Wild card Sipaeya ousts seeded Mithun

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Mumbai, Feb 1 (PTI) Former Davis Cupper and wild cardentrant Sunil Sipaeya of Haryana shocked third seed MithunMurali of Tamil Nadu in straight sets 7-5 6-4 to enter themen''s singles second round of the Rs 10 lakh Videocon AllIndia Open Tennis Championship.

The jinx for seeded players continued as second seedAditya Madkekar, nursing a shoulder injury, joined Murali onthe sidelines when he conceded the match to state rivalShabaaz Khan after trailing 1-4 in the opening set.

In women''s category, Gujarat''s unseeded Vaibhavi Trivedishut out eighth seed Shruti Archita from Maharashtra 6-4 6-0to enter the quarterfinal.

In anothert match, fifth seed Zainab Sajjad of AP beatHaryana''s Ankita Bhatia 7-6(4) 6-4 to earn a shot at TN''sSharon Paul, who blanked Maharashtra''s Sayli Bilhare 6-0 6-0in the quarter final. (More) PTI SSR VKV CM

Results: Men''s singles (1st round): 1-P C Vignesh (AP) bt PulkitMishra (Del) 6-2 6-0; S V Abhishek (AP) bt Amod Wakalkar (Mah)6-1 6-3; 8-A S Suresh(AP) bt Bharat Bhardwaj (HAR) 6-4 6-3;Sunil Sipaeya (Har) bt 3-Mithun Murali (TN) 7-5 6-4; SagarAhuja (Mah) bt Vishnu Arvind (AP) 6-1 7-6(2); Nikunj Siwach(Goa) bt Saurabh Patil (Mah) 6-4 6-0.

5-Nitin Kirrtane (Mah) bt Chandril Sood (UP) 6-4 6-1;7-Kunal Anand (Del) bt Maninder Singh (Har) 6-1 6-2; ArjunKhade (Mah) bt Kartik N Sai (AP) 6-2 6-1; 4-Yanick Nelord(Del) bt Ajai Selvaraj (TN) 6-3 6-1; Ajay Yadav bt Jay Soni(Gujarat) 7-5 6-4; Rajat Maheshwar (Mah) bt Adit Jain (Del)6-4 6-2.

Vignesh Veerabhadran (TN) bt Deepinder Bains (Chd) 4-66-2 6-2; 6-Rohan Gide (Mah) bt Lakshit Sood (UP) 6-4 6-1;Saurav Sukul (Ben) bt Rubal Shandilya (Del) 6-3 6-1; ShabaazKhan (Mah) bt 2-Aditya Madkekar (Mah) 4-1 (Conceded)

Women''s singles: (pre-quarter finals): 6-Natasha Palha(Goa) bt Tepper Anneliese (AUS) 6-2 6-4; Sharon Paul (TN) btSayli Bilhare (Mah) 6-0 6-0; 5-Zainab Sajjad (AP) bt AnkitaBhatia (Har) 7-6(4) 6-4; Vaibhavi Trivedi (Gujarat) bt8-Shruti Archita (Mah) 6-4 6-0.

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