Pune's Wildcard Tejasvi Kate at $ 25000 KPIT –MSLTA ITF WTT Cup tennis championships
Pune’s Wildcard Tejasvi Kate upsets fourth seed Van Poppel to enter final round qualifying at $ 25000 KPIT –MSLTA ITF WTT Cup tennis championships
Wild card entrant and local girl Tejasvi Kate knocked out fourth seeded Emma Van Poppel of Netherlands 4-6,6-2 ,10-5 to enter the final round qualifying of the $ 25000 KPIT –MSLTA ITF WTT Cup tennis championships organized by MSLTA in association with Deccan Gymkhana and played on the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts
A B.A student of the Ramkrishna More College in Akurdi ,PCMC left handed Kate showed grit and determination stroking the ball freely on both the flanks to down her higher ranked opponent and make it to the final round of the qualifiers
In other second round qualifying matches Radhika Yadav thrashed Ariana Dharmadhikari 6-0, 6-1 while
Sravya ShivaniChilakalapudi cut short the progress of former national champion Sharmada Balu who is making a comeback 6-2,6-1
Junior player Renne Singla registered a 6-3, 6-0 win over Himadri Kashyap while Soha Sadiq secured a easy 6-1, 6-1 win over Bela Tamhankar . The final round qualifying matches will be played on Monday . Eight players will qualify for the main draw of the event from these qualifying matches .
42 players signed in for the qualifying draw in the first $25000 prizemoney event of the year in India.
Following are the results:
Second Qualifying Round: Womens:
Radhika Yadav (Ind) bt Ariana Dharmadhikari (Ind) 6-0, 6-1;
Sravya ShivaniChilakalapudi(Ind)  bt Sharmada Balu (Ind)6-2,6-1
Renne Singla (Ind) bt Himadri Kashyap P (Ind) 6-3, 6-0;
Soha Sadiq(Ind) bt Bela Tamhankar (Ind) 6-1, 6-1;
Tejasvi Kate(Ind) bt Van Poppel, Emma(Ned) 4-6, 6-2, 10-5;
Pratyusha Rachapudi(Ind) bt Sudipta Kumar (Ind) 6-2, 6-3;