WTA Tennis: Ankita progresses in doubles

Ankita and her partner Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands beat Susan Bandecchi of Switzerland and Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic of Germany 6-4, 7-6(4).

Ankita Raina made the doubles quarterfinals with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands in the $125,000 WTA tennis tournament in Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

Ankita Raina made the doubles quarterfinals with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands in the $125,000 WTA tennis tournament in Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.   -  Getty Images

Ankita Raina was beaten 7-6(1), 6-1 by Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, but made the doubles quarterfinals with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands in the $125,000 WTA tennis tournament in Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

Ankita and her partner beat Susan Bandecchi of Switzerland and Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic of Germany 6-4, 7-6(4).

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In the ITF men’s Futures in Mozambique, Jatin Dahiya went down in three sets to the top seed Benjamin Lock, but Rishab Agarwal and SD Prajwal Dev moved into the second round.

 

The results:

$125,000 ITF women, Chinese Taipei Singles (first round):
Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus) bt Ankita Raina 7-6(1), 6-1.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Bibiane Schoofs (Ned) & Ankita Raina bt Susan Bandecchi (Sui) & Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic (Ger) 6-4, 7-6(4).

$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait Singles (first round): Krittin Koaykul (Tha) bt Shahbaaz Khan 6-4, 6-4; Aleksandre Bakshi (Geo) bt Ishaque Eqbal 6-2, 7-6(2); Soichiro Moritani (Jpn) bt Anurag Nenwani 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Maputo, Mozambique Singles (first round): Benjamin Lock (Zim) bt Jatin Dahiya 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; David Perez Sanz (Esp) bt Gokul Suresh 6-2, 6-1; Rishab Agarwal
bt Alex Solanki 6-1, 6-4; SD Prajwal Dev bt Bruno Nhavene (Moz) 6-1, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak (GBR) bt Adesuwa Osabuohien (US) & Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-3, 4-6, [10-3].

 

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