Qualifier Prerna Bhambri beat Kyra Shroff 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Bhavna Swarup memorial $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament on the grass courts at the Services Club here on Wednesday.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Prerna will meet sixth seed, Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia.

Rishika Sunkara was the other Indian player to make the second round as she beat Nicole Clerico of Italy. She meets eighth seed Nicha Lertpitaksinchai of Thailand.

The results: First round: Rishika Sunkara bt Nicole Clerico 6-3, 6-3; Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (Tha) bt Prarthana Thombare 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(5); Aleksandrina Naydenova (Bul) bt Resha Chandak 6-0, 6-0; Veronika Kapshay (Ukr) bt Ankita Raina 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; Basak Eraydin (Tur) bt Melis Sezer (Tur) 6-4, 6-3; Melanie Klaffner (Aut) bt Justyna Jegiolka (Pol) 6-2, 6-4; Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) bt NapatsakornSankaew (Tha) 6-0, 7-5; TamaraCurovic (Srb) bt Han Sung-Hee (Kor) 6-1, 6-4; Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) bt Girisha Arora 6-0, 6-0; Prerna Bhambri bt Kyra Shroff 6-3, 6-1; Lee So-Ra (Kor) bt Anna Shikudun (Ukr) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5; Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Tha) bt Keren Shlomo (Isr) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Qualifying event (second and final round): Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) bt Smriti Joon 6-0, 6-1; Napatsakorn Sankaew (Tha) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-3, 1-6, 10-8; Sharon Paul bt Anushka Bhargava 6-3, 6-1.

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