Not one of the different males’s and girls’s singles Indian desk tennis gamers within the qualifiers managed to progress to the principle draw.
India’s blended doubles desk tennis pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra fell in need of qualifying for the WTT Star Contender 2021 in Doha after dropping their second-round qualifier in opposition to Mexico’s Marcos Madrid and Yadira Silva.
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra acquired a bye within the first spherical and wanted to win the second spherical to get into the principle draw. The Indian duo, nevertheless, misplaced the match 3-1.
Each Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra, although, shall be concerned in males’s and girls’s singles respectively after securing direct entry as top-ranked males’s and girls’s gamers from the nation.
Sharath Kamal is world No. 32 in males’s desk tennis rankings whereas Manika Batra sits at No. 63 within the girls’s leaderboard. World No. 37 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, in males’s singles, would be the solely different Indian concerned in the principle draw.
All different Indians taking part in the qualifiers additionally struck out.
In males’s singles, Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai didn’t get previous the primary spherical of qualifiers, dropping to Japan’s Mizuki Oikawa and Ukraine’s Yevhen Pryshchepa respectively.
World No 99 Anthony Amalraj misplaced his match 3-1 whereas world No. 73 Harmeet Desai went down 4-0.
Girls’s singles, in the meantime, noticed Diya Chitale, Archana Kamath and Sreeja Akula bow out within the first spherical itself.
World No. 95 Sutirtha Mukherjee and world No. 131 Ahyika Mukherjee received their first spherical matches and progressed to the second spherical.
Their run, although, ended there. Sutirtha squandered a two-set benefit in opposition to South Korea’s Hayeong Kim to lose 3-2 whereas Romania’s Irina Ciobanu ended Ahyika’s run, beating her 3-0.
There are three qualifying rounds in singles and two qualifying rounds in doubles on the WTT Star Contender Doha.
The primary draw of the WTT Star Contender Doha runs from March 8 to 13.