Sawhney downs Pannu, Faisal struggles but makes it

Kaavaya Sawhney beat seventh seed Seerat Kaur Pannu 6-3, 6-2 in the women’s first round of the Rs.300,000 Tribune Cup AITA ranking tennis tournament. On the other hand, second seed Faisal Qamar, who has been nursing injuries, was pushed to his wit’s end by Jagmeet Singh before he prevailed.

The talented Farhat Aleen Qamar, from the tennis stable of Jaipur, outplayed fourth seed Sai Dedeepya 6-1, 6-1. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images

Kaavaya Sawhney beat seventh seed Seerat Kaur Pannu 6-3, 6-2 in the women’s first round of the Rs.300,000 Tribune Cup AITA ranking tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Monday.

The talented Farhat Aleen Qamar, from the tennis stable of Jaipur, with siblings Faisal and Fardeen who are impressive in the men’s circuit, outplayed fourth seed Sai Dedeepya 6-1, 6-1.

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In the men’s section, qualfier Shashikant Rajput fought past Amit Beniwal 5-7, 6-0, 6-2. Second seed Faisal Qamar, who has been nursing injuries, was pushed to his wit’s end by Jagmeet Singh before he prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
 

The results (first round):

Men: Suraj Prabodh bt Digvijay Singh Mehta 6-1, 6-3; Yuvraj Singh bt Amarnath Arora 6-4, 7-5; Shashikant Rajput bt Amit Beniwal 5-7, 6-0, 6-2; Abhishek Gaur bt Pallav Kumar 6-1, 6-0; Jatin Dahiya bt Anurag Nenwani 6-4, 6-1; Mohit Mayur bt Shubham Malhotra 6-2, 6-2; VM Ranjeet bt Udayan Bhakar 6-3, 6-4; Faisal Qamar bt Jagmeet Singh 6-4, 3-6,
7-5.

Women: Sai Samhitha bt Megha Muthukumaran 6-0, 6-2; Bunty Chongtham bt Ishwari Matere 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4; Prathyusha Rachapudi bt Jagjot Kaur 6-0, 6-1; Richa Chougule bt Arthi Muniyan 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Farhat Aleen Qamar bt Sai Dedeepya 6-1, 6-1; Vanshika Chaudhary bt Prakriti Banwani 7-5, 6-3; Harshita Chugh bt Naziya Ahmed 6-1, 7-6(5); Vanshita Pathania bt Aashi Kapoor 6-1, 6-2; Dakshata Patel bt Ayushi Tanwar
7-5, 6-3; Sonashe Bhatnagar bt Samriti Punyani 6-0, 6-1; Preethi Ujjini bt Chaithali Adinathran 6-2, 6-1;  Prathiba Narayan bt Anusha Kondaveeti 6-4, 6-2; Kaavya Sawhney bt Seerat Kaur Pannu 6-3, 6-2; Shreya Gulia bt Anaam Almas 7-5, 6-0; Anupreet Bedi bt Surthi Lakshmanan 7-6(1), 6-4; Humera Shaik bt Seerat Sidhu 6-1, 6-2.