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Bhuvana Kalva enters finals Central of AITA Grass Court Tennis Cham

Posted on Feb 09, 11:26AM | UNI

Kolkata, Feb 8 : Dream run for qualifier Bhuvana Kalva from Andhra Pradesh continues as she enters the finals of the Women's Singles, at the ongoing Central Excise Open AITA Grass Court Tennis Championship 2013, been held at the grass courts of the Central Excise Athletic Club and the Dalhousie Athletic Club.

Kalva grabs the opening set with two breaks of serve in less than 40 minutes. Treta Bhattacharya in the second set was trailing by 2-3, from where she pulled her game three folds and won 4 consecutive games, to win the set and level the match.

In the decider, Kalva seemed to outplay the local hope, as the former took a solid lead of 5-0, where Bhattacharya manages to pull a game in her favour, making it 1-5.

Here Kalva gave no opportunities to the only remaining representative from Bengal, as Kalva closed the match by winning the decider 6-1. Kalva faces top seed Natasha Palha from Goa, in the finale.

In Men's section, top seed from Maharashtra, Nitten Kirrtane outclasses 7th seeded Ronak Manuja in a close 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1. Kirrtane will face 5th seed from Tamil Nadu, Jayaprakash Mohit Mayur in the title clash.

Top seeds in women's Doubles, Treta Bhattacharya and Natasha Palha, wins the crown in straight sets, against Amrita Mukherjee and Bhuvana Kalva, by 6-4, 6-4. Today's Results:

Mens Singles (Semi Final)

Nitten Kirrtane (MAH)(1) bt Ronak Manuja (MAH)(7) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1, Jayaprakash Mohit Mayur (TN)(5) bt Saurav Sukul (2) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Womens Singles (Semi Final)

Natasha Palha (GOA)(1) bt Nithya Raj Babu Raj (TN) 6-3, 6-3

Bhuvana Kalva (AP) bt Treta Bhattacharya (7) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Ladies Doubles (Final) Treta Bhattacharya and Natasha Palha (GOA)(1) bt Amrita

Mukherjee and Bhuvana Kalva (AP) 6-4, 6-4.