WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make profitable begins in qualifying

WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make profitable begins in qualifying

Whereas World No 95 Sutirtha registered a dominating 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 victory over Ala Mohamed of Qatar, World No 131 Ahyika notched up a straightforward 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 win towards Qatar’s Maha Faramarzi.

WTT Star Contender Doha: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ahyika Mukherjee make winning starts in qualifying

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Doha: Indian paddlers Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ahyika Mukherjee began their marketing campaign at WTT Star Contender Doha with snug victories within the first spherical of the ladies’s singles qualifying occasion on Saturday.

Whereas World No 95 Sutirtha registered a dominating 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 victory over Ala Mohamed of Qatar, World No 131 Ahyika notched up a straightforward 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 win towards Qatar’s Maha Faramarzi.

Bronze medallist on the recently-concluded Nationwide Championship, Sreeja Akula went down combating in a five-gamer towards Japan’s Sakura Yokoi.

Akula was trailing 2-1 earlier than making a robust comeback to make it 2-2. Nevertheless, the Indian could not maintain the momentum and misplaced the match 12-10, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 6-11.

In a while Saturday, Diya Chitale and Archana Kamath will probably be in motion within the girls’s singles qualifying spherical one.

Amongst males, World No 73 Harmeet Desai and World No 99 Anthony Amalraj will start their marketing campaign within the first spherical within the singles qualifying.

Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who’re ranked 32 and 37 on the earth respectively, have obtained direct entry into the lads’s singles fundamental draw whereas World No 63 Manika Batra has additionally earned a spot within the girls’s singles fundamental draw.

Within the mixed-doubles class, the Indian pair of Manika and Sharath have obtained a bye within the first qualifying spherical. The duo will start its marketing campaign on Sunday.

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