Thombre hoping to make amends in tennis meet

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, August 03, 2014 | 6:46:19 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Top seed Prarthana Thombre, who lost to wild card entrant Thandi Kumar Kaur at Delhi in the very first round will be keen to make amends in the ITF Zuari Garden City Open women's tennis tournament that gets underway here Monday.

Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Top seed Prarthana Thombre, who lost to wild card entrant Thandi Kumar Kaur at Delhi in the very first round will be keen to make amends in the ITF Zuari Garden City Open women's tennis tournament that gets underway here Monday.

The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association was a beehive of activity Sunday with all the main draw players getting a feel of the courts.

The player to watch will be Aussie qualifier Abbie Meyers, a quarter-finalist in the Delhi event where she lost to wild card Snehadevi Reddy, but exacted revenge here Saturday in the final qualifiers.

Meyers had accounted for top seed Lertataksanchai from Thailand in the second round at Delhi and is slated to take on Rutuja Bhosle, ranked 998 while second seed Al Nabhani of Oman has drawn qualifier Arthi Muniyan.

Earlier, the last two qualifiers went to the wire. Top seeded Srishti Salaria made heavy weather of her contest against Swetha Sree Hari, losing the first set on tie-breaker, but took the second comfortably before wasting three match points in the third that she eventually won in the tie-break after a 150-minute battle.

Malaysian Theiviya Selvarajoo also rallied from a set deficit to put it across Simran Kaur Sethi.

Results (qualifiers, final round): Sai Samhitha Chamarathi (Ind) bt Ashima Garg (Ind) 6-0, 6-3; Rishika Ravindran (Ind) bt Shivani Manjanna (Ind) 6-2, 6-1; Moulika Ram (Ind) bt Amla Amol Warrick (Ind) 6-1, 6-3; Nithya Raj Babu Raj (Ind)bt Praveen Shivekar (Ind) 6-2, 6-4; Abbie Meyers (Aus) bt Snehadevi S Reddy (Ind) 6-4, 7-6 (4); Arthi Muniyan (Ind) bt Soha Sadiq 6-3, 6-0; Theiviya Selvarajoo (Mas) bt Simran Kaur Sethi (Ind) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; Srishti Salaria (Ind) bt Swetha Sree Hari (Ind) 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (2).

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  40

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Sports Articles Index

  

Articles in National, Sports

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.