NEW DELHI: Rubal Shandilya knocked out fourth seed Karunuday Singh 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in the second round of the under-16 boys' section in the DSCL National sub-junior tennis championship at the DLTA Complex here on Sunday.
In the girls' under-16 section, Kyra Shroff, the newly crowned under-18 champion played a token game before retiring against Nupur Kaul. The decision was understandable as Kyra was tired after her efforts in the women's and junior sections.
With the qualifying events in long draws clashing with the main draws, being played quite unusually at least two days before Monday, it was not a surprise that matches have been spilling past midnight, at times close to 2 a.m.
The results: Boys: U-16 (second round): Vijayant Malik bt A.N. Muddappa 6-1, 6-3; Prateek Bhambri bt Ritwik Sunkara 7-6(4), 6-0; Abhijeet Tiwari bt Deepak Swaminathan 6-0, 6-1; A. Daniel Raj bt Kshitij Kamal 6-1, 6-1; Parul Verma bt Jugal Marfatia 6-4, 6-3; Christopher Marquis bt Samip Mehta 6-3, 6-4; Ankit Sachdeva bt Vikas Chauhan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Gaurav Walia bt Lakshit Sood 6-1, 6-1; Palash Tiwari bt Bibaswan Deb 6-4, 7-6(4); Rubal Shandilya bt Karun Uday Singh 7-5, 5-7, 7-5; Sudanwa Sitaram bt Pulkit Mishra 6-0, 6-4.
Girls: U-14 (second round): Neha Purohit bt Iktesh Chhahal 6-1, 6-1; Natalia Khanejio bt Surya Tejaswani 6-0, 6-1; Nandini Singh w/o Prerna Bhambri.