Nepal crash out of singles events

- Post Report, Lalitpur

Feb 8, 2018-

None of the five Nepali players in fray for the singles quarter-finals  survived in the Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Circuit 1 Tournament at the Satdobato  Lawn Tennis Court on Wednesday.

Prerana Koirala, Anne Mathema, Ira Rawat and Mahika Rana all lost in the  girls’ singles pre-quarterfinals, while the only representative for Nepal  in the boys’ singles pre-quarterfinals also crashed out.

Koirala lost to Rutuja Chaphalkar of the USA 6-2, 6-3, Mathema was  subdued by Srinidhi Sridhar of India 7-6 (5), 6-3, Rawat went down 6-3,  6-0 against Chui Kei Leung of Hong Kong and Rana was overpowered by  Yiming Dand of China 6-0, 6-2. Khanal also suffered a 6-3, 6-0 defeat  against Jaishvin Sidana of India.

The hosts suffered the same fate in doubles event as well on Wednesday as  Mahika and her twin sister Mayanka were dumped out in the girls’ doubles  by Indian pair of Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa and Punyatoya Mohapatra 6-3, 6-3.  Koirala teamed up with the American Rutuja Chaphalkar but were outplayed  by the pair of Chui Kei Leung of Hong Kong and Sanya Singh of India 6-3,  6-2. Another Nepali player Prakriti Shrestha teamed up with Srinidi  Sridhar but lost 6-4, 6-3 to India’s Smriti Bhasan and Hrudaya Shah.

Published: 08-02-2018 09:18

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