City playerÂ Rajeshree Jaiswal stormed into theÂ the singles semis in Gondwana Club- MOIL Above 35 Women’s Open Tennis Championship on Saturday. Apart from Jaiswal Â Manisha Mehta of Ahmedabad, Aarti Ganesh of Bengaluru and Neelam Chopda of Indore entered the semis.
Barring Jaiswalâ€™s quarterfinal clash, all the other matches were one sided affair.Â Jaiswal was challenged on every front by Mumbaiâ€™s Jyotsana Patel. In the quarters Rajeshree quelled the challenge of Jyotsna Patel of Mumbai 7-5.In doubles event,Â Jaiswal recordedÂ a convincing win i. Partnering with Manisha Mehta, she got the better of the pair of Jyotsna Patel and Neelam Agrawal 6-0. In the second round, the duo of Jaiswal-Mehta sidelined Neha Shah and Aarti with the same margin. Earlier in singles pre-quarterfinals, two Nagpur players Bhakti Bhatanagar and Priyanka Singhania crashed out.
Singles (QF: Rajeshree Jaiswal (Nagpur) bt Jyotsana Patel (Mumbai) 7-5; Manisha Mehta (Ahmedabad) bt Neelam Agrawal (Hyderabad) 6-3; Aarti Ganesh (Bangalore) bt Neha Shaha (Baroda) 6-0; Neelam Chopda (Indore) bt Kashish Shah 6-1
Doubles Uround 2): Rajeshree Jaiswal / Manisha Mehta bt Neha Shaha / Aarti Ganesh 6-1; Neelam Chopda / Kashish ShahaÂ Â bt Chandrakala Prasad / Kim Alexander 6-0.