Sheethal marches through

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.