ASIAN U-14 @ DELHI
The following have been given Wild Cards for the above tournament:-
1) Rutuja Bhosale
2) Akanksha Nitture
3) Pranjala Yadlapalli
4) Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal
1) Sowjanya Bavisetti
2) Soha Sadiq
3) Saumya Vig
The rest of the Qualifying Wild Cards will be give at the time of sign in, if required.
NEW DELHI, DEC. 12:
Aryan Goveas beat Olexiy Kolisnyk of Ukraine 6-1, 7-6(5) in the first round of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Egypt on Tuesday.
Aryan combined with Arjun Kadhe to blank Anwar Elkamony of Egypt aNd Yacoub Makzoume of Syria in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Thomas Statzberger (Aut) bt Garry Tokas 6-2, 6-2; Aryan Goveas bt Olexiy Kolisnyk (Ukr) 6-1, 7-6(5).
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Aryan Goveas & Arjun Kadhe bt Anwar Elkamony (Egy) & Yacoub Makzoume (Syr) 6-0, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Doha, Qatar
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Aslan Karatsev (Rus) & Fran Zvonimir Zgombic (Cro) bt Jules Okala (Fra) & Haadin Bava 6-3, 6-1; Tuna Altuna (Tur) & Markus Eriksson (Swe) bt Jabor Al-Mutawa (Qat) 7 Shahbaaz Khan 6-4, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Islamabad, Pakistan
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ahmed Choudhary (Pak) bt Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal 6-3, 6-0.
First round: Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal bt Kshitij Kamal 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.
Former Asian junior champion Rutuja Bhosale stressed her fighting game as she beat third seed Ankita Raina, by converting her eighth matchpoint, in the first round of the NECC-Deccan $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Pune on Tuesday.
It was the first victory in four meetings for the 21-year-old Rutuja over the 24-year-old Ankita, who had made the quarterfinals of the $125,000 WTA event in Mumbai and had won the titles in the Petroleum meet in Guwahati last week.
After squandering the first set from being ahead 3-1, Ankita survived five matchpoints from 4-5 in the second set to force the decider. In the third set, it was Rutuja who called the shots by racing to a 5-1 lead even though she missed two more matchpoints in the seventh game.
Eventually, Ankita failed to capitalise on three breakpoints in the eighth game when Rutuja was serving at 0-40, and brought the curtains down on her challenge in the gripping contest that lasted two hours and 27 minutes.
Rutuja converted eight of 19 breakpoints and saved eight of 12 breakpoints that she faced.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Rutuja will play qualifier Kaja Juvan of Slovenia.
Karman Thandi was the only other Indian girl to progress to the second round of singles, apart from Rutuja, as she had beaten national champion Mahak Jain on the first day. She will play Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine who beat Pranjala Yadlapalli in straight sets.
Dhruthi Venugopal lost her way from a position of strength at 5-1 in the first set and bowed out to Mai Minokoshi of Japan 6-7(4), 4-6.
Singles (first round): Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) bt Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov (Esp) 6-2, 7-5; Fatma Al Nabhani (Oma) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) 6-4, 7-5; Gabriella Taylor (GBR) bt Ana Veselinovic (Mne) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-2; Amina Anshba (Rus) bt Anna Morgina (Rus) 6-3, 6-1; Mai Minokoshi (Jpn) bt Dhruthi Venugopal 7-6(4), 6-4; Olga Doroshina (Rus) bt Elena Bogdan (Rou) 6-4, 6-2; Rutuja Bhosale bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-2; Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) bt Pranjala Yadlapalli 6-4, 6-3; Georgina Garcia-Perez (Esp) bt Dea Herdzelas (BIH) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Georgina Garcia-Perez (Esp) & Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) bt Erin Routliffe (Nzl) & Karman Kaur Thandi 7-5, 6-2; Samantha Murray (GBR) & Ana Veselinovic (Mne) bt Britt Guekens (Bel) & Riya Bhatia 6-2, 6-3; Albina Khabibulina (Uzb) & Anastasiya Vasylyeva (Ukr) bt Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) & Snehal Mane 6-1, 6-2.
