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Sushant, Archita among seven Indian qualifiers at Asian Jr tennis championships

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Seventh seed Sushant Dabas shocked top seed Fardeen Qamar while second seeded Krish Patel outplayed Kushan Shah as seven Indians qualified for the main draw of the HCL Asian B1 Junior Championship, here on Sunday.

Sushant upset Fardeen 7-6(5), 6-3 while Krish emerged winner with a 6-3 6-3 scoreline.

Also making it to the main draw of the second edition of the event, organised by MSLTA and PMDTA, were Subash Paramasivam, Nishant Dabas, Archita Mahalwal, Priyanshi Bhandari and local girl

Top seeded Sevil Yuldashiva of got past a fighting Bhakti Shah 6-4 6-4 to become the

World no 61 in junior rankings, Dostanbek Tashbulatov of and world no 49 of Hong Kong have been given the top seedings in the boys and girls events respectively.

Tashbulatov will take on wildcard while Wong will clash with reigning under-16 national champion Gargi Pawar in the opening rounds.

Under-18 national champion and Pune lad Siddanth Banthia has been seeded fourth and will take on Malaysia's in the opening round.

The B1 category tournament is a closed event for Asian continent and one of the most reputed championships after the junior grand slams in Under-18 category.

Players from 11 countries in the region -- China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and -- will compete in the tournament.

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First Published: Sun, October 21 2018. 18:30 IST
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