Third seed Vivek Bhargava crashed out of the Indian Oil Servo National-ranking (South Zone) table tennis championships after losing to unseeded Peeyush Prasad at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Friday.

Prasad, from Delhi, won 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 to enter the junior boys’ quarterfinals.

Birdie Boro (seeded four) and Lalrinpuia (seeded six) too suffered upset defeats, at the hands of Tamil Nadu players K.R. Rohit and D. Sameera Kumar respectively.

The top two seeds Suddhanshu Grover and Abhishek Yadav had no such issues, advancing to the last eight with relative ease.

Over in the junior girls’ category, all top eight seeds progressed.

The results (pre-quarterfinals):

Boys: Junior: R. Anandraj (AAI) bt Sunand Vasan (Kar) 12-10, 11-5, 11-6; Sudhanshu Grover (PSPBA) Abhishek Jaggi (Del) 11-9, 6-11, 13-11, 11-7; K.R. Rohit (TN) bt Birdie Boro (PSPBA) 11-5, 11-4, 18-16; Abhishek Yadav (PSPBA) bt Paras Madan (Har) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7; Sabhay Virmani (Del) bt Anirban Ghosh (WB) 13-11, 10-12, 11-9, 12-10; Utkarsh Gupta (Del) bt Pankaj Vishwakarma (Raj) 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10; Peeyush Prasad (Del) bt Vivek Bhargava (Raj) 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9; D. Sameera Kumar (TN) bt Lalrinpuia (PSPBA) 11-6, 10-12, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8.

Girls: Junior: Reeth Rishya (PSPB) bt Srushti Haleangadi (Mah) 11-6, 11-2, 11-8; Suthirtha Mukherjee (WB) bt Anuska Dutta (NB) 11-2, 13-11, 7-11, 11-7; Ayhika Mukherjee (WB) bt Yukti Roshini (TN) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6; Mallika Bhandarkar (AI) bt Naina (AP) 4-11, 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 11-6; Manika Batra (PSPB) bt Sagarika Mukherjee (NB) 11-8, 11-3, 11-7; Narasimha Priya (PSPB) bt Frenaz Chipia (DB) 11-4, 11-6, 11-8; Senhora D’Souza (Mah) bt Oishwaryya Deb (NB) 11-13, 11-8, 11-6, 11-5; Karnam Spoorthy (AAI) bt Priyadarshani Das (WB) 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6.

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