by Ian Marshall, Editor
Archana Girish Kamath, no doubt full of confidence following her efforts in the Argentine capital city, accounted for a most worthy adversary in the guise of Daria Chernoray (11-9, 2-11, 11-3, 11-9).
An impressive performance, it was very much the same from Sreeja Akula who beat Germany’s Vivien Scholz (11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9), as it was from Ayhika Mukherjee, the victor in opposition to Finland’s Anna Kirichenko (6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5).
Wins in four games; it was the same for Moumita Dutta. She overcame Romania’s Arina Singeorzan (11-9, 2-11, 11-3, 11-9); meanwhile, for Selena Selvakumar it was a straight games success when facing Slovakia’s Natalia Grigelova (11-7, 11-4, 13-11). A relatively comfortable win for Selena Selvakumar; for Shruti Amrute, life could not have less demanding. She received a walk-over when due to face Nolwenn Fort of France.
Success for India, there was similar success for China; five players on duty, all treading their toes in international waters, only one member of the group experienced defeat. Wei Lan was beaten by Poland’s Julia Slasak (11-5, 11-6, 11-5).
Otherwise, it was success upon success for the Asian visitors. Ma Ruijia beat Luxembourg’s Sarah Meyer (11-3, 6-11, 11-7, 13-11), Cai Jiangnan accounted for Norway’s Rebekka Carlsen (11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-7). Likewise, Gu Tingting overcame Tanje Helle of the Netherlands (11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-7), Guo Xinyi ended the hopes of Bulgaria’s Maria Yovkova (11-3, 11-7, 11-7).
Play in the second preliminary round will be staged later in the day.