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Indian girls falter at Asian Junior Tennis Championship

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Indian girls had a poor day and eight of them went down without much of a fight in the 2nd HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship here Tuesday.

Eighth seed of knocked out national junior champion and wild card entrant Sharannya Gaware 6-1, 6-0 at the Deccan Gymkhana.

The left-handed Indian girl, who just returned from the WTA Future Stars event, looked out of sort after her long journey from and went down without a fight.

Japanese showed fine court craft to oust local girl and No. 3 Salsa Aher 6-4, 6-3, while third seeded Mananchaya Sawangkaew of ended the hopes of junior national runner-up 6-2, 6-4.

Fifth seed of played impressively to put out former national champion Shivani Amineni 6-3, 6-3.

Fourth seeded Indonesian Priska got past Archita Mahalwal 7-6(2), 6-0, while second seed Himari Sato of ended Prerna Vichare's run, winning 6-2, 6-4.

Also making tame exits were India's Muskan Gupta and Smriti Bhasin, losing in straight sets to respective seeded rivals Funa Khozaki of and of

In boys' singles, seed No. 8 Thantub Suksumrarn of defeated of 6-4, 7-6 (3) to enter round two.

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First Published: Tue, October 23 2018. 18:40 IST