Sheethal marches through

Maharashtra’s Parija Maloo returns during her win over Karnataka’s Varunya Chandrashekar in their first round match in Bangalore on Tuesday. DH PHOTO

The Karnataka player swept aside a feeble challenge from Maharashtra’s Anaisha Patch 6-1, 6-0 to make it to the second round.

Other State eves who advanced to the next round were Liza Viplav, Prerna Pratap and Rachita Sarda. Liza created a upset of sorts by routing sixth seed Shrani Gaini of Andhra Pradesh 6-0, 6-0 while fifth seed Prerna overcame team-mate Tanisha Rohira 6-2, 7-5. Rachita Sarda had it easy against Omlata Rai of Uttar Pradesh, seeded eighth, 6-0, 6-2.

Results (first round, prefix number denotes seeding): Men: Timothy Rynold (Ker) bt Anjan Viplav (Kar) 6-4, 6-4; 3-Lakshit Sood (UP) bt Krishik Divakar (Kar) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4); Sujith Sachidanand (Kar) bt Anthony Savio (TN) 6-1, 6-2; 5-Ajai Selvaraj (TN) bt Kiran N Kumar (Kar) 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Doubles: 1-Mithun Murali/ Vijay Prasanth bt Sagar Manjanna/ Vishnu Besta Arvind 6-4, 6-2; Shahbaaz Khan/ Suresh Kumar Kamal bt Neishit Vakil/ Sagar Ahuja 6-3, 6-2; 4-Aaditya Tewari/ Kunal Anand bt Chiranthan KS/ Nishant Rebello 6-2, 6-3; Adit Jain/ Abhilash S bt Lohani M/ Bharat P 6-4, 6-4; Antony/ Elangovan bt Shahul Anwar/ Reynold T 6-3, 6-2; 3-Chandril Sood/ Lakshit S bt Ankit Chopra/ Bharat B 6-3, 6-3; Vishwanath S/ S Sujith bt D Krishek/ V Veera V 6-4, 6-7 (5), 14-12; 2-Vinod Shrishar/ Ajay S bt Amod Wakalkar/ Kiran Kunar 6-4, 6-7 (5), 14-12.

Women: Liza Viplav (Kar) bt 6-Shrani Gaini (AP) 6-0, 6-0; 1-Sheethal Goutham (Kar) bt Anaisha Patch (Mah) 6-1, 6-0; Parija Maloo (Mah) bt Varunya Chandrashekar (Kar) 6-3, 6-0; 5-Prerna Pratap (Kar) bt Tanisha Rohira (Kar) 6-2, 7-5; 4-Sidhu Nila Partheepan (TN)  bt Manya Nagpal (Del) 6-2, 6-2; Rachita Sarda (Kar) bt 8-Omlata Rai (UP) 6-0, 6-2.

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