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Banthia keeps alive Indian challenge in Asian Juniors singles

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Fourth-seeded Local boy Siddhant Banthia was the lone Indian still in the hunt in the singles after making it to the boys semi-finals of the 2nd HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship here on Thursday.

Banthia got the better of compatriot 7-6 (5)7-5 in the quarter finals to earn a shot at top seed of on Friday for a place in the finals.

The Kazakh boy was given a fright by his sixth-seeded Indian rival before prevailing 6-4 2-6 6-4 in another quarter final tie at the Deccan Gymkhana courts.

Two other Indians fell by the wayside in quarter final contests against overseas players.

Third seed Seon Yong Han of Korea subdued Indian opponent 6-0 6-4 in 70 minutes to earn a face-off in the semis against second seed of who powered past seed number 5 of 6-2 6-1.

Top seed of Hong Kong, third seed of Thailand, number 4 Priska Madelyn Nugroho of and eighth seed of reached the last four in the girls' singles.

Results: Boys singles (Quarterfinals): 1-Dostanbek Tashbulatov (Kaz) bt 6-(Ind) 6-4 2-6 6-4; 4-(Ind) bt (Ind) 7-6(5) 7-5; 3-Seon Yong Han (Kor) bt 7-(Ind) 6-0 6-4; 2- (Uzb) bt 5 -(Ind) 6-2, 6-1.

Girls singles (Quarterfinals): 1- (Hkg) bt 5-6-0 2-6 7-5; 3-Mananchaya Sawangkaew (Tha) bt 6-(Jpn) 6-4 7-5; 4-Priska bt 7-5-7 6-3 6-4; 8-Mai Napatt Nirundorn (Tha) bt (Uzb) 6-4 7-6(4).

Boys doubles (Semifinals): 3-Christian Didier Chin (Mas)/(Uzb) bt 1-(Ind)/Megh 6-3 6-4; (Ind)/ (Ind) bt 2-Seon Yong Han (Kor)/(Tha) 6-1 6-2.

Girls doubles (Semifinals): Saki Imamura (Jpn)/Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) bt 3- Mana Kawamura (Jpn)/(Jpn) 6-4 7-5; 1-(Jpn)/ (Tha) bt 4-(Ina)/3-6 6-3 (10- 4).

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First Published: Thu, October 25 2018. 19:05 IST