Chandigarh, 12 : Top Seed Warit Sornbutnark of Thailand entered the Quarterfinals of boys singles and Donna Vekic of Croatia entered the Quarterfinals in girls singles. Warit S. continued his good run in the tournament as he disposed of Abduvonous Saitmukhamedov of Uzbekistan in 3 sets in the pre-quarterfinals. Losing the first set 3-6 Warit S. came back strongly in the 2nd set and wrapped-up at 6-2. The 3rd set saw a seesaw struggle between the two players before Warit S. held his nerve to put it across Abduvonous S. 6-4 in the final set.
It was a bleak day for Indian players as most of them got knocked out but Rakshay Thakkar made it to the quarterfinal as he beat a spirited challenge from Kal Wen Lai of Taipei. The 1st set saw a titanic struggle for supremacy but Rakshit Thakkar came on top 7-6(5). However he smothered Kai Wen Lai 6-2 in the decider. Chi Shan Jao of Taipei entered the quarterfinals as Or Ram Harel. of Israel retired after two games in the 1st set due to stomach upset.
In the girls section top seed Anna Tyulpa of Russia got knocked out in straight sets from Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-4. It was a match which swung either way with Donna Vekic holding her nerves and finally putting it across to the top seed. The Indian challenge in the girls section was dominant than the boys section as Ratnika Batra got the better of Nadya Syarifah of Indonesia in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Anastasiya Prenko disposed of her Indian compatriot Anushka Bhargava in a well contested 3 setter at 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Prarthana Thombare ended the challenge of Fang Chi Tsao in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. The quarterfinals in the girls section will feature 2 Russian girls; 2 Indian girls; 1 Croatian girl; 1 Turkish girl; 1 Turkmenistanian girl and 1 Ukrainian girl.
In the boys doubles event Arjun Khade and Rakshay Thakkar disposed of Joshua Ward Hibbert of Great Britain and Maciej Romanowicz from Poland in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. While Vinod Gowde of India and Kai-Wen Lai of Taipei combined well together to beat Rohit Bisht & Saurabh Singh of India in a keenly well contested match 6-4, 7-6.
The Quarterfinal round matches will start at 10.30 A.M. tomorrow in CLTA Complex. The results of Pre-Quarterfinals matches are as below:-
1. Warit Sornbutnark (THA) bt Abduvoris Saitmukhamedov (UZB) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Joshua Ward Hibbert (GBR) bt Wen Chun Liang (TPE) 6-3, 6-4
3. Temur Ismailov (UZB) bt Shao Chin Yang (TPE) 6-1, 6-1
4. Chi Shan Jao (TPE) bt Or Ram Harel (ISR) 2-0 Ret
5. Qin Tu (CHN) bt Chih-Jen Ho (TPE) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
6. Enzo Couacaud (FRA) bt Rishabhdev Raman (IND) 7-5, 6-3
7. Maciej Romanowicz (POL) bt Nattan Benjasupawan (THA) 6-1, 6-1
8. Rakshay Thakkar (IND) bt Kal-Wen Lai (TPE) 7-6(5), 6-2
1. Donna Vekic (CRO) bt Anna Tyulpa (RUS) 7-5, 6-4
2. Ratnik Batra (IND) bt Nadya Syarifah (INA) 6-3, 6-1
3. Anastasiya Prenko (TKM) bt Anushka Bhargava (IND) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
4. Prarthana G. Thombare (IND) bt Fang Chi Tsao (TPE) 6-3, 6-3
5. Basak Eraydin (TUR) bt Sharmda Balu (IND) 6-1, 6-3
6. Evgeniya Svintsva (RUS) bt Kanika Vaidya (IND) 6-3, 6-4
7. Oleksandra Korashvili (UKR) bt Natasha Palha (IND) 7-5, 6-1
8. Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) bt Napatsaakoran Sankaew (THA) 6-3, 6-2
1. Arjun Khade (IND) & Rakshay Thakkar (IND) bt Maciej Romanowicz (POL) & Joshua Ward Hibbert (GBR) 6-4, 6-1
2. Vinod Gowde (IND) & Kai-Wen Lai (TPE) bt Rohit Bisht (IND) & Saurabh Singh (IND) 6-4, 7-6(0)
3. Yash Deshpande (IND) & Rishabhdev Raman (IND) W/O Or Ram Harel (ISR) & Qin Tu (CHN)
4. Enzo Couacaud (FRA) & Shukhrat Gizatulin (UZB) bt Nattan Benjasupawan (THA) & Warit Sornbutnark (THA) 7-5, 6-1