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Prarthana in semis

Kolkata, Nov 29, 2012, PTI:

Seventh seed Prarthana Thombare upset second seed Rutuja Bhosale 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in a thriller to set up a semifinal clash against third seed Rishika Sunkara in the NBCC ITF Women’s tournament here on Thursday.

Rishika in her singles quarterfinals, avenged her defeat in the National’s final against Prerna Bhamnbri with a fine 6-4, 6-0 win.

The only foreign entry left in the fray, Katherine IP from Hongkong, ended Eetee Maheta’s dream run with a straight set win 6-2, 7-4 in another last eight match.


Shweta Rana defeated fourth seed Ankita Raina 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to enter the semis.

Meanwhile, Kyra Shroff compensated her early exit from the singles and entered the doubles finals with Aranxta Andrady, beating Anushka Brargava and Bhuvana Kalva 6-4, 6-2.

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