Top seeds advance on first day of DSCL tennis nationalsOctober 20th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi girl Rani Smita Jain became the only seeded player to fall Monday even as other top seeds advanced on the first day of DSCL women’s tennis national championship at DLTA complex here.Rani, seeded fifth, squandered a set lead to lose to Tamil Nadu’s P.A. Sindhu Nila
7-6(1), 2-6, 2-6.
Top seed Shalini Sahoo justified her billing with a 6-3, 6-2 win over wildcard Maharashtrian Soniya Dayal while second-seeded local Sweta Solanki handed a 6-2, 6-4 pounding to Sonal Phadke.
Sonal’s younger sibling Sagarika too failed to cross the first hurdle, going down fighting to eighth-seeded Treta Bhattacharya 2-6, 6-3, 4-6.
Third seed Abhilasha Ahuja blanked lucky loser Omlata Rai Kumari 6-2, 6-0, so did fourth seed Anushree Thammanna, who overcame Arushi Sharma 6-4, 6-4.