Pavitra Parikh overcame a tough start to defeat Vihana Shresta 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the girls’ first round of the Indian Tree ITF grade-5 junior tennis tournament at the Shanti Academy on Tuesday.
Pavitra will face fifth seed Kashish Bote in the pre-quarterfinals.
The results (first round):
Boys: Bushan Haobam bt Lakshya Chugh 6-0, 7-6 (3); Arnav Yadav bt Vansh Nandal 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.
Girls: Pavitra Parikh bt Vihana Shresta 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.