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Kadhe, Bhambri cruise into Round 2

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Published : Oct 4, 2017, 12:42 am IST
Updated : Oct 4, 2017, 12:43 am IST

In the women’s section, second seed Sai Samhitha Chamarthi eased past Shreya Tatavarthy from Andhra Pradesh 6-4, 6-1.

Arjun Kadhe en route to his 6-1, 6-1 win over Jatin Dahiya in the first round.
 Arjun Kadhe en route to his 6-1, 6-1 win over Jatin Dahiya in the first round.

New Delhi: Qualifier Arjun Kadhe opened his main draw campaign on a strong note as he demolished Delhi’s Jatin Dahiya 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round of the Fenesta Open national tennis championship at the RK Khanna Stadium here on Tuesday.

Kadhe, who spent a few years playing college tennis in the United States, has added variety to his game and played solid tennis, with the potent serve standing out.

“I started well and kept it simple. I have been focusing on fitness and that has helped me perform better. I am happy to have moved to the next round,”said Kadhe.

Tamil Nadu’s former champion Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash faced little resistance from Anirudh Chandrasekhar before winning 6-3, 6-1.

Other winners included Paramveer Singh Bajwa and Armaan Bhatia. Paramveer beat Yuvraj Singh 6-2, 6-4 and Armaan outwitted Abhishek Gaur 7-6 (9/7), 6-4.

Upcoming Nitin Kumar Sinha from Bengal outlasted P. Vignesh 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.

In the women’s section, second seed Sai Samhitha Chamarthi eased past Shreya Tatavarthy from Andhra Pradesh 6-4, 6-1.

“I played well and was aggressive in the first set. I could not break serve but played a good second set and am happy to have cleared the round,” Sai Samitha said.

Local girl and six-time national champion Prerna Bhambri made full use of familiarity with conditions as she showed no mercy to Snehal Mane. The Delhi girl won 6-0, 6-1. In another match, Tanisha Kashyap prevailed over Shrishti Das 6-3, 6-0.

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