27 Jul 2018

Iran’s Navid Shams and Radin Khayyam alongside India’s Dev Shroff and Chinese Taipei’s Li Hsin-Yu, as expected, progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Cadet Boys’ Singles event at the 2018 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open in Amman, following success on Thursday 26th July; all appear amongst the top eight seeds.

Similarly in the Cadet Girls’ Singles competition, India’s Swastika Gjosh, Munmun Kundu and Nithya Mani in addition to Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yu-Jie reserved their last eight places; however, there were plenty of surprises.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Notably, in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event Iran’s Mohammadjavad Sohrabi beat India’s Payas Jain, the top seed, the reserve his last eight spot (7-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 14-12). In a similar manner, Chinese Taipei’s Wang Guan-Rui accounted for Himnakulhpuingheta Jeho, the no.4 seed (7-11, 13-11, 14-12, 4-11, 11-8) and also from India to secure his quarter-final berth.

Unexpected Cadet Boys’ Singles quarter-finalists, there were two more; also from Chinese Taipei, in the opening round Wang Chen-You beat Egypt’s Yassin Wael (11-8, 11-9, 11-6) to reserve his place, Iran’s Mobin Alipourghalehjough progressed following success against Thailand’s Chettanabodi Chanpen (11-8, 11-9, 11-8).

In the round of the last eight Mohammadjavad Sohrabi meets Wang Chen-You, Dev Shroff opposes Radim Khayyam. In the opposite half of the draw Navid Shams plays Wang Guan-Ru, Mobin Alipourghalehjough confronts Li Hsin-Yu.

Somewhat similarly in the Cadet Girls’ Singles event China’s Wang Guining and Zhang Xueli in addition to Chinese Taipei’s Tsai Yun-En were very much the surprise quarter-finalists.

No world ranking, in the opening round Wang Guining beat India’s Diya Parag Chitale, the top seed (11-9, 11-4, 11-9) who earlier in the day had finished in second place in her group behind Sui Xiaoran also from China and new to the international scene. First place for Sui Xiaoran meant a direct entry to the quarter-finals.

Good form from Wang Guining, it was the same from Zhang Xueli and Tsai Yun-En who in the opening round both overcame Indian opponents. Zhang Xueli accounted for Trisha Gogoi, the no.4 seed (11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6); Tsai Yun-En halted the progress of Suhana Saini, the no.6 seed (7-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8).

At the quarter-final stage, Munmum Kundu meets Sui Xiaoran, Nithya Mani opposes Tsai Yun-En; in the adjacent half of the draw it is Zhang Xueli versus Swastika Ghosh; Wang Guining in opposition to Huang Yu-Jie.

In both the Cadet Boys’ Doubles and Cadet Girls’ Doubles competitions, the leading pairs have yet start their programme of matches.

Meanwhile, in the Hopes Boys’ Singles event the top four names in the guise of Navid Shams and India’s Jash Modi alongside Sweden’s Elias Sjögren and Tom Holmqvist progressed to the quarter-finals. In the Hopes Girls’ Singles Suhana Saini and Foteimi Meletie of Cyprus in addition to Jordan’s Joyce Ma’Louf and Dana Alkhateeb have reserved semi-final places.

All individual events conclude on Friday 27th July.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Jordan Junior & Cadet Open Li Hsin-Yu Navid Shams Radin Khayyam Dev Shroff

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