Russian Open: Ruthvika, Tanvi and Siril enter quarterfinals

Fourth seed Ruthvika defeated fellow Indian Arundhati Pantawane 21-9, 21-10 while third seed Tanvi disposed off Russia’s Ekaterina Kut 21-10, 21-13.

Ruthvika Gadde will face Russia’s Elena Komendrovskaja in the last eight.   -  K. V. S. Giri

Promising Indian shuttlers Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, Tanvi Lad and Siril Verma advanced to the quarterfinals in the singles events of the Russian Open Grand Prix at Sport Hall Olympic here today.

Fourth seed Ruthvika defeated fellow Indian Arundhati Pantawane 21-9, 21-10 to set up a fight against Russia’s Elena Komendrovskaja in women’s singles. Third seed Tanvi also disposed off Russia’s Ekaterina Kut 21-10, 21-13 and will face another local player Evgeniya Kosetskaya next.

In the men’s singles, Siril Verma outclassed Israel’s third-seeded Misha Zilberman 21-15, 21-9 and will meet Malaysia’s Zulhelmi Zulkiffli, seeded eighth.

Among other Indians in fray, Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram defeated the Russian duo of Victoria Slobodyanyuk and Elizaveta Tarasova 12-21, 21-16, 21-12. The Indians will face the local pair of Tatjana Bibik and Elena Komendrovskaja next.

Second seeds Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki also made it to the last eight after prevailing over the Russian combination of Artem Serpionov and Tatjana Bibik 21-19, 21-13. They will next square off against Aleksandr Vasilkin and Kristina Virvich.