Kolkata, Mar 2 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Top seed in women’s singles Shivika Burman was defeated in the pre-quarters of the Women’s Singles at the National Jute Board National Grasscourt Championships at Calcutta South Club court Wednesday.
In the pre-quarter finals of the day Srivaishnavi Peddy of Andhra Pradesh required 87 minutes to oust the top seed. In the first set Vaishanavi broke Shivika in the fourth and eight games. In the second set Burman was broken in the sixth she broke back but failed to retain in the twelfth.
In the men’s section, defending Champion Ashutosh Singh of Delhi, unseeded here this time, kept on course for the title.
He ousted third seed Mithun Murali 7-5,6-4 in one hundred and fifteen minutes.
Singh broke Murali in the fourth game but was broken back in the seventh. Finally in the twelfth game Singh manage to break Murali and took the set at 7-5. In the second set the lone break happened in the tenth game and Singh won 6-4.
Veteran Sonal Phadke of Mumbai defeated eighth-seed and Shalaka Uddur Manjunath of Karnataka 6-2,6-1 in 65 minutes. In the first set Sonal broke Shalaka in the first and seventh games to take the set at 6-2.
Following are the results of of matches played on Wednesday:
Men’s Singles Pre Quarter Finals : Akash Wagh (Mah) beat Abhijeet Tiwari (Cg)(Q) 6-1,6-3; Yannick Nelord (Dli)(5) beat Sagar Manjanna (Kar) 6-4,6-2; Asutosh Singh (Dli) beat Mithun Murali (TN)(3) 7-5,6-4; S. Tejesvi (AP) beat Shantanu Rajput (Dli) 6-4,7-5; Saurav Sukul (WB)(7) beat Vinod Kumar Sewa (WB) 6-3,2-6,7-5; Ajai Selvaraj (TN)(4) beat Tejas Chaukalkar (Mah) 7-6(7-5),6-4; Krishna Suresh (AP) beat Shahbaaz Khan (Mah) 6-2,6-2; P.C. Vignesh (AP)(2) beat Maninder Singh (Har)(Q) 6-0.
Women’s Singles Pre Quarter Finals : Srivaishnavi Peddireddy (AP)(Q) beat Shivika Burman (WB)(1) 6-2,7-5; Gopika Kapoor (Dli)(5) beat Ankita Bhatia (Har) 5-7,6-3,6-2; Kyra Firdaus Shroff (Mah)(3)(WC) beat Dipti Srivastava (WB) 6-2,6-0; Treta Bhattacharyya (WB)(6) beat Amrita Mukherjee (WB)(WC) 6-2,6-3; Sonal Phadke (Mah)(Q) beat Shalaka Uddur Manjunath (Kar)(8) 6-2,6-1; Rishika Sunkara (Dli)(Q) beat Nithyaraj Baburaj (TN) 6-3,6-3; Preethi Srinivasan (TN) beat Prarthana Prathap (Kar) 6-2,7-5; Aishwarya Agarwal (MP)(Q) beat. Mohana Sarker (WB)(WC) 6-0,6-0.
(Reporting by Manik Banerjee)