KOLKATA: Unseeded Haadin Bava of India played a good attacking game to down second seeded Xin Gao of China in the boys’ singles pre-quarterfinals of the ONGC ITF junior tennis here on Wednesday.
Gao, ranked 110th in the world, was no match for 465th ranked Bava, who went flat out to beat his opponent in 6-3, 6-1.
In another upset in the boys’ section, seventh seeded Vinod Gowda was shown the door by unseeded Pulat Babadjanov of Uzbekistan while unseeded Arjun Kadhe blanked eighth seeded Sidharth Sivakumar 6-0, 6-0.
Easy for Mohit
Top seeded Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash of India showed good form in beating compatriot Sai Teja Paladugu easily in straight sets.
Upsets continued in the girls’ section with the top seeded Napatsakorn Sankaew of Thailand crashing out against unseeded Tjasa Srimpf of Slovakia.
India’s Sharon Sanchana Paul got the better of eighth seeded Anna Tyulpa of Russia in a three-setter lasing 155 minutes.
Pre-quarterfinals results (Indians unless specified):
Boys: Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash bt Sai Teja Paladugu 6-1, 6-4; Arjun Kadhe bt Sidharth Sivakumar 6-0, 6-0; Chieh-Fu Wang (Tpe) bt Loic Gaydon (Fra) 7-5, 7-6(7-5); Pulat Babadjanov (Uzb) bt Vinod Gowda 7-5, 6-4; Rishabdev Raman bt Amresh Jayawickrema (Sri) 6-4, 6-0; Rohan Bhatia bt Joshua Chhabra 6-0, 6-1; Aziz Yuldashev (Uzb) bt Arpit Sharma 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(7-1); Haadin Bava bt Xin Gao (Chn) 6-3, 6-1.
Girls: Tjasa Srimpf (Slo) bt Napatsakorn Sankaew (Tha) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3; Sharon Sanchana Paul bt Anna Tyulpa (Rus) 7-6(7-3), 2-6, 7-6(7-4); Rishika Sunkara bt Dora Vajdic (Cro) 6-4, 6-1; Shweta Rana bt Sowjana Bavisetti 7-5, 6-0; Prarthana G. Thombare bt Ikttesh Chahal 7-5, 6-2; Anastasiya Prenko (Tkm) bt Sri Vaishanavi Peddi Reddy 6-2, 6-1; Nova Patel bt Namita Bal 6-4, 6-0; Zi Yang (Chn) bt Vaniya Dangwal 6-1, 6-0. — Principal Correspondent