Top seed Mohit eases into second round

June 18, 2019, Chandigarh, Delhi

Lawn TennisCLTA-AITA National Ranking tennis Championship


Top seed Mohit Mayur of Tamil Nadu packed off Delhi’s Sanket Tomar in straight sets to ease into the men’s second round in the CLTA-AITA National Ranking tennis Championship here on Monday. Mayur won 6-4 6-4.
Another Tamil Nadu player and former Davis Cupper VM Ranjeet edged out city lad Calvin Golmei 6-2 6-4 in the opening round. Third seed Dalwinder Singh of Punjab humbled Gujarat’s Megh Bhargav Patel 6-2 6-3, while fourth seed Suraj Prabodh of Karnataka downed Uttarakhand’s Drona Walia 6-3 6-1.

Haryana’s Jagmeet Singh had an easy first round outing against Delhi’s Kartik Sharma. The fifth seed won 6-1 6-3. Sixth seed Neeraj Yashpaul ousted Mohit Bondre of Gujarat 6-1 6-2 and Delhi’s Garry Tokas beat Oges Theyjo J of Tamil Nadu 6-4 7-6(7).
Seventh seed Karan Singh rallied from a set down to beat Mohit Bhardwaj in the opening round. Karan lost the first set 4-6, but came back strongly to win the next two sets 6-1 6-0.

Gujarat’s Udayan Bhakar eased into the second round with a comfortable 6-2 6-3 win over also Raghav Jaisinghani of Madhya Pradesh, while LR Balaji of Tamil Nadu registered a 7-6(3) 7-5 win over Karnataka’s Abhimanyu Vannemreddy. Atharva Sharma of Maharashtra drubbed Pranash Babu of Tamil Nadu 6-1 6-4, while Punjab’s Hardeep Singh Sandhu came from behind to beat Telangana’s Macherla Theertha Shashank.

Sandhu after losing the opening set 2-6, won the next two 6-2 6-2 to stay alive in the competition.

Salsa upsets Vanshika

Maharashtra’s Salsa Aher, meanwhile, continued to impress everyone with her performance. The 13th seed dumped second seed Vanshika Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh 6-2 6-1 to book a place in the women’s second round.

On Sunday, Salsa had registered a 6-0 6-1 win over top seed Chandana Potugari to qualify for the main draw.

Third seed Kashish Bhatia of Delhi registered a 6-2 6-2 win over state-mate Kiran Kalkal. Fourth seed Sravya Shivani C of Telangana humbled Maharashtra’s Sandeep Tamhankar 6-1 6-4, while fifth seed Renne Singhla of Haryana drubbed J&K’s Prinkle Singh 6-0 6-2.

Sixth seed Prerna Bhambri edged out Ritu Ohlyan in the opening round. Prerna won 6-0 6-1. Andhra Pradesh’s Vutukuru Lakshmi Sahithi Reddy dispatched Arthi Muniyan of Tamil Nadu 6-2 6-2, while Punjab’s Sarah Dev bounced back from a set down to defeat UP’s Kaavya Sawhney in an intense first-round match at the CLTA Complex.

Sarah lost the opening set 3-6, but gathered herself in time to pocket the next two sets 6-2 6-3 to move into the next round.

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