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IMG Academy sees early success in Junior Orange Bowl Girls 14s

Nandini Das, seen her from her appearance on ESPN's Outside the Lines, advanced in the Junior Orange Bowl

In addition to its student-athletes competing in the Boys 14s, IMG Academy players are impressing in the Girls 14s of the 51st annual Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, which got underway on Monday.

India's Nandini Das, who joined IMG Academy through the IMG Reliance Student-Athlete Program and was featured on ESPN's Outside the Lines this year, cruised to an easy win in the first round of the main draw over Japan's Mayuka Aikawa. Das knocked off the No. 17 seeded Aikawa, 6-0, 6-0.

Swara Kulkarini also won in the opening round, easily defeating Bolivia's Lucia Montao, 6-1, 6-0.

They were joined at the event by Shweta Sangwan,  who also joined IMG Academy through the IMG Reliance program. Sangwan lost in the opening round of the Girls 14s to Caroline Dolehide of Illinois, but is set to play a consolation match on Wednesday.

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