NEW DELHI, SEPT. 21:
Ankita Raina and Vijay Sundar Prashanth joined Riya Bhatia and Sumit Nagal into the quarterfinals of the singles events in tennis in the Asian Indoor Games in Turkmenistan on Thursday.
Top seed Ankita Raina brushed aside the feeble challenge from Wang Chao-Yi of Chinese for the loss of one game. She will play seventh seed Beatrice Gumulya of Indonesia in the quarterfinals.
Ankita had a tough start against Katherine Ip of Hong Kong, and said that she was happy to play a good player early in the competition.
Third seed Vijay Sundar Prashanth was equally authoritative in entering the quarterfinals of the men’s event, and will be challenged by fifth seed Timur Khabibulin of Kazakhstan.
The results (pre-quarterfinals):
Men: Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Lo Yi-Jui (Tpe) 6-1, 6-2.
Women: Ankita Raina bt Wang Chao-Yi (Tpe) 6-0, 6-1.
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 20:
Second seed Sumit Nagal sailed into the quarterfinals of men’s singles in tennis with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Palaphoom Kovapitukted of Thailand inn Asian Indoor Games in Turkmenistan on Wednesday.
Sumit, who has dropped two games in all in the first two rounds, will play seventh seed Wong Chun Hun of Hong Kong in the quarterfinals. The other Indian entry in men’s singles, Vijay Sundar Prashanth was yet to play his second round.
In the women’s event, national champion Riya Bhatia made the quarterfinals. The fourth seeded Riya dropped six games to Steffi Carruthers of Samoa in the second round after having blanked her opponent in the first round. She will play fifth seed Patcharin Cheapchandej of Thailand in the quarterfinals.
Top seed Ankita Raina had sweated it out in three set in her first round against Katherine Ip of Hong Kong and will play Chao-Yi Wang of Chinese Taipei in the pre-quarterfinals.
Men (pre-quarterfinals): Sumit Nagal bt Palaphoom Kovapitukted (Tha) 6-0, 6-1.
Women (pre-quarterfinals): Riya Bhatia bt Steffi Carruthers (Sam) 6-4, 6-2.
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