Russian qualifier Darya Astakhova beat Romanian qualifier Cristina Dinu 6-2, 6-2 to qualify for the last eight of the Lasi Open on Wednesday at Baza Sportivă Ciric in Iasi.
Astakhova, number 256, then plays the winner of the match between Japanese qualifier Yuki Naito and Argentine Paula Ormaechea.
The 20-year-old Russian defeated Romanian Irina Bara, the number 7 (6-3, 6-3), in the previous round.
In the first round, Dinu, number 313, took advantage of the departure of Mihaela Buzarnescu (1-6, 3-5).
Iasi WTA 125, other second round results (Baza Sportivă Ciric, clay, $115,000, most recent results first):
- Kristina Mladenovic vs. Alexandra Ignatik
- Nadia Podoroska vs. Ekaterine Gorgodze
- Yuki Naito vs. Paula Ormaechea
- Reka Luca Jani vs. Panna Udvardy
- Maya Chwalinska vs. Olga Danilovic
- Rebeka Masarova vs. Nastasja Schunk: Wednesday