Vanshika Sawhney bolstered the Indian challenge as she knocked out the second-seeded Shao Yijia of China 6-3, 7-5 in the girls’ first round of the ITF grade-2 junior tennis tournament here on Monday.

The 15-year-old will play Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of Thailand in the pre-quarterfinals.

The results (first round):

Boys: Teeradon Tortrakul (Tha) bt Sharmal Dissanayake (Sri) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Mandresy Rakotomalala (Fra) bt Shao_Fan Liu (Tpe) 7-5, 6-3; Justin Roberts bt Aryan Goveas 6-4, 6-1; Tung-Jin Wu (Tpe) bt Anudeep Kodali (US) 6-0, 7-5; Wei-De Lin (Tpe) bt Kris Van Wyk (RSA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4; Jay Clarke (GBR) bt B. R. Nikshek 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1; Alex Solanki bt Tiago Cacao (Por) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; Geoffrey Blancaneaux (Fra) bt Hei Yin Andrew Li (Hkg) 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3; Congsup Congcar (Tha) bt Shrey Gupta 6-2, 6-2; Clement Larriere (Fra) bt Cing-Yang Meng (Tpe) 7-6(4), 6-4.

Sahil Gaware bt Efekan Bulbul (Tur) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Xander Veys (Bel) bt Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar (Nor) 6-2, 6-2; Garvit Batra bt Sameer Kumar (US) 6-2, 7-5; Alexis Canter (GBR) bt Alexey Prokopchuk (Ukr) 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3; Isa Mammetgulyyev (Tkm) bt Nawakarn Khunjan (Tha) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3; Liang Yu Richard Lin (Tpe) bt Sharobiddin Abzalov (Uzb) 6-1, 6-4.

Girls: Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Komola Umarova (Uzb) 6-4, 6-0; Nina van Oost (Bel) bt Angella Raman 6-0, 6-1; Talya Zandberg (Isr) bt Nidhi Surapaneni 7-5, 7-6(2); Plobrung Plipuech (Tha) bt Hana Mortagy (Egy) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; Anna Ureke (Rus) bt Rifanty Kahfiani (Ina) 6-3, 7-5; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Jaipet Anontaweesil (Tha) 6-3, 6-2; Nandini Das bt Wei Tang (Tpe) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; Wei Zhanian (Chn) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-2, 6-4.

Tamachan Momkoonthod (Tha) bt Shweta Sangwan 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-2; May Kimhi (Isr) bt Nandini Sharma 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4); Raveena Kingsley (US) bt Yu-Ting Hsieh (Tpe) 6-2, 6-0; Polona Golubovskaya (Rus) bt Dhruthi Venugopal 6-4, 6-3; Vasanti Shinde bt Katie Poluta (RSA) 6-2, 6-4; Ojasvinee Singh bt Anjana Suresh (Can) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) bt Lalita Devarakonda 6-0, 6-0; Vanshika Sawhney bt Shao Yijia (Chn) 6-3, 7-5.

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