Banthia and Patel advance

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 25 October 2018

The duo beat Natthayut Nithithananont and Sebastian Nothhaft to enter semis

Pune: The Indian pair of Siddhant Banthia and Megh Bhargav Patel defeated Natthayut Nithithananont from Thailand and Sebastian Nothhaft from Hong Kong 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) in the boys doubles contest of the second edition of the HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship in progress at Deccan Gymkhana Tennis Courts on Wednesday.

In another match, Christian Didier Chin from Malaysia and Sergey Fomin from Uzbekistan beat Odeda Muhammad Arazza from Indonesia and Kabir Hans from India 6-1, 6-1. Meanwhile the pair of Dev Javia and Mann Shah defeated Kevin Patel and Aaryan Zaveri 6-4 7-6 (7-2) to advance to the next round.

In the secound round of the singles event, fourth seed Siddhant Banthia outplayed Taiyo Hirano from Japan 6-1, 6-2 while fifth seeded Megh Bhargav Patel defeated Ki Lung Ng of Hong Kong 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

In another action, sixth seeded Sacchitt Sharrma served out Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta 6-0, 6-4 while seventh seeded Mann Shah broke Digvijay Pratap Singh once in each set winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to make it to the quarterfinals.
 
Results: 
Round 2: 

Boys:  4-Siddhant Banthia (Ind) bt Taiyo Hirano (Jpn)  6-1, 6-2; 2- Sergey Fomin (Uzb) bt Natthayut Nithithananont (Tha) 6-3, 6-2; 1-Dostanbek Tashbulatov (Kaz) bt Krish Patel (Ind) 6-2, 6-2; 5-Megh Bhargav Patel (Ind) bt Ki Lung Ng (Hkg) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; 6-Sacchitt Sharrma (Ind) bt Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (Ind) 6-0, 6-4; Dev Javia (Ind) bt 8-Thantub Suksumrarn (Tha) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; 7-Mann Shah (Ind) bt Digvijay Pratap Singh (Ind) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4; 3-Seon Yong Han (Kor) bt Arthav Neema (Ind) 6-4 6-1.

Girls: 1- Hong Yi Cody Wong (Hkg) bt Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; 4-Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) bt Saki Imamura (Jpn) 6-3, 6-3; 7-Jiaqi Wang (Chn) bt Priyanshi Bhandari (Ind) 6-0, 6-1; 8-Mai Napatt Nirundorn (Tha) bt Malikaa Marathe (Ind) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3; 3-Mananchaya Sawangkaew (Tha) bt Jiaqi Huang (Chn) 6-0, 6-4; Yasmina Karimjanova (Uzb) bt 2- Himari Sato (Jpn) 6-3, 6-4; 5-Mana Kawamura (Jpn) bt Sevil Yuldasheva (Uzb) 7-6 (8-6) 6-2; 6-Funa Kozaki (Jpn) bt Yekaterina Dmitrichenko (Kaz) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles :Boys: 1-Siddhant Banthia (Ind) and Megh Bhargav Patel (Ind) bt Natthayut Nithithananont (Tha) and Sebastian Nothhaft (Hkg) 7-5 7-6 (9-7); 3-Christian Didier Chin (Mas) and Sergey Fomin (Uzb) bt Odeda Muhammad Arazza (Ina) and Kabir Hans (Ind) 6-1, 6-1; Dev Javia (Ind) and Mann Shah (Ind) bt Kevin Patel (Ind) and Aaryan Zaveri (Ind) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); 2-Seon Yong Han (Kor) and Thantub Suksumrarn (Tha) bt Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (Ind) and Madhwin Kamath (Ind) 4-6, 6-2 (12-10).

Girls: 1-Himari Sato (Jpn) and Mananchaya Sawangkaew (Tha) bt Yekaterina Dmitrichenko (Kaz) and Yasmina Karimjanova (Uzb) 6-2, 6-4; 4-Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) and Jiaqi Wang (Chn) bt Jiaqi Huang (Chn) and Hoi Ki Jenny Wong (Hkg) 6-2, 6-2; 3-Mana Kawamura (Jpn) and Funa Kozaki (Jpn) bt Kaavya Sawhney (Ind) and Sevil Yuldasheva (Uzb) 6-3, 6-4; Saki Imamura (Jpn) and Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) bt 2-Mai Napatt Nirundorn (Tha) and Hong Yi Cody Wong (Hkg) 6-2, 6-1.

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