Priyanshi, Reddy move to second round of junior Asian tennis championship


Pune, Oct 22 (PTI) India's Priyanshi Bhandari and Sai Karteek Reddy scored contrasting victories to move to the second round of the girls and the boys events respectively at the HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship, here on Monday.

Priyanshi Bhandari thrashed Hoi Ki Jenny Wong of Hongkong 6-0, 6-1 while Reddy came faced stiff competition from Hong Kong's Sebastian Nothhaft before prevailing 6-4 1-6 6-4 in the opening round.

Also moving to the next round was top seed Dostanbek Tashbulatov, who easily got past wild card Aryaan Bhatia 6-3 6-2.

Sixth seeded Sacchitt Sharma rallied past wildcard Tejasvi Mehra 6-1 6-3 and seventh seeded Mann Maulik Shah played out a tough second set to get past Aaryan Zaveri 6-2 7-6(4).

Local lad and last year's runner-up Siddhant Banthia beat Christian Didier Chin of Malaysia 6-4 6-2.

In the most exciting contest of the day, Taiyo Hirano of Japan came back from behind to edge out Madhwin Kamath 4-6 7-6(6) 6-3.

In the girls event, top seed Hong Yi Cody Wong of Hongkong defeated wildcard Gargi Pawar 6-4 6-1 while qualifier Sevil Yuldasheva proved too strong for Sudipta Kumar, winning 6-2 6-4

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