Paramveer Singh Bajwa outplayed second-seeded Venkata Gnana Bhaskar Paramatmuni 6-3, 6-0 in the boys’ pre-quarterfinals of the ITF grade-4 junior tennis tournament here on Wednesday.
The 15-year-old came up with a string of delectable drops to outsmart Gnana Bhaskar, who had the game but not the temperament to fight his way out after a sedate start.
In the quarterfinals, Bajwa will face qualifier Manav Pondkule.
Meanwhile, lucky-loser Shrey Gupta continued his good run, knocking out Alex Solanki 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 after failing to serve out the match in the 10th game of the second set. He will meet Varis Yagudin of Russia, who dismissed fourth-seeded B.R. Nikshep 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In the girls’ section, qualifier Moulika Ram went down fighting 6-7(9), 6-1, 6-2 to Sarvinoz Saidhujaeva of Uzbekistan.
In doubles, top seeds Simran Kaur Sethi and Dhruthi Venugopal survived three match-points to beat Lalita Devarakonda and Jennifer Luikham 6-3, 4-6, 12-10.
The results: Boys: Pre-quarterfinals: Kennosuke Nouchi (Jpn) bt Dheer Anush Singh Bhatti 6-3, 6-2; Aditya Deswal bt Amarnath Arora 6-2, 6-3; Varis Yagudin (Rus) bt B.R. Nikshep 1-6, 6-4, 6-4; Shrey Gupta bt Alex Solanki 6-4, 5-7, 6-1; Vidit Vaghela bt Param Pun 6-0, 6-3; Chak Pong Marco Lam (Hkg) bt Taha Kapadia 6-0, 6-0; Manav Pondkule bt Aditya Anant Gokhale 6-3, 6-1; Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Venkata Gnana Bhaskar 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Kennosuke Nouchi (Jpn) & Alexey Prokopchuk (Ukr) bt Udayan Bhakar & Sachin Kumar 6-3, 6-4; B.R. Nikshep & Alex Solanki bt Pavel Petrov (Kaz) & Varis Yagudin (Rus) 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-1; Aditya Deswal & Deepak Vishavkarma w.o. Chak Pong Marco Lam & Robin Hao Nguy (Hkg); Paramveer Singh Bajwa & Anurag Nenwani bt Nishangan Nadaraja (Sri) & Pranav Malhotra 6-3, 6-3.
Girls: Pre-quarterfinals: Simran Kaur Sethi bt Devanshi Bhimjiyani 6-3, 7-5; Vanshika Sawhney bt Xeniya Prokopchuk (Ukr) 7-5, 6-3; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Nidhi Surapaneni 6-3, 6-1; Vasanti Shinde bt Anastasiya Klymenko (Ukr) 6-4, 6-0; Habiba Lasheen bt Mihika Yadav 7-6(7), 6-3; Sarvinoz Saidhujaeva (Uzb) bt Moulika Ram 6-7(9), 6-1, 6-2; Dhruthi Venugopal bt Himani Mor 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Simran Kaur Sethi & Dhruthi Venugopal bt Lalita Devarakonda & Jennifer Luikham 6-3, 4-6, 12-10; Yinglak Jittakoat (Tha) & Mihika Yadav bt Sarvinoz Saidhujaeva & Komola Umarova (Uzb) 6-4, 7-6(5); Vasanti Shinde & Karman Kaur Thandi bt Eeshita Pande & Avika Sagwal 6-1, 6-1; Himani Mor & Vanshika Sawhney bt Devanshi Bhimjiyani & Isha Budwal 6-4, 6-0.