Asian Games: Indian women's tennis team reaches quarters

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Asian Games: Indian women's tennis team reach quarters
Incheon, Sep 20: The Indian women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Oman 3-0 in the first round of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Saturday.

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Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up wins in the singles event while pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara received a walkover in the doubles match.

Prarthana blitzed Sarah Abdulmajeed Rasheed Balushi 6-0, 6-1 in just 52 minutes to give India the lead after the first singles.

Ankita, though, didn't have it so easy and had to fight hard to register a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in an hour and 55 minutes.

With India 2-0 ahead after the first two singles matches, the team of Natasha and Rishika were received a walkover in the doubles encounter, giving India a 3-0 win and a berth in the quarterfinals where they will take on second seeds Kazakhstan.

IANS

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