Tennis

Ankita Raina in second round

Ankita Raina sailed past Chanel Simmonds of South Africa 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament here on Wednesday. Qualifier Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei won 5-2, 6-1 over Riya Bhatia.

In the $25,000 men’s event, Vijay Sundar Prashanth and Maximilian Neuchrist of Austria shocked top seeds Timur Khabibulin and Denis Yevseyev 6-2, 4-6, [10-4] in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

The results:

$25,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Maximilian Neuchrist (Aut) & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Timur Khabibulin & Denis Yevseyev (Kaz) 6-2, 4-6, [10-4].

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo: First round: Henrik Traskin (Ltu) bt S.D. Prajwal Dev 4-6, 7-6(3), 5-1 (retired).

$25,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi: First round: Ankita Raina bt Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 6-1, 6-1; Kai-Chen Chang (Tpe) bt Riya Bhatia 6-2, 6-1.

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