Calcutta: Briton Nick Cavaday knocked out top seed and lone Indian challenger Chatwinder Singh 6-4, 6-3 in quarter finals of the Pepsodent-ONGC ITF junior meet at the DKS on Thursday.
In another quarter final, fifth seeded Ukrainian Dmytri Tolok prevailed over fourth seed Wahyu Trijatisunu of Indonesia 2-6, 6-0, 6-4.
In the girls’ singles, India’s Sanaa Bhambri and Marutha Devi cruised into the semi-finals. While third-seeded Bhambri brushed aside Korean qualifier Jung Yeon-shin 6-1, 6-1, Marutha emerged a 6-3, 6-4 winner over countrymate S. Punam Reddy in the quarter finals.
Cavaday raced to a 5-0 lead before Chatwinder staged a remarkable fightback in the first set. However, Cavaday broke the top seed in the tenth game to claim the first set.
The second set started with both players exchanging serve breaks. In the fourth game, Chatwinder again failed to retain his serve and the English made it 4-1 in the next game.
City girl Priyanka Parekh and Bhambri, reached the girls’ doubles final, beating countrymates Marutha and Vandana Murali 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) . In the boys’ doubles semi-finals, Rupesh Roy and Anshuman Dutta went down in semi-finals to Cavaday and Max Jones 4-6, 6-0, 5-7.