Burman victoriousIn the women's draw too, second seed Shweta Rana was ousted by local girl Shivika Burman 6-3, 7-6(5). Burman was coming back from a nine-month long injury lay-off but that her shoulder was doing just fine was proved by her strong serve and volley game.
In another match Rushmi Chakravorthi thrashed Manya Nagpal 6-2, 6-2. Local girls Treta Bhattacharya and Amrita Mukherjee lost their respective matches in contrasting styles.
While Treta lost after a tough battle to doubles partner Natasha Palha 6-4, 4-6, 2-6; Amrita was meekly shown the door by Bhuvana Kalva of Andhra Pradesh 2-6, 0-6.