New Delhi: India`s Natasha Palha came from
behind to eliminate Lin Zhu of China 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and advanced
to the quarterfinals of the ITF girls` tournament at the DLTA
complex here on Tuesday.
Other Indians who earned the last-eight berth were
wildcard entrant Kyra Shroff and Ratnika Batra.
Palha now faces Shroff in the quarters who showed no
mercy against qualifier Adnya Naik to outclass her 6-1, 6-1.
Batra earned a hard fought victory against compatriot
Sharon Sanchana Paul 6-4, 6-4 and awaits the winner of the
match between Japan`s Ayaka Okuno and Chinese Zi Yang.
Indian qualifier Shweta Rana lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to sixth
seeded Thailand`s Napatsakorn Sankaew in the opening round.
In the boys` category, India`s Mansingh Athare defeated
fifth seeded compatriot Sai Nakireddy 6-4, 6-4, while Vaidik
Munshaw outplayed Uzbekistan`s Artem Tarasov 6-4, 6-3 to storm
into the quarterfinals.
Other Indian who made it to the quarters was Ronit Bisht
who defeated Wen-Yao Liang of Chinese Taipei 6-1, 6-3 and now
faces Hong Kong`s Justin To.