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Noida ITF: Isha Lakhani beaten

March 17, 2008 19:49 IST

India's Isha Lakhani bowed out in the first round of theĀ $ 25,000 Greater Noida ITF women's circuit tournamentĀ in Noida on Monday.

Isha went down 3-6, 3-6 to fourth seeded South African Chanelle Scheepers.

The other singles winners on the opening day were Lenka Tvaroskova of Slovakia, Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova, who beat eighth seeded Romanian Maqda Mihalache in a tough three-setter and Teodora Mircic of Serbia.

In the women's doubles, the Uberoi sisters - Shikha and Neha - beat the Chinese team of Wan-Ting Liu and Yi-Jing Zhao 6-2, 3-6, 10-4.

Sanaa Bhambri and Rushmi Chakravarthi beat Sonal Phadke and Britain's Nicola Mooney 6-2, 6-1 in an encounter between wildcard pairs.

None of the Indians made it through from the qualifying draw.

Shikha Uberoi went down 2-6, 1-6 to fifth seeded Chinese Sheng-Nan Sun while Sonal Phadke lost 1-6, 3-6 to fourth seeded Italian Lisa Sabino.

Geeta Manohar was defeated 6-3 6-1 by Thailand's Varatchaya Wongteanchai.

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