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NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19:
National champion Riya Bhatia blanked Rosalie Molbaleh of Vanuatu in the women’s first round of tennis in the Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday.
Later, the country’s No.1 singles player, Ankita Raina, had to fight her way past Katherine Ip of Hong Kong i7-5, 4-6, 6-2, .n another first round late into the evening under floodlights on the centre court.
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19:
Natasha Palha won five points on the trot when she faced three matchpoints for a thrilling 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(6) victory over Watsachol Sawasdee of Thailand in the first round of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Thailand on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Natasha who had won a match against a Chinese opponent in 2014 in four hours and 32 minutes, could have won the match a lot earlier against Sawasdee but for losing her grip at 5-2 in the decider.
However, it was creditable that Natasha bounced back from being 2-5 down in the first set to clinch it 7-5. In the second, she lost five games in a row from 2-1. In a dramatic decider, Natasha, who served three aces and converted five of 11 break points, came good when it counted.
Interestingly, Natasha’s opponent served more aces, converted more break points and won more points in all, albeit by the smallest margin, and yet lost the match.
For her perseverance, Natasha was rewarded with a second round against top seed Julia Glushko of Israel.
The bright Zeel Desai, coming full time into the professional circuit, after the US Open juniors, had a tough outing against fourth seed Yue Yuan of China and lost the battle after winning the first set in the tie-break.
Rutuja Bhosale was the other Indian to pull through into the second round, past eighth seed Ao Gai of China in three sets.
In the doubles, Rutuja and Pranjala Yadlapalli were beaten 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-4 by the top seeds Jia-Qi Kang of China and Nudnida Luangnam of Thailand in the pre- uarterfinals.
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (first round): Natasha Palha bt Watsachol Sawasdee (Tha) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(6); Yue Yuan (Chn) bt Zeel Desai 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2; Ching-Wen Hsu (Tpe) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-4, 6-0; Rutuja Bhosale bt Ao Gai (Chn) 5-7, 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles (re-quarterfinals): Jia-Qi Kang (Chn) & Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) bt Rutuja Bhosale & Pranjala Yadlapalli 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-4.
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
Quallifying singles (second and final round): Vlada Svarkovskaya (Rus) bt Shivani Manchanda 6-1, 6-2.
Former national champion Mohit Mayur fought past sixth seed Lucas Gomez of Mexico 7-6(3), 6-4 in the first round of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament at the Perks School in Coimbatore on Monday.
With rain forcing the qualifying matches along with the main draw in a cramped schedule, the players had to be at their best to pull through.
Fourth seed Haadin Bava who had a good run in the last event in Tharamani was knocked out in straight sets by Cing-Yang Meng of Chinese Taipei.
Asian junior champion Nitin Kumar Sinha beat the best ranked junior in the country Siddhant Banthia in straight sets in the final qualifying round for a berth in the main draw. He was rewarded with a first round against fellow qualifier Chandril Sood.
In doubles, brothers Anirudh Chandrasekar and PC Vignesh beat the second seeds from Chinese Taipei Yu Hsiang Chiu and Jui-Chen Hung in the second set tie-break.
Singles (first round): Yu Hsiang Chiu (Tpe) bt Niki Poonacha 2-0 (retired); Cing-Yang Meng (Tpe) bt Haadin Bava 6-3, 6-2; Mohit Mayur bt Lucas Gomez (Mex) 7-6(3), 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood bt Lucas Gomez (Mex) & Kelsey Stevenson (Can) 7-6(3), 6-2; Haadin Bava & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Prithvi Sekhar & Manish Sureshkumar 6-2, 7-5; Yurii Dzhavakian (Ukr) & Clen Van Beem (Ned) bt Ankit Chopra & VM Ranjeet 7-6(8), 4-6, 12-10; Suresh Dhakshineswar & Kunal Vazirani bt Cameron Siverman (US) & Sathi Reddy Chirala 7-6(5), 6-4; Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Yu Hsiang Chiu & Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe) 6-4, 7-6(4).
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Fahad Mohammed bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4; Arjun Kadhe bt Ramakrishnan Rangaraju 6-0, 6-2; Suraj Prabodh bt Rishabdev Raman 6-2, 6-0; Chandril Sood bt Hardeep Singh Sandhu 7-6(4), 7-5; Phongsapak Kerdlaphee (Tha) bt Shaikh Abdullah 6-4, 6-2; Tejas Chaukulkar bt Li-Wie Tan (Tpe) 7-6(8), 6-4; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Siddhant Banthia 6-3, 6-2; Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Ansu Bhuyan 6-4, 6-2.
First round: Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Shramay Dhawan 6-2, 6-2; Fahad Mohammed bt Kunal Vazirani 6-4, 7-5; Arjun Kadhe bt PC Vignesh 6-7(7), 6-0, 6-1; Ramakrishnan Rangaraju bt Prashanth Selvaraj 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5); Rishabdev Raman bt SD Prajwal Dev 7-5, 7-6(5); Suraj Prabodh bt Armaan Bhatia 6-4, 6-4; Hardeep Singh Sandhu bt Kittirat Kiedlaphee (Tha) 6-3, 7-6(4); Chandril Sood bt Bharath Nishok Kumaran 6-0, 6-2; Shaikh Abdullah bt Jessy Kalambay (Sui) 7-6(4), 6-2; Phongsapak Kerdlaphee bt Jatin Dahiya 7-5, 6-1; Tejas Chaukulkar bt Ankit Chopra 6-1, 6-4; Li-Wie Tan bt Anvit Bendre 6-2, 6-4; Siddhant Banthia bt Vasisht Cheruku 6-2, 5-2 (retired); Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Deepak Senthil 6-1, 6-1; Ansu Bhuyan bt Ravishankar Sathiyaraj 6-4, 6-3.
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 18:
Vijay Sundar Prashant got past Heera Ashiq of Pakistan 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of men’s tennis in the Asian Indoor Games in Ashagat, Turkmenistan, on Monday.
Second seed Sumit Nagal also cruised into the pre-quarterfinals as he outplayed Leniker Thomas of Vanuatu for the loss of one game.
Men (first round): Vijay Sundar Prashant bt Heera Ashiq (Pak) 6-1, 6-4; Sumit Nagal bt Leniker Thomas (Van) 6-0, 6-1.
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