Garvit Batra knocked out second-seeded Sahil Deshmukh 6-2, 6-4 in the boys’ first round of the Concor ITF junior Grade IV tennis tournament at the DLTA Complex here on Monday.

Garvit started strongly and retained the momentum against the wiry opponent who had the serve, strokes and deceptive angles, but not the belief in his ability.

He will face Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan in the pre-quarterfinals to be played on Wednesday, as the organisers have dedicated Tuesday for doubles action.

In the girls’ section, top Indians Simran Kaur Sethi, Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy and Snehadevi Reddy dropped a token game each in making the pre-quarterfinals.

The results (first round): Boys: Goran Markovic (Srb) bt Hardeep Singh Sandhu 6-3, 6-4; Yu-Han Lin (Tpe) bt Garry Tokas 6-2, 6-3; Deepak Vishwakarma bt Vilasier Khate 6-3, 7-6(4); Timur Khabibulin (Kaz) bt Ishaan Saigal 6-1, 6-2; Karan Salwan bt Danil Michshenko (Kaz) 6-0, 6-2; Fatehdeep Singh bt Sachin Kumar 7-6(0), 6-1; Alexis Canter (GBR) bt Balaji Lakshmanan 6-2, 6-3; Alexey Nesterov bt Vishu Prasad 6-1, 6-3; Kuatbek Abiyev (Kaz) bt Kumara P. Saradhi Adavelly 7-6(1), 6-4; Tushar Mandlekar bt Keneisezotuo Whourie 6-2, 6-1; Jajbir Saran bt Sagadat Ayap (Kaz) 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-5; Chih-Chun Tang (Tpe) bt Rakshit Rishi 6-1, 6-2; Shashank Nautiyal bt Shaikh Abdullah 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4; Dmitry Popko (Kaz) bt Rishab Dev 6-3, 6-4; Garvit Batra bt Sahil Deshmukh 6-2, 6-4.

Girls: Simran Kaur Sethi bt Nupur Umashankar 6-1, 6-0; Sumeera Kamil bt Jennifer Luikham 6-3, 3-6, 6-0; Himani Mor bt Arushi Bhasin 6-1, 6-0; Yekaterina Kubanova (Kaz) bt Avika Sagwal 6-2, 6-1; Hana Mortagy (Egy) bt Snehal Mane 6-4, 7-5; Eeshita Pande bt Aboli Goghari 6-0, 6-2; Khee Yen Wee (Sin) bt Renu Sharma 7-5, 3-6, 6-3; Vanshika Sawhney bt Teertha Iska 6-4, 6-2; Vasanti Shinde bt Ann-Christin Nillson (Ger) 7-5 (retired); Ramya Natarajan bt Trisha Punamiya 6-3, 6-3; Devanshi Bhimjiyani bt Nehal Sahni 6-3, 1-6, 6-3; Snehadevi Reddy bt Sai Samhitha 6-0, 6-1; Dhruthi Venugopal bt Yuchia Chen (Tpe) 6-4, 6-3; Kanishka Chawla bt Aayushree Narendra Bildhaiya 6-1, 7-5; Isha Budwal bt Sharlee Deshmukh 6-0, 6-1; Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy bt Ee Yi Olivia Koh (Sin) 6-0, 6-1.

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