Ludhiana: Sharmada Balu knocked out the top-seeded Shweta Rana 6-2, 6-3 in the women’s semifinals of the AITA ranking tennis tournament at the Harvest Academy, Jassowal, on July 15.
In the final, Sharmada will take on Bhuvana Kalva, who got past the second-seeded Nupur Kaul in straight sets.
The results: Men (semifinals): G.P. Prajnesh bt Saurabh Dilip Patil 6-2, 6-1; Suraj Beniwal bt Digvijay Singh Mehta 6-4, 6-2.
Women (semifinals): Sharmada Balu bt Shweta Rana 6-2, 6-3; Bhuvana Kalva bt Nupur Kaul 7-5, 6-3. Doubles (final): Natasha Palha and and Bhuvana Kalva bt Shweta Rana and Sharmada Balu 6-2, 6-3.