Karman Kaur enters final qualifying round in Toronto

Preethi Ujjini wrestled her way past qualifier Aareyalee Amrutsinh Chavan 7-6(9), 6-4 in the first round of the $10,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the VIP’s Club courts in Raipur on Monday.

Karman Kaur   -  The Hindu

Karman Kaur sailed past seventh seed Pia Suomalainen of Finland 6-3, 6-1 in the second qualifying round of the $50,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Toronto. In the third and final qualifying round, Karman was set to play the 15-year-old local girl Isabelle Boulais.

Meanwhile, in the $10,000 ITF men’s Futurs in Antalya, Turkey, Haadin Bava was rewarded for qualifying into the main draw, with a first round against second seed Cem Ilkel of Turkey.

Preethi Ujjini wrestled her way past qualifier Aareyalee Amrutsinh Chavan 7-6(9), 6-4 in the first round of the $10,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the VIP’s Club courts on Monday. In a battle of wits that lasted two hours and 21 minutes, Preethi handled the tie-break of the first set with competence as she converted the fifth setpoint to clinch the initiative. In the second set, Preethi went up 3-1 and managed to squeeze her way through.

Sixth seed Prarthana Thombare warded off a threat from Shivika Burman, while fifth seed Sharrmadaa Baluu was teased by qualifier Amreen Naaz in the first set, before the seeded players pulled through in straight sets.

While the lone foreign entrant Hsin-Yuan Shih of Chinese Taipei managed to hang on, in the singles event, she was beaten in partnership with Varunya chandrashekar by Sneha Padamata and Moulika Ram 10-7 in the super tie-break in the pre-quarterfinals of doubles.

Results

$50,000 ITF women, Toronto, Canada

Qualifying singles (second round): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Pia Suomalainen (Fin) 6-3, 6-1.

$10,000 ITF women, El Kantaoui, Tunisia

Qualfying event (first and final round): Andrea Lippe (Ger) bt Shivani Manchanda 6-1, 6-2.

$10,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Haadin Bava bt Patrick Grigoriu (Rou) 7-6(5), 6-1.

$10,000 ITF women’s, Raipur

Singles (first round): Sai Dedeepya bt Mahrukh Kokni 6-0, 6-1; Preethi Ujjini bt Aareyalee Amrutsinh Chavan 7-6(9), 6-4; Hsin-Yuan Shih (Tpe) bt Pareen Shivekar 6-1, 7-5; Sharrmadaa Baluu bt Amreen Naaz 7-5, 6-2; Moulika Ram bt Aastha Dargude 6-3, 6-1; Arantxa Andrady bt Sanya Madan 6-2, 6-2; Natasha Palha bt Teertha Iska 6-2, 6-0; Prarthana Thombare bt Shivika Burman 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Riya Bhatia & Eetee Maheta bt Isha Budwal & Sanya Madan 6-3, 7-5; Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy & Shweta Rana bt Aastha Dargude & Vasavi Ganesan 6-1, 6-2; Prerna Bhambri & Rishika Sunkara bt Aayushi Chouhan & Dharana Mudaliar 6-0, 6-0; Sneha Padamata & Moulika Ram bt Hsin-Yuan Shih (Tpe) & Varunya Chandrashekar 3-6, 7-5, 10-7; Nidhi Chilumula & Dhruthi Venugopal bt Aareyalee Amrutsinh Chavan & Bhavya Ramineni 6-0, 6-1.