Gide knocks out fancied Tiwari

Qualifier Rohan Gide took out fourth-seeded Abhijeet Tiwari 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to enter the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Rs. 700,000 AITA-ranking tournament organised by the DDA at the Saket Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Gide next plays another qualifier and Maharashtra state-mate Arjun Kadhe who advanced after Ajai Selvaraj retired hurt while trailing 2-5.

In the women’s singles, sixth seeded Shreya Pasricha survived a scare from Delhi qualifier Aashima Garg before eking out a 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 victory to enter the last eight.

She next plays Amrita Mukjherjee who swept aside Smriti Joon 6-0, 6-1
Results: Second round: Men: Sidharth Rawat bt Suraj Beniwal 7-5, 6-2; Vaidik Munshaw bt Chandril Sood 6-4, 7-5; Rohan Gide bt Abhijeet Tiwari 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Arjun Khade bt Ajai Selvaraj 5-2 (retd); Nitin Kirtane bt Rubal Shandilya 6-2, 6-1; Vignesh Veerbhadran bt Saurav Sukul 6-3, 6-4; Vijay Kannan bt Ronak Manuja 6-4, 7-5; Ashwin Vijayaragavan w/o Ronit Bisht.

Women: Shweta Rana bt Natalia Khaneijo 7-6 (7-2), 6-2; Abhilasha Ahuja bt Vineeta Singh 6-0, 6-2; Amrita Mukherjee bt Smriti Joon 6-0, 6-1; Shreya Pasricha bt Aashima Garg 5-7, 7-5, 6-2; Treta Bhattacharya bt Likitha Shetty 6-3, 6-4; Tarannum Handa bt Priyanka Rawat  6-0 (retd); Manya Nagpal bt Nithyaraj Baburaj 6-3, 6-2;  Nehel Sahni bt  Megha Sehrawat 6-1, 6-0.

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