Karman advances to last 16 with facile win
Mumbai: Lanky Karman Kaur from Delhi showed good court craft as she humbled compatriot Rajshree Rathod 6-4 6-1 to enter the girls` pre-quarterfinals in the CCI-ITF junior tennis tournament here on Monday.
Karman served well and hit her ground strokes deep to dominate the match and wrapped it up in just 45 minutes.
In a long draw-out boys singles tie, Arjun Ramakrishnan overcame Anurag Nenwani 5-7 6-4 6-2, while top two seeds -- Ukranian Alexey Prokopchuk and Sri Lankan Sharmal Dissanayake -- sailed into last 16 by beating their respective rivals without much ado.
Alexey routed Osama Shaikh 6-0 6-4, while Shamal was quite ruthless as he outplayed Dhir Gala 6-2 6-2.
Boys` singles (Round of 32): Alexey Prokopchuk (UKR) bt Osama Shaikh 6-0,6-4; Laxkshmanan Balaji bt Vishnu Prasad 6-1, 6-1; Chanudom Wiriyajanyong (Tha) bt Sachin Kumar 6-2,7-5; Arjun Ramakrishnan bt Anurag Nenwani 5-7,6-4,6-2; Mayukh Rawat bt Bhaskar Gnana 1-6,6-3,6-3; Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Mohit Jain 6-1,6-2; S D Prajwal Dev bt Cheruku Vasisht 6-2,6-0; Nishangan Nadaraja (SRI) bt Indra Patwardhan 6-7(5),6-3,6-2; John Paul Avila (MEX) bt Anirudh Bindiganvile 6-1,6-2; Deepak Vishakarma bt Varis Yagudin (RUS) 6-3,3-6,6-0; Chak Pong (HKG) bt Rian Pandole 6-0,7-6(2); Sharmal Dissanayake (SRI) bt Dhir Gala 6-2,6-2.
Girls singles (Round of 32): Avika Sagwal bt Sai Nikkitha Chillla 6-1,6-1; Karman Kaur bt Rajshree Rathod 6-4,6-1; Mihika Yadav bt Pareen Shivekar 6-4,6-2; Tansushree Vale bt Kanishka Chawla 6-1,7-5; Yinklak Jittakoat (THA) bt Moulika Ram 6-1,6-2.