KOCHI: Former National champion Nitten Kirtane of Maharashtra, a wild card here, upset sixth-seeded Chandril Sood (UP) 6-4, 6-2 on his way to the men’s pre-quarterfinals in the Lotus Trophy AITA all-India ranking tennis tournament at the Regional Sports Centre on Monday.

Top-seeded P.C. Vignesh of Andhra Pradesh defeated qualifier Kamal Surana 7-5, 6-3 while Akash Wagh, a wild card, ended the hopes of Kerala champion Rynold Timothy, a semifinalist here last year, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The results (first round):

Men: P.C. Vignesh bt Kamal Surana 7-5, 6-3; Shabash Khan bt Amod Wakalkar 6-4, 6-2; V. Vignesh bt Yogesh Paughat 6-4, 6-1; Akash Wagh bt Rynold Timothy 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Naveen Sai bt Binoj Mani 6-1, 6-0; Lakshit Sood bt V.V. Venkatesh 6-1, 6-2; Mohd. Fariz bt Prasanth Sawath 6-3, 6-1; Vikram Reddy bt Tariq Jacob 6-2, 6-3; Abijith Tiwari bt Prateek Bhambri 2-6, 6-2, 6-0; Nitten Kirtane bt Chandril Sood 6-4, 6-2; Adit Jain bt Neeraj Elangovan 6-2, 6-1; Rishab Dev Raman bt K.S. Arun 6-0, 6-2.

Women: Sansita Nandakumar bt Gaini Sharani 6-0, 6-0; Natasha Palha bt Nithyaraj Baburaj 6-3, 6-1; Nehal Sahini bt Vidhya Bharath 6-2, 6-2; Deepna Vazirani bt Shardda Dali 6-7, 6-0, 7-5; Amreen Choudhary bt Anjali Jaindhan 6-1, 6-1; Kesika Jayabalan bt Renjitha Rajiv 6-0, 6-0; Harshini Reddy bt Amala Warrick 6-1, 6-2; Soumya Palumati bt Sneha Susan Thomas 4-1 (concd.); P. Sandhy Kaur bt Sagarika Phadke 7-5, 7-6(6); Mariam Lubna bt Bhavya D. Shah 6-2, 6-1; Saiyali Belari bt Utra Venkatesh 6-2, 6-0; Gopika Kapoor bt Preetika Sanjai 6-0, 6-0; Prerna Pratap bt Mariya John 6-0, 6-0; Yamini Reddy bt Alisha Razvi 6-2, 6-0. — Principal Correspondent

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