New Delhi: Former national champion Isha
Lakhani and Sanaa Bhambri advanced to the second round of the
USD 10,000 ITF Futures women`s tournament after straight set
wins here today.
Third seed Isha defeated a fighting wild card Shweta Rana
6-4 6-2 while fifth seed Sanaa ousted Armenia`s Ani Amiraghyan
6-0 7-6(3) in their first round matches at DLTA complex.
Also advancing among Indians were sixth seed Parija
Maloo, Parul Goswami, Rishika Sunkara and qualifier Sheethal
Parija defeated Prerna Bhambri 6-3 6-3 while Parul
advanced after fourth seed Rushmi Chakravarthy opted out of
contest. Parul was leading 5-2 in the first set when Rashmi
Rishika outplayed fellow qualifier Likitha Shetty 6-2 6-1
and Sheethal made a spirited comeback to beat Aishwarya
Agrawal 4-6 6-0 7-5.