hazari (Pb) beat Kaushik Raju (Kar) & S Veera Vasanth Venkatesh (Kar) 6-2,6-7 (5-7),(11-9); Lakshit Sood (UP) & Chandril Sood (UP) beat Vikas Chauhan (Har) & Pulkit Mishra (Dl) 6-3,6-0; PC Vignesh (AP) & Yogesh Phogat (Har) (3) beat Vinod Kumar Sewa (WB) & Harshvardhan Thirani (WB) 7-5,6-3; Mohammad Fariz (TN) & Ajai Selvaraj (TN) beat Bhishma Desai (Guj) & Dhruv Kumar (WB) 6-4,6-2; Saurav Sukul (WB) & Yanick Nelord (Dl) (2) beat Prateek Bhambri (Dl) & Nihal Kapoor (TN) 7-5,4-6 (10-6).

Women’s doubles pre quarter-finals: Anushree Thammanna (Kar) & Sagarika Phadke (Mah) beat Rashmi Somani (WB) & Raseena Chablani (WB) 6-1,6-0; Nupur Kaul (Mah) & Deepna Vazirani (Mah) (3) beat Akanksha Pal (Cg) & Tabasum Oomer (TN) 6-0,6-0; Prarthana Pratap (Kar) & Jilke Nelord (Dl) beat Cindana Manickavel (TN) & Chitra Lakshmi Jayaraman (TN) 6-1,6-0; Akshita B Raj (Kar) & Vishika Chhetri (Dl) beat Steffy Sanghani (Guj) & Kumari Omlata Rai (UP) 6-0,6-2; Rani Smita Jain (IAF) & PA Sindhu Nila (TN) (4) beat D Harshini Reddy (Kar) & D Yamini Reddy (Kar) 6-2,4-6,(10-6); Shahin Ansari (TN) & Dipti Srivastava (WB) beat Richa Valechha (WB) & Tanvi Gupta (Dl) 6-4,6-4.

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