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Top seeds Vaishnavi, Hana sail into second round


MumbaiThe top two seeds Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy of India and Hana Mortagy of Egypt in the girl’s category sailed into the second round of the ITF-CCI Junior Boys’ & Girls’ under-18 Tennis Championship.

Top-seeded Sri Vaishanavi strolled past unseeded Sruta Kirti Gunuganti, also from India, winning in a canter at 6-2, 6-3 while second seed Hana enjoyed a much relaxed time in getting past India’s Serah Menezes 6-1, 6-2 at the Cricket Club of India courts Tuesday.

In the boy’s competition, fifth seed Timur Khabibulin of Kazakhstan had an easy ride past India’s Rishab Dev winning by a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 verdict.

Meanwhile in an all-India contest, Gnana Bhaskar staged a great recovery after losing the opening set without winning a point to script a 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against Sharvil Nawghare.

Results – Girl’s singles (First round): Vaishanavi Peddi Reddy (Ind) beat Sruta Kirti Gunuganti (Ind) 6-2, 6-3; Yuchia Chen (Tpe) beat Riyaa B. Vardhaan (Ind) 6-2, 6-3; Hana Mortagy (Egy) beat Serah Menezes (Ind) 6-1, 6-2; Zeel Desai (Ind) beat Bharthi Bylapudi (Ind) 6-0, 6-2; Snehal Mane (Ind) beat Aboli Goghari (Ind) 6-0, 6-3; Vasanti Shinde (Ind) beat Devanshi G. Bhimjiyani (Ind) 6-2, 6-3; Treetha Iska (Ind) beat Aayshuree Narendra Bildhaiya (Ind) 6-0, 6-3; Mihika Yadav (Ind) beat Raveena Reddy Somannagari (Ind)6-3, 6-1; Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (Ind) beat Isha Budwal (Ind) 6-3, 6-4; Mahitha Dadi Reddy (Ind) beat Ramya Natrajan (Ind) 6-2, 6-4; Pranjala Yadalapalli (Ind) beat Aastha Dargude (Ind) 6-1, 6-2.

Results – Boy’s singles (First round): Ansu Bhuyan (Ind) beat Jayesh Pungliya (Ind) 0-6, 6-3, 6-1; Timur Khabibulin (Kza) beat Rishab Dev (Ind) 6-1, 6-2; Aditya Deswal (Ind) beat Dhir Gala (Ind) 6-1, 7-5.

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