Ankita Raina in second round in Singapore

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Ankita Raina in second round in Singapore

Ankita Raina, fresh from her title triumph last week, started on a brisk fashion as she beat Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Singapore on Tuesday.

The sixth seeded Ankita, has opted not to compete in the doubles, possibly to preserve herself for the events ahead, including the Fed Cup in Kazakhstan.

Aryan Goveas beat Maksim Tikhomirov of the US 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures in Tunisia.

The results:
$25,000 ITF women, Singapore
Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-3, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Simona Waltart (SUI) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Ksenia Tarasova (RUS) & Amber Washington (USA) 6-2, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Aryan Goveas bt Maksim Tikhomirov (USA) 6-4, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Palmanova, Spain
Qualifying singles (first round): Pol Fernandez (ESP) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-2, 6-2; Dennis Uspensky (USA) bt Vasisht Cheruku 6-1, 6-3.

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