ITF Women’s Tennis Tournament: Prerna, Zeel in second round

Prerna was joined in the second round by compatriot, the second seeded Zeel Desai.

Prerna Bhambri. (File Photo)   -  A.M. Faruqui

Four time National champion Prerna Bhambri beats Venia Yeung of Hong Kong 6-0, 7-5 in the first round of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Monday.

Prerna was joined in the second round by compatriot, the second seeded Zeel Desai. However, the former Asian junior champion Mihika Yadav lost the third set 7-6(6) against Akari Inoue of Japan.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Thailand, Ankita Raina in partnership with Su Jeong Jang of Korea survived a match point while perspiring  to a 15-13 victory in the super tie-break against compatriot Pranjala Yadlapalli and her Australian partner Kaylah Mcphee.

Ankita and partner converted their eighth matchpoint after having led 9-5 at one stage.

Interestingly, second seed Ankita and Pranjala are scheduled to meet in the first round of singles as well.

The results:

$25,000 ITF men, Shenzhen, China

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Aryan Goveas & Karunuday Singh bt Mousheg Hovhannisyan & Mitchell Thomas McDaniels (US) 7-5, 6-2

$25,000 ITF women, Tianjin, China

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rutuja Bhosale & Karman Kaur Thandi bt I-Hsuan Cho (Tpe) & Dan Ni Wang (Chn) 6-3, 6-2

$25,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Su Jeong Jang (Kor) & Ankita Raina bt Kaylah Mcphee (Aus) & Pranjala Yadlapalli 7-6(0), 5-7, [15-13]

$15,000 ITF women, Hong Kong

Singles (first round): Akari Inoue (Jpn) bt Mihika Yadav 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6); Prerna Bhambri bt Venia Yeung (Hkg) 6-0, 7-5; Zeel Desai bt Ramona Mataruga (Aus) 7-6(4), 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Solo, Indonesia

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mana Ayukawa (Jpn) & Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) bt Anastasia Shaulskaya (Rus) & Rishika Sunkara 7-5, 6-1; Rifanty Kahfiani (Ina) & Ayaka Okuno (Jpn) bt Yu-Ting Hsieh (Tpe) & Saumya Vig 6-2, 6-3; Rio Kitagawa (Jpn) & Ani Vangelova (Bul) bt Suzuho Osshinno (Jpn) & Snehal Mane  0-6, 6-3, [10-8]