SPORT

Chirashanthi rallies well

BANGALORE Sept. 6. Mysore lass Chirashanthi Rajur showed lot of pluck as she battled her way into the second qualifying round with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Marutha Devi in the Indian Oil Servo ITF Futures women's Circuit tennis championship here today.

In another three-setter, Sandri Gangothri defeated Alice Joy 6-0, 3-6, 6-2, while Sandra Sasidharan prevailed over local girl Amoolya Raghunath 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.

The final set of qualifying matches will be played on Sunday.

The results (qualifying first round): K. Pooja bt Harpreet Gill 6-1, 6-0; Latha Asudani bt Rati Kumar 7-5, 6-3; Sandri Gangothri bt Alice Joy 6-0, 3-6, 6-2; Sandhya Nagaraj bt Saiswapna 6-4, 6-2; Anupama Rajur bt Naina Karsolia 6-3, 6-4; Chirashanthi Rajur bt Marutha Devi 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; Jhanvi Sunderrajan bt Farah Mahmood 6-0, 6-0; Saranya Pattabhi bt Sukirti Patnaik 6-2, 6-0; Ragini Vimal bt Pooja Shetty 6-4, 6-2; Vishika Chetri bt Bharathi Parthsarahty 6-3, 6-1;Sandra Sasidharan bt Amoolya Raghunath 6-0, 3-6, 6-2; S. Preethi bt Pallavi Sharma 6-0, 6-0.

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