Vasanti loses in first round of Ganesh Naik ITF Championships

Vashi: Wild card entrant Vasanti Shinde of India went down to second seeded Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia 1-6 4-6 in the first round of the of the USD 25000 Ganesh Naik ITF Women`s Tennis Championships here monday.

World ranked 229th, Marcinkevica gave tennis lessons to the young Indian during their an hour and 15-minute battle.

Meanwhile, third seeded and 263rd ranked Gioia Barberi of Italy made the second round after her opponent Serbian Tamara Curvoic retired due to exhaustion with the scorecard reading 7-5 2-6 2-0.

Thai girl Plipuech Peangtam outplayed Russian Anna Morgina 6-0 6-0 in just 48 minutes to enter the next round.

In a doubles first round match, second seeds Krgysztan`s Ksenia Palkina and Jade Windley of Great Britain combined to oust Indian wild card entrant Rutuja Bhosale and Rishika Sunkara 6-2 6-4 to make it to the last eight stage.

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