SPORT

Karishma ousts Samrita

NEW DELHI, AUG. 21. Karishma Patel knocked out seventh-seeded Samrita Sekar 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the qualifying phase of the $25,000 ITF women's tennis tournament at the DLTA courts here on Saturday.

The other seeded casualty of the day was Po-Kuen Lam of Hong Kong.

The results (Indians unless stated):

Singles (qualifying, first round): Kumiko Iijuma (Jpn) bt Parul Goswami 6-4, 6-3; Yoo-Mi Jung (Kor) bt Katie Miles (GBr) 6-2, 6-0; Sandhya Nagraj bt Anupama Rajur 6-2, 6-4; Soo Mi Yoo (Kor) bt Rebecca Fong (Gbr) 6-2, 6-3; Orawan Lamangthong (Tha) bt Nandini Perumal 7-6 (4), 7-5; Cassandra Barr (Aus) bt Chirshantha Rajur 6-1, 6-1; Naoko Horikawa (Jpn) bt Sheethal Goutham 5-7, 6-4, 6-1; Yi Chen (Tpe) bt Varanya Vijuksanaboon (Tha) 7-6 (4), 6-1; Mari Inque (Jpn) bt Ryoko Watanabe (Jpn) 6-1, 6-2; Iciri Rai bt Vishika Chhetri 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1; Geeta Manohar bt Julia Dziedzic (Aus) 7-5, 6-4; Karishma Patel bt Samrita Sekar 6-1, 7-5; Lata Assudani bt Rati Kumar 6-1, 6-1; I-Hsuan Hwang (Tpe) bt Po-Kuen Lam (Hkg) 6-1, 6-2; Punam Reddy bt Preeti Rao 6-1, 6-2.