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Ankita Raina loses in quarters

Ankita Raina was beaten 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 by Ayla Aksu in the quarterfinals of the $60,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament here.

She made it to the doubles semifinal, though, in partnership with Gabriela Ce, as did Karman Thandi and Prarthana Thombare with their respective partners.

In the Futures tournament in Istanbul, Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten in three sets by fourth seed Ivan Nedelko in the quarterfinals.

The results: $60,000 ITF women, Artvin: Quarterfinals: Ayla Aksu (Tur) bt Ankita Raina 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Doubles semifinals: Bergu Cengiz (Tur) & Karman Kaur Thandi bt Oksana Kalashnikova (Geo) & An-Sophie Mestach (Bel) 7-6(5), 6-4; Ana Veselinovic (Mne) & Prarthana Thombare bt Akgul Amanmuradova (Uzb) & Michaela Honcova (Svk) 3-6, 6-2, [10-8]; Gabriela Ce (Bra) & Ankita Raina bt Natela Dzalamidze & Valeria Savinykh (Rus) 7-5, 6-3.

$25,000 Futures, Istanbul: Quarterfinals: Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-1, 6-7(1), 6-1 .