Indian junior National champion Prarthana Thombare put it across qualifier Chia Hsien Yang in a pre-quarterfinal match of the $10,000 ITF Bidar Open tennis tournament at the Police Training School courts here on Wednesday.
Prarthana established control early in the match, and comfortably won the battle between the two qualifiers.
Prarthana will be joined in the quarterfinals by fifth seed Ankita Raina, who overcame a fighting Spurthi Shivalingaiah. In a match interrupted a few times by rain, Ankita displayed clean forehands and solid groundstrokes to defeat the Karnataka teenager in three sets.
Top seed Wing-Yau Venise Chan, meanwhile, survived early jitters to register a tight straight-set victory against China’s Nan-Nan Zhang.
The results (round of 16): Prarthana Thombare bt Chia Hsien Yang (Tpe) 6-3, 6-1; Ju-Eun Kim (Kor) bt Zi Yang (Chn) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) bt Oleksandra Korashvili (Ukr) 6-3, 6-4; Ankita Raina bt Spurthi Shivalingaiah 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; Nungnadda Wannasuk (Tha) bt Anushka Bhargava 6-1, 6-1; Wing-Yau Venise Chan (HKG) bt Nan-Nan Zhang (Chn) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; Yumi Miyazaki (Jpn) bt Ho Ching Wu (HKG) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.
Keywords: Bidar Open tennis tournament