Sunkara, five others in quarterfinals of Asian Jr Ch`ship
Seventh seed Indian Rishika Sunkara registered a facile 6-0, 6-1 victory over compatriot Abhilasha Ahuja to enter the girls` singles quarterfinal in the Asian Junior Tennis Championship.
New Delhi: Seventh seed Indian Rishika Sunkara registered a facile 6-0, 6-1 victory over compatriot Abhilasha Ahuja to enter the girls` singles quarterfinal in the Asian Junior Tennis Championship.
Sunkara started on an attacking note in the pre-quarterfinal match and continued to dominate throughout the lop-sided encounter at the RK Khanna Complex.
Another Indian, Ankita Raina survived several anxious moments before getting the better of Pakistan`s Ushna Suhail 7-6, 6-4, while 10th seed Indian Kyra Shroff easily got past compatriot Anushka Bhargava 6-2, 6-2.
Andya Naik, Natasha Palha and Sharon Sanchana Paul are the other Indian girls to make it to the quarterfinal of the tournament, which is also a test event for the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games.
Naik pulled off an upset by beating 16th seed Tanaporbn Thongsing of Thailand 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, while Palha defeated Japanese Ayaka Okuno 7-5, 6-1.
Paul, seeded 15th, beat another Japanese Riko Sawayanagi 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to enter the final-eight stage.
Results of Girls singles (Rd III):
Rishika Sunkara (IND)  beats Abhilasha Ahuja (IND) 6-0, 6-1 Kyra Shroff (IND)  beats Anushka Bhargava (IND) 6-2, 6-2 Eri Hozumi (JPN)  beats Nova Patel (IND) 6-3, 6-1 Lin ZHU (CHN)  beats Sharmada Balu(IND)7-5, 3-6, 6-2 Andya Naik(IND) beats Tanaporbn THONGSING (THA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Zhaoxeuan Yang (CHN)  beats Bhuvana Kalva (IND) 6-1, 6-1 Miyu Kato (JPN)  beats Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy (IND) 6-1, 6-2
Zi Yang (CHN)  beats Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-2, 6-3 Sabina Sharipova (UZB)  beats Shweta Rana (IND) 6-0, 6-1 Ankita Raina (IND)  beats Ushna Suhail (PAK) 7-6, 6-4 Napatsakorn Sankaew (THA)  beats Natalla Khaniejo (IND) 6-1, 6-1
Ran TIAN (CHN)  beats Vaniya Dangwal (IND) 6-1, 6-0 Miho KOWASE (JPN)  beats Prarthana G Thombare (IND) 6-0, 6-2
Li-Yun Tan (SIN) beats Aishwarya Agrawal (IND) 6-0, 6-3 Natasha Palha (IND) beats Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 7-5, 6-1 Sharon Sanchana Paul (IND)  beats Riko Sawayanagi (JPN) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.