Prominent local players Indra Patwardhan, Jayesh Pungaliya, Kanishka Chawla and Vasanti Shinde scored fluent wins to enter the singles pre-quarter finals of the Walchand Cup U-16 National Series junior tennis tournament here today.
On a day when no major upset was recorded, sixth seed Indra eased past Nihit Rawal of Chhattisgarh 6-3 6-4, while unseeded Jayesh made short work of West Bengal's Ishan Eqbal 6-2 6-4 in the boys second round matches at Deccan Gymkhana courts.
In the girls side, Kanishka crushed Tamil Nadu's G S Vasavi without dropping a single game, while sixth seed Vasanti defeated Andhra Pradesh's S Mansi Reddy 6-3 6-1.
Andhra qualifier Amreen Naaz continued her dream run in the tournament as she made it to the pre-quarterfinals at the expense of statemate R Niharika. She won a well-fought first set tie-breaker, before winning the second set 6-4.
Results: Boys (2nd round): 1-Vishnu Prasad (Del) bt Faisal Qamar (Raj) 7-6 (3) 6-3; Shrey Gupta (Har) bt Anurag Nenwani (Del) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-3; Yash Yadav (MP) bt Lucky Loser-Karan Lalchandani (Mah) 6-1 6-2; 7-Dalwindar Singh (Pun) bt Siddharth Anand (Del) 6-3 6-1.
4-Udayan Bhakar (Raj) bt Kunal Vazirani (Mah) 6-4 6-4; Sahil Gaware (Mah) bt Arjun Ramakrishnan (TN) 7-6 (4) 6-1; Dheer Bhatti (Chd) bt Shantanu Gupta (Del) 7-5 4-6 6-4; 6-Indra Patwardhan (Mah) bt Nihit Rawal (Chd) 6-3 6-4; 8-P V Gnana Bhaskar (AP) bt LL-Mohit Bhardwaj (Del) 6-1 6-2; Jagesh Pungliya (Mah) bt Eshaque Iqbal (WB) 6-2 6-4.
Aryan Goveas (Mah) bt Utkarsh Bhardwaj (UK) 6-1 6-2; 5-S D Prajwal Dev (Ktk) bt Raghav Jaisinghani (MP) 7-5 6-1; Paramveer Bajwa (Chd) bt Vasisht Cheruku (Ktk) 6-7 (7) 6-4 6-2; Ganesh Srinivasan (TN) bt Kushaan Nath (Del) 6-3 6-1; 2-B R Nikshep (Ktk) bt Parikshit Somani (Asm) 6-3 6-1.