Now second seed Sharmada bites dust at National Tennis Ch`ship

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 20:54

New Delhi: Experienced campaigner Isha Lakhani sent second seed Sharmada Balu packing from the women`s singles event while Vishnu Vardhan and Yuki Bhmabri scored victories in the men`s event of the Fenesta National tennis championship on Wednesday.

Isha, a diminutive left-hander, edged past Sharmada 6-4, 6-4 in her second round match.

The former champion, who no more plays on ITF Circuit, will next face Sheethal Goutham, who got the better of Uttar Pradesh girl Shreya Pasricha 6-2, 6-3.

"I have nothing to lose at all. I entered the tournament wanting to enjoy myself. I am doing that," Isha said after her match.

Meanwhile, giant killer Rutuja Bhosale continued her good run with a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of Delhi`s Nehal Sahni.

On Tuesday, Rutuja had shocked top seed Prerna Bhambri.

In the girls` under-18 event, Rutuja beat Likitha Shetty 6-0, 6-4.

Indian Davis Cupper Vardhan brushed aside the challenge of Ronak Manuja 6-2, 6-1.

"It has been going smooth so far, I haven`t had to do much," he said after his match.

Vardhan next takes on SV Abhishek, who beat Kunal Anand in a long-drawn affair 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in his second round.

In the bottom of the draw, Yuki took time before settling down to beat Lakshit Sood 6-2, 6-4. The Delhi teenager Yuki is now up against Ankit Sachdeva.

In another interesting match, Saketh Myneni outlasted PC Vignesh 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.


First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 20:54

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