The Indian girls will attempt to capitalise on familiar conditions to progress to global competition from the Asia Oceania World Junior under-14 tennis tournament to be played here on Monday.
Unlike the Indian boys, who promised much and fell short in their bid to capture one of the four qualification spots last week, Satwika Sama, Shivani Ingle and Aarja Chakraborty have kept a low profile during the rigorous training stint in the Capital for nearly a fortnight.
As captain Ankita Bhambri pointed out, there was not much knowledge about the quality of the players from other countries.
However, the fact that India has been seeded seventh, and clubbed with the fourth-seeded Japan, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan should provide a fair hint of the relative strengths of the teams.
The top two teams from each of the four groups will make it to the knock-out phase.
The top four from the region make it to the World Group competition to be staged in Czech Republic in August.
It will be interesting to see how India opens its campaign against Indonesia. The Indian girls are quite talented and compete hard. If they play to
their potential, without worrying too much about the results, they would have given a good account of themselves.
Among the other groups, Pool B looks quite tricky as Korea has not been seeded and finds itself among the seeded teams, Chinese Taipei and New Zealand, along with Singapore.
The groupings: Group A: Australia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Group B: Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Singapore, Korea. Group C: Japan, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan. Group D: China, Thailand, Hong Kong, The Philippines.