WTT Contender: Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula transfer to closing spherical of ladies’s singles qualifiers
Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Manika obtained the higher of Romania’s Irina Ciobanu 11-7, 15-13, 11-8 comfortably within the third spherical of ladies’s singles qualifiers
Doha: Star paddler Manika Batra and younger Sreeja Akula moved to the ultimate spherical of the ladies’s singles qualifiers on the WTT Contender after wining their respective matches in Doha on Tuesday.
World No 150 Sreeja prevailed over world quantity 74 Vega Paulina of Chile earlier than the Hyderabad native despatched Thailand’s 87th-ranked Orawan Paranang packing 11-5 11-5 11-6 within the third spherical.
She’s going to now tackle Russia’s Mariia Tailakova within the closing spherical. Tailakova entered the final spherical with a 14-12, 11-8, 11-8 win over India’s Archana Kamath.
Dwelling as much as her repute, Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Manika obtained the higher of Romania’s Irina Ciobanu 11-7, 15-13, 11-8 comfortably within the third spherical of ladies’s singles qualifiers and can face Ganna Gaponova of Ukraine within the final spherical.
Earlier within the closing spherical matches of combined doubles qualifiers, Indian pair of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sutirtha Mukherjee grabbed a spot in the primary draw after a 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 straight-sets victory towards Puerto Rico’s Daniel Gonzalez and Melanie Diaz.
Nonetheless, the nation’s different combined doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Batra did not benefit from an early recreation lead and misplaced out to Russia’s Alexander Shibaev and Polina Mikhailova by a 11-9, 11-13, 11-13, 3-11 scoreline.
Harmeet Desai additionally suffered a 11-9, 11-7, September 11, 8-11, 2-11 defeat towards Russia’s Alexander Shibaev within the third-round match of the lads’s singles qualifiers.
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