Bangkok: Former Asian Champion Aditya Mehta on Sunday became the only Indian to qualify for the last-16 stage of the Sangsom 6 Red Snooker World Championships here.
He defeated Dechawat Pooma of Thailand with a lead score of 64.
The match was a see saw affair as Aditya and Dechawat were locked 44 before the Indian took the lead in the ninth and 10th frame consecutively.
"I was really looking forward to the 6 Red Worlds after my victory at the Asian Snooker Championships this year," Aditya said.
"I see myself coming through pretty well. It`s an achievement for me to be the only Indian in the `Last 16` stage of the tournament."
Aditya will be playing Panompai Powises of Thailand next.
I`ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.