27 Jul 2018

Finalists one year ago at the 2017 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open, when India’s Snehit Suravajjula beat Indian colleague Jeet Chandra to clinch the Junior Boys’ Singles title; one year later there will be no repeat.

On Thursday 26th July both experienced earlier than anticipated defeats.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Snehit Suravajjula, the no.4 seed, suffered a second round reverse at the hands of Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yen-Chen (5-11, 11-9, 11-2, 10-12, 11-9, 3-11, 11-8) who, in the very next round, was beaten by colleague Wang Chen-You (2-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9, 11-3).

A second round defeat for Snehit Suravajjula, for Jeet Chandra, the no.6 seed, it was a third round exit. He was beaten by China’s Xu Hao (11-2, 14-12, 11-8, 6-11, 9-11, 9-11, 11-7).

Surprise quarter-final places for Wang Chen-You and Xu Hao, players with no world ranking; it was the same for Iran’s Radin Khayyam as it was for the India duo of Anukram Jain and Payas Jain. In the third round Radin Khayyam, the no.14 seed, who one round earlier, had beaten Chinese Taipei’s Tai Ming-Wei, the no.5 seed (11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9), reserved his last eight place by overcoming India’s Dev Shroff, the no.26 seed (11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 5-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-8).

Good form from Radin Khayyam, it was the same from Payas Jain, the no.13 seed. After accounting for the host nation’s Khaled Khader, the no.8 seed (11-8, 11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4), he ended the hopes of Chinese Taipei’s Lin Hsn-Yu, the no.18 seed (11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8). Third round wins as status advised, for Anukram Jain it was somewhat different, he caused an upset; the no.14 seed, he beat Iran’s Amirreza Abbasi, the no.7 seed (11-9, 14-12, 11-8, 11-5).

Unexpected names in the last eight but the top three remained unscathed. Chinese Taipei’s Li Hsing-Yang, the no.1 seed and Iran’s Amin Ahmadian, the no.2 seed, both overcame Indian adversaries to reserve their quarter-final places. Li Hsing-Yang beat Sarthak Seth (11-6, 11-7, 11-4, 11-9); Amin Ahmadian overcame Parth Virmani, the no.10 seed (2-11, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 13-11, 11-9). Defeats for India but Manush Utpalbhai Shah, flew the flag. The no.3 seed, he ended the aspirations of Iran’s Hamid Shams (11-8, 11-3, 11-5, 11-9).

At the quarter-final stage Li Hsing-Yang confronts Xu Hao, Anukran Jain faces Wang Chen-You. In the opposite half of the draw, Manush Utpalbhai Shah meets Payas Jain, Radin Khayyam confronts Amin Ahmadian

In the Junior Boys’ Doubles event, the leading pairs have yet to enter the arena.

Both the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Boys’ Doubles events conclude on Friday 27th July.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Jordan Junior & Cadet Open Jeet Chandra Snehit Suravajjula

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