TENNIS

AITA women's tournament: Qualifier Sonal knocks out top seed Sachi in first round

Qualifier Sonal Patil knocked out the top seed Sachi Sharma 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Rs 100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Monday.

The champion of the last tournament at the same venue, Sonal will play qualifier Abhilasha Bista in the pre-quarterfinals.

Second seed Shefali Arora beat lucky loser Gurleen Singh 7-5, 6-3 to set up a second round against Kanupriya Rajawat.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

Asian under-14 tournament

Ridhima Singh beat top seed Prasamsa Moktan of Nepal 7-5, 6-4 in the girls first round of the Asian under-14 tennis tournament at the Tennis Project, Baliawas, on Monday.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Ridhima will play Vennela Gaarugupati who outplayed Khushi Gaur for the loss of one game.
 


- Kamesh Srinivasan

AITA championship series juniors

Qualifier Abhinav Sangra bat seventh seed Aryan Aggarwal 6-1, 6-2 in the under-18 boys first round of the AITA Championship series junior tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Monday.


- Kamesh Srinivasan