Seventh seed Karman Kaur Thandi returned to the professional circuit, after a fortnight of training, to record a 6-2, 6-4 victory over the 16-year-old Mahak Jain, the national champion, in the first round of the NECC-Deccan $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Pune on Monday.
Karman will next play the winner of the match between Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine and wild card entrant, Pranjala Yadlapalli.
Two-time National champion Riya Bhatia was unable to fight well against qualifier Kaja Juvan of Slovenia and was beaten for the loss of four games.
Rutuja Bhosale and third seed Ankita Raina were scheduled to face each other, while qualifier Dhruthi Venugopal, who beat two quality players Albina Khabibulina of Uzbekistan and Emily Webley-Smith of Britain, was drawn to play eighth seed Mai Minokoshi of Japan.
Zeel Desai had also qualified, beating Samantha Murray of Britain and Snehal Mane, but was replaced by a lucky loser in the main draw, as she twisted her ankle during the doubles pre-quarterfinals in partnership with Pranjala Yadlapalli.
Singles (first round): Gonzal Ainitdinova (Kaz) bt Olesya Pervushina (Rus) 7-6(11), 6-4; Anastasiya Vasylyeva (Ukr) bt Marina Melnikova (Rus) 6-4, 6-3; Katy Dunne (GBR) bt Nagi Hanatani (Jpn) 6-3, 6-1; Ganna Poznikhirenko (Ukr) bt Panna Udvardy (Hun) 6-4, 6-0; Kaja Juvan (Slo) bt Riya Bhatia 6-0, 6-4; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Mahak Jain 6-2, 6-4; Estelle Cascino (Fra) bt Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) 6-7(0), 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ekaterina Yashina (Rus) & Dhruthi Venugopal bt Zeel Desai & Pranjala Yadlapalli 1-1 (retired); Olga Doroshina & Anna Morgina (Rus) bt Fatma Al Nabhani (Oma) & Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) 6-2, 5-7, 10-8; Jessy Rompies (Ina) & Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) bt Katy Dunne & Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5; Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) & Mai Minokoshi (Jpn) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) & Ganna Poznikhirenko (Ukr) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7; Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) & Ankita Raina bt Dea Herdzelas (BIH) & Ksenia Palkina (Kgz) 6-2, 6-7(5), 10-3.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ana Veselinovic (Mne) bt Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) 7-5, 6-0; Zeel Desai bt Samantha Murray (GBR) 7-5,2 -6, 6-4; Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov (Esp) bt Fatma Al Nabhani (Oma) 6-3, 6-2; HO Ching Wu (Hkg) bt Ellen Allgurin (Swe) 6-3, 7-6(6); Nagi Hanatani (Jpn) bt Ksenia Palkina (Kgz) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4; Kala Juvan (Slo) bt Kaylah Mcphee (Aus) 7-5, 6-1; Elena Bogdan (Rou) bt Haruna Arakawa (Jpn) 6-1, 6-1; Dhruthi Venugopal bt Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
First round: Ana Veselinovic bt Jennifer Luikham 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Sarah Beth Grey bt Britt Geukens (Bel) 6-3, 6-0; Samantha Murray bt Varunya wongteanchai (Tha) 6-4, 6-3; Zeel Desai bt Snehal Mane 6-3, 6-3; Ailona Bolsova Zadoinov (Esp) bt AStha Dargude 6-2, 6-0; Fatma Al Nabhani bt Neha Ghare 6-1, 6-1; Ellen Allgurin bt Erin Routliffe (Nzl) 7-5, 6-2; Ho Ching Wu bt Ching-Wen Hsu (Tpe) 6-1, 2-1 (retired); Nagi Hanatani bt Weronika Jasmina Forys (Pol) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; Ksenia Palkina bt Ramya Natarajan 6-3, 6-3; Kaja Juvan bt Ekaterina Vishnevskaya (Rus) 7-6(0), 6-3; Kaylah Mcphee bt Nudnida Luangnam 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Haruna Arakawa bt Ekaterina Yashina 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Elena BOgdan bt Cristina Ene (Rou) 6-3, 6-4; Emily Webley-Smith bt Humera Shaik 6-3, 6-0; Dhruthi Venugopal bt Albina Khabibulina (Uzb) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Appellate Authority:Wg Cdr PF Montes (Retd)
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