Sixth seed Ankita bites the dust in ITF juniorJanuary 20th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Sixth seed Ankita Raina was toppled by qualifier Zainab Ali Sajjad 6-4, 6-2 while other ranked players had a field day in the pre-quarter finals of the ONGC ITF junior tennis tournament at the DKS Sports Complex here Tuesday. Ankita dropped serve in the sixth, eighth and tenth games and though she broke Zainab in the first and seventh, her effort was not enough to save the first set.
In the second, Zainab got broken in the first game serving three double faults. She then regained her rhythm and broke Anita in the fourth, sixth and eighth games to pocket the match and move into the last eight.
Results of matches played Tuesday (Indians if not specified) :
Boys’ Singles First Round: Lakshit Sood (237) beat U.M. Gugan Verma (Q)(411) 6-3,6-2; Naveen Sai (245) beat Kriangkrai Prajoubphansri (Tha)(368) 6-3,6-2; Shabaaz Khan (282) beat Pulat Babdjanov (Q)(Uzb)(453) 5-7,6-1,7-5; Nakireddy Sai Karthik (8)(235) beat Srikar Alla (261) 4-6,7-6(7-3),6-1; Devpriya Jaiswal (Q)(1668) beat Mohammed Ashraf (Q) 6-4,6-2.
Girls’ Singles First Round : Natasha Palha (555) beat Jeni Patel (Q)(1401) 6-0,6-0; Zainab Ali Sajjad (Q)(1083) beat Ankita Raina (6)(253) 6-4,6-2; Carol Augustine Benito (Esp)(461) beat Nithyaraj Baburaj 6-2,7-6(11-9); Mehak Singh (Q)(1692) beat Shruti Jaiswal (WC) 6-1,6-1.
Boys’ Doubles Pre Quarter Finals : Lakshit Sood & Chandril Sood (1) beat Venkat Iyer & Vaidik Munshaw (WC) 6-1,6-4; Ryoto Tachi (Jpn) & Bibaswan Deb (WC) beat Aziz Yuldashev (Uzb) & Shogafur Shofayziev (Uzb) 6-4,6-2; Sidharth Sivakumar & Mansingh Athare beat Adirek Khundanpinitin (Tha) & Kriangkrai Prajoubphansri (Tha) 7-5,7-6(7-3); Pulat Babdjanov (Uzb) & Artem Tarasov (Uzb) w/o Yoannis Hilelis (Fra) & Laurent-Oliver Daxhelet (Bel)(3); Roman Piftor (Uzb) & Shiva Sangawan beat Jeroen Benard (Ned) & Jeroen Claeys (Bel) 3-6,6-4,(10-5).
Girls’ Doubles Pre Quarter Finals : Rishika Sunkara & Aishwarya Agrawal (1) beat Garima Vatwai & Natasha Palha 6-3,6-4; Sharmada Balu & Nimisha Mohan beat Parminder Kaur & Jeni Patel 6-2,6-2; Sonia Dayal & Aishwarya Shrivastava (3) beat Carol Augustine Benito (Esp) & Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-0,6-3; Prarthana Thombare & Nova Patel beat Sweta Solanki & Ratnika Batra 6-1,5-7,(10-6); Shruti Jaiswal & Zainab Ali Sajjad beat Nithyaraj Baburaj & Mohana Sarker 6-1,3-6,(10-4); Jaanesh M. Kaur & Mehak Singh beat Anastasiya Prenko (Tkm) & Vera Reshesko (Kaz) 6-2,6-0; Anna Rapoport (Rus) & Natela Dzalamidze (Rus)(2) beat Ankita Raina & Amrita Muherjee 7-6(8-6),6-2.
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