The News Scroll 07 March 2020  Last Updated at 7:34 pm | Source: PTI

Rutuja loses opening singles in crucial tie against Indonesia

Rutuja loses opening singles in crucial tie against Indonesia
Dubai, Mar 7 (PTI) Rutuja Bhosale suffered a crushing three-set defeat against an unranked Priska Madelyn Nugroho on Saturday to leave India trailing Indonesia 0-1 in a tie which the country must win to seal a historic berth in the Fed Cup Play-offs.

Up against the 16-year-old Indonesian, who is ranked 15 on the ITF junior circuit, Rutuja lost 3-6 6-0 3-6 in one hour and 43 minutes in the opening singles of the crucial tie.

India have never gone beyond the Asia/Oceania Group I in its Fed Cup history and now the team needs to win both the remaining matches.

Ankita Raina will have to bring India back and force a decider. The India number one, who lost her previous two singles, will take on the talented Aldila Sutjiadi in the second rubber.

Sutjiadi is ranked 370 in the world while Ankita is at a career-best 160. PTI AT AH

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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