5 Mar 2011

Erakovic into quarter-finals

2:08 pm on 5 March 2011

The New Zealand women's tennis No2 Marina Erakovic has won her way into the quarter-finals of the US$25,000 Challenger at Hammond in Louisiana.

Erakovic, who's now ranked at 287, thrashed theAmerican fourth seed Julia Cohen in the first round and then easily defeated Austria's Melanie Klaffner 6-3 6-1.

She will now face Romanian Elena Bogdan, who is ranked 227 in the quarterfinals.