National Tennis: Top seed Shweta advances

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 13:10 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Top seed Shweta Rana came back from a set down at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship and had to battle hard against Delhi girl Riya Bhatia, who looked in complete control in the opening set before she ran out of steam at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex here Tuesday.

Shweta fought hard to win the battle 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Fourth seed Sharmada Balu also had to battle hard against the experienced Simran Kaur Sethi, who ultimately ended on the losing side with a 6-7 (3), 5-7 verdict.

Snehadevi Reddy caused the first major upset at Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship with a convincing win over fourth seed Bhuvana Kalva to move into the second round of the women's singles, winning 6-2, 6-2.

Rushmi Chakravorthi, the eighth seed, had an easy win against Damini Sharma 6-2,7-5.

In the men's singles, P.C. Vignesh also made it to the second round without any hiccups against Tamil Nadu's Fariz Mohammad, whom he overwhelmed 7-5, 6-4.

Nitten Kirrtane of Maharashtra also recorded an easy 6-1, 6-2 win against P.S. Kumara Adavelly while Atishay Jain also moved into the second round with a 6-0, 6-1 demolition of Vilasier Khate.

Eighth seed Kunal Anand got the better of Sagar Ahuja 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1, while Saurav Sukul defeated Ajai Selvaraj 6-4, 6-4.

Brief Scores:

Mens Singles:

Saurav Sukul (Seed 7) beat Ajai Selvaraj 6-4, 6-4

Kunal Anand beat Sagar Ahuja vs 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1

Atishay Jain beat Vilasier Khate beat Vilasier Khate 6-0, 6-1

Ajay Yadav beat Abhijeet Tiwari (Seed 5) 6-3, 6-4

Nitin Kirtane (Seed 3) beat PS Kumara Adavelly 6-1,6-2

Chandril Sood beat SD Prajwal Dev 6-4, 6-1

P.C Vignesh (Seed 2) beat Fariz Mohammed 7-5, 6-4

Women's Singles:

Shweta Rana (Seed 1) beat Riya Bhatia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Devanshi Bhimjiyani beat Swetha Sree Hari 6-0, 6-2

Manya Nagpal beat Teertha Iska 6-1, 7-5

Snehadevi Reddy beat Bhuvana Kalva 6-2, 6-2

Rushmi Chakravorthi beat Damini Sharma 6-2, 7-5