Prerna Bhambri upset sixth-seeded Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Bhavna Swarup memorial $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the Services Club’s grass courts here on Thursday.

In the quarterfinals, the 20-year-old runs into second-seeded Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand.

Qualifier Nidhi Chilumula, who beat wild card Sharmada Balu in the unfinished first round earlier in the day, went down fighting in the pre-quarterfinals to the third-seeded Aleksandrina Naydenova of Bulgaria after winning the first set in the tie-break.

The results:

Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: Tadeja Majeric (Slo) bt Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) 6-4, 6-2; Nicole Clerico (Ita) bt Rishika Sunkara 6-4, 6-4; Aleksandrina Naydenova (Bul) bt Nidhi Chilumula 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3; Veronika Kapshay (Ukr) bt Nicole Rottmann (Aut) 6-1, 6-1; Melanie Klaffner (Aut) bt Basak Eraydin (Tur) 6-3, 6-3; Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) bt Tamara Curovic (Srb) 6-3, 6-3; Prerna Bhambri bt Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3; Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Tha) bt Lee So-Ra (Kor) 6-1, 6-3.

First round: Tadeja Majeric bt Sharon Paul 6-2, 6-2; Varun Wongeanchai bt Eetee Maheta 6-2, 6-4; Nidhi Chilumula bt Sharmada Balu 7-5, 6-0; Nicole Rottmann bt Shweta Rana 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: Pre-quarterfinals: Prerna Bhambri and Ankita Raina bt Rishika Sunkara and Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 6-1; Melanie Klaffner and Nicole Rottmann (Aut) bt Nicole Clerico (Ita) and Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) 6-3, 6-3; Han Sung-Hee and Lee So-Ra (Kor) w.o. Tamara Curovic (Srb) and Anna Shkudun (Ukr); Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) and Kyra Shroff bt Girisha Arora and REsha Chandak 6-0, 6-0; Sharmada Balu and Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Tadeja Majeric (Slo) and Keren Shlomo (Isr) 6-4, 6-4; Basak Eraydin and Melis Sezer (Tur) bt Anandita Gupta and Shreya Swarup 6-0, 6-1.

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