Antalya [Turkey]April 14 (ANI): China inflicted the second consecutive 3-0 defeat of India’s women’s tennis team at the Billy Jin King Cup, Group I Asia / Oceania, on Wednesday in Antalya.
India lost to Japan 3-0 on Tuesday. Against China, the 463rd racket of the world Rio Bhatia started the match on the courts of the MTA Tennis Academy.
The Indian ultimately failed to compete against Lin Zhu, who ranks 106th in the world rankings, in singles. 24-year-old Ria Bhatia lost the match 6-1, 6-3 in one hour 23 minutes.
Then the 319th racket of the world Ankita Raina, who is the highest ranked female tennis player of India in the singles, fought with Qian Wang, who ranks 97th.
29-year-old Ankita Raina lost 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 28 minutes.
Then the doubles team of Saujani Baviseti and Rutui Bhosle went on the court against IFan Xu and Zhaasyuan Yang for the third eraser. Savyana-Rutuya fought bravely in the first set, but failed to keep pace in the second, losing 7-5, 6-1 in one hour 22 minutes.
Apart from China, Japan and South Korea also recorded their second victories of the week on the second day of the Billy Gene King Cup in Asia / Oceania, Group I.
After winning 3-0 for all three nations on Tuesday’s first day of play, neither team allowed the momentum to fall on Wednesday, and all three again recorded victories to solidify their positions at the top of the group.
China defeated India, Japan defeated Indonesia, and South Korea easily defeated New Zealand. But something will need to be given on Thursday when China and South Korea meet in a match that will undoubtedly be crucial in determining which countries will reach the playoffs in November.
Japan will meet New Zealand on Thursday, while India will face Indonesia, and both countries are aiming for their first victory on the board this week. The two best countries competing in Group I Asia / Oceania will advance to the playoffs, and the bottom two will advance to Group II for the 2023 season. (ANI)