Preeti beats Akshatha to advance

Preeti scored a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 win over Andhra Pradesh’s Akshatha Ananth in her first round match.

In the under-14 category, top-seeded Dhruthi T Venugopal scored over State-mate Nupur Umashanker 6-2, 6-0 to enter the second round.

Results, first round: Girls, under-16: R Binu (TN) bt Karman Kaur (Del) 6-4, 6-3; Preeti Ujjini (Kar) bt Akshatha Ananth (AP) 6-1, 6-4; Danya Madhugale (SL) bt Apurva V Barate (Mah) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; SP Riju (Kar) bt Varunya Chandrashekar (Kar) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

U-14: Dhruthi T Venugopal (Kar) bt Nupur Umashankar (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; Y Pranjala bt Bhavani Bala Kumar 6-1, 6-2; Pragati Nataraj bt Dhwani Kumar 6-3, 6-0; Kumaran Sendil Kumar bt Shameena A 6-4, 7-5; Sambhavi bt Moulika Ram B 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

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