National grass-court c'ship: Sai Samhitha in rd 2

Former national championship runner-up and second seed Sai Samhitha sailed into the second round with a straight-set win over Anupreet Bedi in the National grass-court championship.

Sai Samhitha

Sai Samhitha cruised to the second round with a straight-set win.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Qualifier Aarushi Kakkar beat Adrijja Biswas 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(2) in the women’s first round of the State Bank of Patiala National grass court tennis championship at the Chandigarh Club on Tuesday.

Aarushi will face fourth seed Samriti Punyani in the pre-quarterfinals. Eighth seed Yubrani Banerjee wriggled her way past Moulika Ram in the third set tie-break to set up a second round clash with Sara Yadav.

Former national championship runner-up and second seed Sai Samhitha sailed into the second round and will be challenged by Vasavi Ganesan.

The results:

Men:-

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vilasier Khate & Ranjeet Singh bt Archit Jain & Yuvraj Singh 3-6, 6-4, 10-4; Krishna Teja Ankam & Ajay Pruthvi bt Sultan Singh Atwal & Eklava Singh 2-6, 7-6(6), 10-5; Param Pun & Hardeep Singh Sandhu bt Yugal Banssal & Vimal Raj Jayachandran 6-3, 6-3; Mohit Bhardwaj & Nihit Rawal bt Nitin Gunduboina & Rohit Rampuria 6-3, 6-2; Abhimansu Borthakur & Saurav Sukul bt Jaydeep Chudasama & Jagmeet Singh 6-2, 3-6, 10-6; Siddarth Ponnala & Suraj Prabodh bt Jatin Dhaiya & Yogesh Phogat 6-2, 7-5; Sivadeep Kosaraju & Sathyaraj Ravishankar bt Anuj Malik & Ojas Rathee 6-2, 7-6(5); Armaan Bhatia & Ishaque Eqbal bt Pradeep Deswal & Arnav Alok Goel 6-3, 6-3.

Women:-

Singles (first round): Yubrani Banerjee bt Moulika Ram 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(1); Aarushi Kakkar bt Adrija Biswas 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(2); Seerat Kaur Pannu bt Nikita Bishnoi 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3; Neeru Rapria bt Seerat Sidhu 6-4, 7-5; Himani Mor bt Dakshata Patel 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Arthi Muniyan bt Ritika Yadav 6-2, 6-1; Kaavya Sawhney bt Harshita Chugh 6-0, 6-0; Vasavi Ganesan bt Soha Sadiq 6-4, 6-3; Sai Samhitha bt Anupreet Bedi 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Harleen Kaur & Himanshika bt Deepshikha Saw & Ritika Yadav 6-2, 6-1; Yubrani Banerjee & Neeru Rapria bt Vibhasree Gowda & Soha Sadiq 6-1, 6-3; Anupreet Bedi & Priyanka Rodricks bt Adrija Bisswas & Sara Yadav 6-3, 6-1; Vasavi Ganesan & Arthi Muniyan bt Shruti Gupta & Gayatri Kumaraiah 6-4, 4-6, 11-9; Aarushi Kakkar & Kaavya Sawhney bt Arti Nayan & Priyanka Jhakar 6-2, 6-0.