Top seed and defending champion Natasha Palha of Goa recorded an authoritative 6-4, 6-2 win over Punjab's Nandini Sharma to book her place in the women's title round of the Rs 13 lakh AITA Ranking Anirudh Desai JVPG Tennis Tournament yesterday. She will face 7th seed Rashmi Teltumbde, who beat Sharrmada Baluu 6-4, 6-2.

Meanwhile, city lad Aryan Goveas beat 8th seed Jayesh Pungaliya of Pune 6-4, 7-6 to enter the men's singles semis.