Two seeds fall by the wayside in girls’ singles tennis

January 22nd, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Girls’ fourth seed Ashvarya Shrivastava and seventh ranked Aishwarya Agrawal bit the dust in singles pre-quarter finals of the ONGC ITF junior tennis tournament here Wednesday.Shrivastava was shut out by Sharmada Balu 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, while Agrawal went down to city girl Treta Bhattacharya 4-6, 3-6, in 100 minutes at the DKS Complex court.

Treta took 25 minutes to take the first set 6-4 breaking Agrawal in the second, sixth and tenth games. Treta was broken twice in the second set but broke back in the next games to move into the last eight.

Results of matches played Wednesday:

Boys’ Singles Pre Quarter Finals : Chandril Sood (1)(124) beat Lakshit Sood (237) 6-2,6-2;Jayaprakash Mohit Mayur (309) beat S.V. Abhishek (238) 5-7,6-2,5-0(Conc.); Laurent-Oliver Daxhelet (3)(Bel) beat Naveen Sai (245) 6-2,6-3; Sai Kartik Nakireddy (8)(235) beat Shabaaz Khan (282) 6-2,6-4; Saurabh Singh (5)(194) beat Devpriya Jaiswal (Q)(1668) 6-0,6-4; Venkat Iyer (WC)(652) beat Sumeet Pratap Shinde (262) 7-5,6-4; Adirek Khundarnpinitnon (7)(Tha)(232) beat Bibaswan Deb (WC) 6-4,6-2; Vaidik Munshaw (2)(155) beat Siddharth Sivakumar (WC)(604) 6-3,6-4.

Girls’ Singles Pre Quarter Finals : Valentina Starkova (1)(Kaz)(127) beat Sharon Sanchana Paul (580) 6-3,2-6,6-3; Shweta Kumari Solanki (5)(248) beat Sonia Dayal (364) 6-2,6-2; Prerna Bhambri (314) beat Natasha Palha (555) 6-1,6-1; Treta Bhattacharyya (595) beat Aishwarya Agrawal (WC)(7)(264) 6-4,6-3; Carol Augustine Benito (Esp)(461) beat Zainab Ali Sajjad (Q)(1083) 6-3,6-2; Sharmada Balu (294) beat Ashvarya Shrivastava (4)(210) 4-6,6-3,7-5; Anna Rapoport (8)(Rus)(267) beat Mehak Singh (Q)(1692) 6-3,6-1; Anastasiya Prenko (2)(Tkm)(198) beat Gopika Kapoor (335) 6-3,7-5..

Boys’ Doubles Pre Quarter Finals : Sumeet Pratap Shinde & Shabbaz Khan beat S.V. Abhishek & Srikar Alla 6-7(1-7),6-4,(10-7); Sai Karti Nakireddy & Naveen Saai (4) beat Mohammed Ashraf & Devpriya Jaiswal 6-3,6-0; Appanervanda Muddappa & Saurabh Singh (2) beat U.M. Gugan Verma & Rohit Bisht 6-3,7-5.

Boys’ Doubles Quarter Finals : Lakshit Sood & Chandril Sood (1) beat Sumeet Pratap Shinde & Shabbaz Khan 6-2,6-3; Ryoto Tachi (Jpn) & Bibaswan Deb (WC) beat Sai Karti Nakireddy & Naveen Saai (4) 6-4,6-4

Girls’ Doubles Pre Quarter Finals : Prerna Bhambri & Gopika Kapoor beat Anikta Raina & Shweta Rana (4) 6-4,6-3.

Girls’ Doubles Quarter Finals : Rishika Sunkara & Aishwarya Agrawal (1) beat Sharmada Balu & Nimisha Mohan 2-6,6-1,(10-3); Sonia Dayal & Aishwarya Shrivastava (3) beat Prarthana Thombare & Nova Patel 6-3,0-6,(10-8); Anna Rapoport (Rus) & Natela Dzalamidze (Rus)(2) beat Jaanesh M. Kaur & Mehak Singh 6-1,6-0.

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