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Pereira, Lakhani too good

May 20, 2003 21:34 IST

Top seed Liza Pereira stretched her winning streak into the third week of the $5,000 ITF women's tennis circuit as she moved into the second round with a scorching victory over Pallavi Sharma at the DLTA courts in Delhi on Tuesday.

Liza, the winner of last week's event at the same venue, did not drop a game on her way to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Pallavi in the first round.

Isha Lakhani, the second seed, was not far behind. She scoredĀ a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Asha Nandakumar, while fourth seed Ankita Bhambri too advanced into the second round with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Iciri Rai.

Fifth seeded Archana Venkatraman packed of Korean girl Jung-Yun Shin 6-0, 6-3 but the other foreign entry, Aya Oasa of Japan, tasted success, defeating Sagarika Phadke 6-2, 6-0.

Other results (singles, firstĀ round, all Indians):

Preeti Rao bt Priyanka Parekh 6-3, 6-0; Ragini Vimal bt Summer Bhuller 6-1, 6-1; Sonal Phadke bt Varsha Shivshankar 6-1, 6-1; Vishika Chhetri bt Naina Karsolia 6-4, 6-0.

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