Sacchitt Sharma top seed in ITF juniors tennis
Sacchitt Sharma will be the top seed in the ITF grade-3 junior tennis to be played at the CLTA Complex from Monday.
While Dev Javia is the only other Indian player to be seeded No.4 in a strong field, Kaavya Sawhney figures as the only Indian seeded player at eighth in the girls event.
In the final qualifying round, Jagmeet Kaur Grewal knocked out the girls top seed Rutuja Chaphalkar 7-5, 6-4.
Boys: 1. Sacchitt Sharma, 2. Stijn Pel (Ned), 3. Younes Lalami Laaroussi (Mar), 4. Dev Javia, 5. Alexander Gaponenko (Isr), 6. Sahar Simon (Isr), 7. Guy Den Ouden (Ned), 8. Roi Ginat (Isr).
Girls: 1. Weronika Baszak (Pol), 2. Mai Napatt NIrundorn (Tha), 3. Lunda Kumhom (Tha), 4. Melissa Boyden (Ned), 5. Anastasia Astakhova (Kaz), 6. Holly Fischer (GBR), 7. Jiaqi Huang (Chn), 8. Kaavya Sawhney.
Boys (third and final qualifying round): Ajay Malik bt Iqbal Mohd. Khan 6-2,4-6, 6-2; NIshant Dabas bt Uddayvir Singh 6-2, 6-3; Thomas George Brun bt Deepender Grewal 2-6, 6-1, 6-4; Adit Sinha bt Vansh Kapoor 7-5, 6-1.
Girls (third and final qualifying round): Jagmeet Kaur Grewal bt Rutuja Chaphalkar (US) 7-5, 6-4; Shuoran Wang bt Lakshmi Gowda 6-0, 6-3; Archita Mahalwal bt Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa 7-6(4), 6-3; Malaika Rapolu (US) bt Renne Singla 6-0, 6-0.