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ITF Junior Circuit Week II

India’s Rudra Kapoor creates upset to enter boys’ singles semis

India’s Rudra Kapoor
India’s Rudra Kapoor

Indian pair Archita Mahalwal and Akshya Suresh created a major upset to enter the semi-finals girls’ doubles main draw quarterfinals when they beat top seed Taipei duo Chia Yi Tsao and Yu Hua Cheng 7/6(2), 3/6, 10-2 in ITF Junior Circuit Week II worked off at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) clay courts yesterday.

Anjalika Kurera and her Indian partner Snigdha Baruah were beaten by their Chinese counterparts Jiagi Huang and Yijia Jiao in straight sets 2/6, 1/6 in their doubles main draw quarterfinal.

Felicia Halim (India) partnered by Hei Hasegawa (Japan) had the better of their Indian opponents Sri Sanchana Sampath and Tanvikhaa Saravanan 6/1, 6/2 to enter the semis. The other women’s doubles quarter final match saw Chui Kei Leung (Hong Kong) and Jessica Christa (India) beating their Japanese opponents Yuna Kadowaki and Honoka Umeda 6/1, 6/2.

Indian pair Archita Mahalwal and Akshya Suresh will meet China’s Jiagi Huang and Yijia Jiao in the women’s doubles first semi-final and Felicia Halim (India) partnered by Hei Hasegawa (Japan) will take on Chui Kei Leung (Hong Kong) and Jessica Christa (India) in the other women’s doubles semis.

India’s Rudra Kapoor created an upset when he beat top seed Malaysia’s Jian Keong Takeshi Koey 6/2, 6/4 in the boys’ singles quarterfinal match. Rudra dominated the match from the beginning and cruised to victory with ease.

China’s Baoluo Zheng had the better of Timothy Phung (USA) 7/6(9), 6/0 and India’s Sandeep VM beat Taipei’s Kai Shiang Yang 6/4, 4/6, 6/1 in their singles quarterfinal matches. The other boys’ quarter final saw Hong Kong’s Tim Thomas defeating Taipei’s Nan Hsun Lin in easy straight sets 6/1, 6/3.


 

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