Only seven matches were completed as rain marred proceedings on day three of the Astoria Women’s Futures Week-2 Tennis Tournament which continued at the SLTA Courts in Green Path, Colombo on Friday (13).
Out of the completed matches top seed Gozal Ainitdinova of Kazakhstan along with the fourth seed Rutuja Bhosale of India and the unseeded Aldila Sutjiadi (India) and YeXin Ma (China) advanced into the quarter-finals.
Results (Singles 1st round): Pranjala Yadlapalli (India) beat Angelique Svinos (Australia) 2-0 (6/1, 6/1). Isabelle Boulais (Canada) beat Yarden Akler (India) 2-0 (6/4, 6/1). Rishika Sunkara (India) beat Jennifer Luikham (India) 2-0 (6/1, 6/1). (2nd round): Gozal Ainitdinova (Kazakhstan) beat Naomi Totka (Hungary) 2-0 (6/1, 6/2). Aldila Sutjiadi (Indonesia) beat Linnea Malmqvist (Sweden) 2-0 (6/1, 6/1). Rutuja Bhosale (India) beat Barbora Mikova (Czech Republic) 2-0 (6/0, 4/1 retired). YeXin Ma (China) beat Nidhi Chilumula (India) 2-0 (6/4, 6/0)
Adithya goes down fighting
Sri Lanka’s Adithya Karunaratne went down fighting against the top seed Gozal Ainidinova of Kazakhstan in the Astoria Women’s Futures Week-2 Tennis Tournament first-round match played at the SLTA Courts in Green Path on Thursday (12).
Gozal, who did not participate in the Week-1 Tournament was given some anxious moments and was made to pull out all the tricks out of the bag before pulling off victory.
Results (Singles 1st round): Gozal Ainidinova (Kazakhstan) beat Adithya Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) 2-0 (6/4, 6/4). Aldila Sutjiadi (Indonesia) beat Dan Ni Wang (China) 2-0 (6/0, 6/2). Linnea Malmqvist (Sweden) beat Tamara Barad Itzhaki (Israel) 2-0 (6/1, 6/2). Tamara Curoviv (Serbia) beat Ramya Natarajan (India) 4/2 rtd). Nidhi Chilumula (India) beat Natasha Palha (India) 2-0 (6/2, 6/3). Rutuja Bhosale (India) beat Csilla Argyelan (India) 1-0 (5/0 rtd). Barbora Miklova (Czech Republic) beat Amelle Intert (Germany) 2-0 (6/2, 7/5). YeXin Ma (China) beat Akiko Okuda (USA) 2-0 (6/4, 6/2). Rushri Wijesundara (USA) beat Sabastiani Leon (Mexico) 1-0 (4/2 rtd). Zeel Desai (India) beat Sasha Alexander (Australia) 2-0 (6/1, 6/3). Prerna Bhambri (India) beat Josephine Boualem (France) 2-0 (6/3, 6/3). Andrea Ka (France) beat Louise Lampla (France) 2-0 (6/1, 6/4).