Shreya ousts Bhakti at Ramesh Desai U-16 tennis tourney
Mumbai, May 22 (PTI) Unseeded Shreya Chakraborty of West Bengal created the biggest upset of the event as she knocked out top-seeded Bhakti Parwani of Gujarat 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to enter the third round of the girls' event at the 12th Ramesh Desai Memorial Tennis Nationals for boys and girls under 16.
The tournament is being hosted by the Cricket Club Of India (CCI).
Ten upsets were recorded with as many as six coming in the girls' event.
Maharashtra girl Akanksha Nitture accounted for fifth-seeded Lakshmi Vutukuru 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4 while Telangana's Sanjana Sirimalla out-rallied sixth-seeded Bela Tamhankar 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, a media release issued here said.
Rutuja Chaphalkar (13) of Maharashtra outwitted seventh-seeded Srujana Rayarala of Telangana 6-2, 6-1.
Vipasha Mehera ousted eighth-seeded Gargi Pawar 6-3, 6-1, while Gujarat's unseeded Bhakti Shah got past 16th-seeded Hrudaya Shah of Maharashtra 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
In the Boys category, unseeded Nishant Dabas thrashed fifth-seeded S Boopathy of Tamil Nadu 6-0, 6-1.
In more upsets, Sammir Raina rallied past eleventh seeded Nikhil Tirumale 7-5, 6-1, while local boy Amaan Tezabwala accounted for 15-seeded Rajesh Kannan RS 6-2, 6-3 to make it to the third round of the singles, the release stated.