Solapur, December 8: Maharashtra player Akansha Nitture justified the organiser’s decision of awarding her a wild card as she shocked fifth seeded Mihika Yadav in the first round of the singles at the Jamshri Solapur Open being played at the MSLTA Solapur District Complex
 Nitture a junior who reached the quarter final of a similar event at Bengaluru last week continued her splendid run In the womens professional event shocking another youngster and fifth seeded Mihika Yadav 6-0, 6-4 and making it to the last 16 stage
Later Nitture tied up with Pooja Ingale yo upset fourth seeded pair of Arthi Muniyan and Singaporean Sarah Pang 6-3 6-2 and enter the quarter finals


Top seeded Rutuja Bhosale scored a easy 6-2 ,6-2 win over Sharmada Balu while second seeded Zeel Desai struggled a bit losing the first set and then coming back to get past Avishka Gupta 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
In another three setter encounter eighth seeded Elena Jamshidi of Denmark came back from loss of the first set to get past junior player Sudipta Kumar 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.


Following are the Results: Singles: First Round

Rutuja Bhosale (IND) [1] bt Sharmada Balu (IND) 6-2, 6-2 Zeel Desai (IND) [2] bt Avishka Gupta (IND) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND) [3] bt Anusha Kondaveeti (IND) 6-2, 6-3 Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) [4] bt Kashish Bhatia (IND) 6-0, 6-4 (WC)Akanksha Nitture (IND) bt Mihika Yadav (IND) [5] 6-0, 6-4 Sathwika Sama (IND) [7] bt Jagmeet Kaur Grewal (IND) 7-5, 6-1 Elena Jamshidi (DEN) [8] bt Sudipta Kumar (IND)2-6, 6-1, 6-4 Nidhi Chilumula (IND) bt Yubarani Banerjee (IND) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sai Samhitha Chamarthi (IND) bt Niditra Rajmohan (IND) 6-2, 6-3 Saumya Vig (IND) bt (WC)Bela Tamhankar (IND) 7-6(5) 6-3


Doubles: First Round

Pooja Ingale (IND) /Akanksha Dileep Nitture (IND) bt Arthi Muniyan (IND) [4] /Sarah Pang (SGP) 6-3 6-2 Sai Samhitha Chamarthi (IND) /Soha Sadiq (IND) bt Farhat Aleen Qamar (IND) /Yubarani Banerjee (IND) 6-2 6-1 Kashish Bhatia,/ Bela Tamhankar bt Shria Atture (USA) / Smriti Bhasin 6-3 6-2.

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