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Indian girls advance to World Junior Tennis finals
Apr 27, 2007 - 10:19:57 PM

New Delhi, April 27 - Indian girls' team Friday qualified for the World Junior Tennis Competition finals, to be held in the Czech Republic in August.

India along with three other countries - Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, which all made it to the semi-finals Friday - advanced from the ongoing World Junior Competition Asia-Oceania Qualifying Zone here.

On Friday, second seeded Indian girls defeated seventh seeded Uzbek rivals 3-0 in a quarter-final tie to advance to the semi-finals of the Asia-Oceania Qualifying Zone.

India will play third seeded Thailand while top seeded Indonesia will clash with fifth seeded Japan in the semi-finals Saturday.

In the other quarter-final matches, Indonesia beat unseeded New Zealand 3-0, Japan defeated fourth seeded Australia 3-0, and Thailand overcame sixth seeded China 2-1.

India had it easy against Uzbekistan.

Rishika Sunkara beat Alisa Ogorodova 6-2, 7-5 in the opening singles match and Aishwarya Agrawal beat Karolina Chernaya 6-3, 6-1 to give the hosts the winning 2-0 lead.

In the doubles match, Nova Patel and Rishika Sunkara defeated Nigina Abduraimova and Karolina Chernaya 6-4, 6-3 to make it 3-0.

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