Ashvarya, Ankita into second round of ITF women`s

New Delhi: India`s Ashvarya Shrivastava and Ankita Raina registered contrasting wins to enter into the second round of the USD 10,000 ITF women`s tournament.

Ashvarya, seeded fourth in the tournament, ended the challenge of South Korea`s Jung-Yoon Shin 7-5 6-2 while seventh seeded Ankita defeated compatriot Vaniya Dangwal 6-4, 6-3 at the DLTA Complex.

Ashvarya will next play the winner of the match between Patricia Haas of Austria and India`s Gopika Kapoor while Ankita will lock horns with China`s Zhaoxuan Yang, who made short work of Indian qualifier Prarthana G Thombare 6-1 6-1.

In another first round match, qualifier Nimisha Mohan outclassed wildcard entrant Smriti Joon 6-0, 6-2.



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