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Sunkara, five others in quarterfinals of Asian Jr Ch`ship

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) [7] beats Abhilasha Ahuja (IND) 6-0, 6-1 Kyra Shroff (IND) [10] beats Anushka Bhargava (IND) 6-2, 6-2 Eri Hozumi (JPN) [1] beats Nova Patel (IND) 6-3, 6-1 Lin ZHU (CHN) [5] beats Sharmada Balu(IND)7-5, 3-6, 6-2 Andya Naik(IND) beats Tanaporbn THONGSING (THA)[16] 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Zhaoxeuan Yang (CHN) [11] beats Bhuvana Kalva (IND) 6-1, 6-1 Miyu Kato (JPN) [3] beats Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy (IND) 6-1, 6-2
Zi Yang (CHN) [4] beats Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-2, 6-3 Sabina Sharipova (UZB) [8] beats Shweta Rana (IND) 6-0, 6-1 Ankita Raina (IND) [9] beats Ushna Suhail (PAK) 7-6, 6-4 Napatsakorn Sankaew (THA) [6] beats Natalla Khaniejo (IND) 6-1, 6-1

Ran TIAN (CHN) [2] beats Vaniya Dangwal (IND) 6-1, 6-0 Miho KOWASE (JPN) [9] beats Prarthana G Thombare (IND) 6-0, 6-2
Li-Yun Tan (SIN)[13] beats Aishwarya Agrawal (IND) 6-0, 6-3 Natasha Palha (IND) beats Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 7-5, 6-1 Sharon Sanchana Paul (IND) [15] beats Riko Sawayanagi (JPN) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

PTI

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