Hyderabad’s Akansha cruises into semis

By Author  |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 11th Jan 2018  10:35 pmUpdated: 12th Jan 2018  7:26 pm

Hyderabad: Top seed Akansha Bhan defeated city girl Shrivalli Rashmikaa 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the girls’ singles quarterfinal match of the ITF Juniors Grade 2 tennis tournament at New Delhi on Thursday.

In a game that went to three sets, Akansha Bhan lost the first set but came back strongly to take the next two sets and win the match.

In the other quarterfinal match, Ameneni Shivani retired hurt midway through the second set against Mai Nirundorn of Thailand, consequently handing the Thai the victory.

Results: Akansha Bhan (1) bt Shrivalli Rashmikaa 3-6,6-1,6-2; Mai Nirundorn (THA) (2) bt Ameneni Shivani (5) 6-1,2-1 retired.