In the doubles dead rubber, the pair of Rutuja Bhosale and Zeel Desai beat Latvia’s Vismane/Spaka 6-4 5-7 10-2. They share their thoughts on the match :

Zeel Desai

It was our first match together. But when you are playing for the country, it doesn’t matter if it’s your first match together or not. We played our hearts out and enjoyed ourselves while doing it

It was a close tie, overall. In singles, Ankita lost a tight one today. Even yesterday, both matches were very tight. We gave our 100% and on any given day, things can go either way. We have no regrets!

Rutuja Bhosale

Vishal Sir just asked us to go out there and have fun and see what happens. I think we did just that and the result went our way

I was getting ready to play singles but then Zeel came in and told me that we are playing doubles. So I had to switch gears mentally. Vishal Sir said we need to get on board. I really enjoyed playing with Zeel and we managed to get India on the board

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