Niki Poonacha lifts title at ITF M15 New Delhi Futures : Week of 29th Mar – Indian Tennis Roundup

Our Top 3 players on the men’s side were out of action this week

Our Men’s Futures Circuit continued in New Delhi this week and Niki Poonacha won the singles title beating 3 higher ranked foreign players in the process. Arjun Kadhe won her second consecutive doubles title this time along with Saketh Myneni.

Our women #1 was Ankita Raina played in Dubai but had to withdraw in first round due to minor injury but Riya Bhatia qualified for the main draw and also had her career best win in first round of main draw. Also, 19 year old Humera Baharmus had a very good upset win in first qualifying round against 2019 US open junior singles semi finalist and doubles winner. 

Karman Kaur Thandi made her second consecutive semi finals in Tunisia. She is making good progress after her comeback and will next join our team for Billie Jean King Cup against Latvia. 

These are the results this week- 

ITF circuit

At ITF 25K Dubai –

[Q1] (4) Riya Bhatia (IND,361) bye
[Q1] Humera Baharmus (IND,1222) d. (12) Oksana Selekhmeteva (RUS,540) 61 36 10-4
[Q1] Prerna Bhambri (IND,NR) l. (16) Ji-Hee Choi (KOR,812) 62 06 8-10

[Q2] (4) Riya Bhatia (IND,361) d. Humera Baharmus (IND,1222) 64 63

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,169) l. (Q) Shalimar Talbi (BLR,355) 61 14 retd.
[R1] (Q) Riya Bhatia (IND,361) d. Sofya Lansere (RUS,268) 36 63 63

[R2] (Q) Riya Bhatia (IND,361) l. Anastasia Zakharova (RUS,254) 26 46

Prerna Bhambri in action in Dubai
Riya Bhatia
Ankita Raina

At W15 ITF Tunisia 13A, Monastir –
[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,634) d. Andrea Renee Villarreal (MEX,684) 46 63 75
[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,634) d. (8) Vanda Lukacs (HUN,572) 60 60
[QF] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,634) d. (3) Mallaurie Noel (FRA,505) 61 26 61
[SF] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,634) l. (2) Anna Kubareva (BLR,455) 67(3) 36

At Delhi ITF M15

[R1] (8) Arjun Kadhe (IND,713) d. Dominik Palan (CZE,927) 63 64
[R1] (LL) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,1153) d. Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam (IND,929) 62 60
[R1] Dalibor Svcena (CZE) d. (WC) Rohan Mehra (IND) 63 62
[R1] (7) Luca Castelnuevo (SUI) d. SD Prajwal Dev (IND) 64 63
[R1]  (2) Simon Carr (IRL) d. Aryan Goveas 60 61
[R1] (Q )Alexander Kotzen (USA) d. WC-Chiragh Duhan 63 60

[R1]  (6) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,666) d. (LL)Preston Brown (USA,1675) 63 63
[R1]  (5) Jonathan Mridha (SWE,584) d. (Q) Suraj R Prabodh (IND,1448) 63 63

[R1] (Q) Aadhitya Muthu Senthilkumar (IND,1355) l. Zsombor Velcz (HUN,1755) 46 16
[R1] Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND,1402) l. Marco Brugnerotto (ITA,887) 46 75 46

[R1] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,861) d. (WC) Nishant Dabas (IND,NR) 64 36 62

[R2] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,861) d. Filip Bergevi (SWE,731) 64 64

[R2] (LL) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,1153) l. (3) Aidan Mchugh (GBR,544) 75 67(5) 67(7)
[R2] (8) Arjun Kadhe (IND,713) l. (Q) Alexander Kotzen (USA,1003) 06 46
[R2] (WC) Fardeen Qamar (IND,NR) l. (4) Oliver Crawford (USA,576) 26 16
[R2] (6) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,666) l. Zsombor Velcz (HUN,1755) 36 26

[QF] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,861) d. Lorenzo Bocchi (ITA,757) 63 67(4) 63
[SF] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,861) d. Dalibor Svrcina (CZE,863) walkover 
[F] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,861) d. (4) Oliver Crawford (USA,576) 63 76(5)

Men’s Singles Winner – Niki Poonacha
Men’s Doubles Winner – Arjun Kadhe/Saketh Myneni

Sasi Kumar Mukund continued in Egypt but got upset in a 3 set match in first round.

At Sharm El Sheikh 13A M15, Egypt

[R1] (1) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,314) l. Mattia Bellucci (ITA,983) 46 62 36

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