Isha, Rushmi in second round of Lagos ITF

October 21st, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Lagos, Oct 21 (IANS) India’s Isha Lakhani and Rushmi Chakravarthi sailed into the second round of the women’s singles events in the $25,000 ITF tournament here Tuesday.Third seeded Isha dispatched compatriot Prerna Mythri Appineni 6-2, 6-1 while Rushmi bested South African qualifier Eden D’ Oliveira 6-1, 6-1.

But other two Indians in fray, Sanaa Bhambri and Parija Maloo failed to cross the first hurdle.

Sanaa surrendered tamely to sixth seeded Julia Glushko 4-6, 1-6 and Parija went down to fourth-seeded Thai Montinee Tangphong 3-6, 4-6.

The elder of the Bhambri siblings, Ankita, will begin her campaign against eight-seeded Russian Elena Chalova.

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