India’s aspirations of qualification were dashed ruthlessly by second seed Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the Asia-Oceania Junior Davis Cup under-16 tennis tournament in Kuching, Malaysia, on Thursday.
Chinese Taipei proved too strong as it won both the singles and lost the inconsequential doubles. Paramveer Singh Bajwa managed to make a fight of it in three sets, but Alex Solanki was beaten 6-1, 6-0 in the second singles, featuring the No.1 players of the two countries. In the positional matches for the fifth to eighth places, fifth-seeded India will play eighth seed the Philippines.
In other quarterfinals, Hong Kong shocked the third-seeded Australia 2-1, top seed Korea beat Uzbekistan 2-1 and fourth seed Japan got past the Philippines 3-0.
The results (quarterfinals): Chinese Taipei bt India 2-1 (Cing Yang Meng bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa 6-1, 3-6, 6-3; Tung Lin Wu bt Alex Solanki 6-1, 6-0; Chien Hsun Lo & Tung Lin Wu lost to Alex Solanki & B.R. Nikshep 1-6, 2-6).