Ratnika out; Rishika, Aishwarya score crushing wins
New Delhi: National champion Ratnika Batra suffered a shock defeat but Rishika Sunkara and Aishwarya Agarwal bulldozed their respective rivals to book their second round berth in the girls event of the ITF Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships.
Seventh seed Rishika blasted past Vasundhra Raju 6-0, 6-0 while Aishwarya blanked compatriot Parminder Kaur in her first round match of the Test event for Commonwealth Games at RK Khanna Tennis Stadium.
However, Ratnika made an early exit with a 3-6, 1-6 defeat at the hands of wild card Adnya Naik.
Other Indians who advanced to the second round include Nova Patel, Samrada Ballu, Anushka Bhargava, Abhilasha Ahuja and Sri Vaishnavi Pedde Reddy.
Nova came from behind to beat Sowjanya Bavisetti 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 while Ankita scored an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over compatriot Megha Sehrawat.
5th seed Lin Zhu (CHN) beat Zainab Ali Sajjad (IND) 6-2, 6-3 Miho Kowase (JPN) beat Kanika Vaidya (IND) 7-6, 6-3 Sharmada Ballu (IND) beats Sanae Ota (JPN) 6-3, 6-2 Tanapom Thongsing [THA] beat Smriti Joon [IND] 6-0, 6-2 Nao Hibino [JPN] beat Nidhi Chilumula [IND] 6-1, 6-0 Zhaoxuan Yang [CHN] beat Ikttesh Chahal [IND] 6-0, 6-0 Ushma Suhail [PAK] beat Namita BAL 6-1, 6-2 Li-Yun Stefanie Tan (SIN) beats Amrita Mukherjee (IND) 6-1, 6-0.