Unseeded Eqbal stuns fourth seed Kundan

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2012, 20:39 PM IST

Kolkata: Unseeded Ishaque Eqbal from Bengal stunned fourth seed Allen Johnson Kundan of Punjab in the first round of boys under-16 section in the Sunfeast AITA Super Series at the South Club clay courts on Tuesday.

Ishaque ousted the fourth seed 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 while in another upset eighth seed B R Nikshep of Andhra Pradesh went down to Punjab`s Dalwinder Singh in a fierce 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (6) battle.

Eqbal did not miss a single shot, forcing Kundan to come up with errors in a close first set.

Eqbal won the first set by 6-4 but his rival levelled the match by grabbing the second set 6-2.

In the third, Eqbal dominated the proceedings as he broke Kundan twice to wrap it up 6-2.

Top seed Deepak Vishwakarma made next round without facing any competition after his Delhi opponent Rishab Dahiya gave a walk-out, while second seed Richie Agarwal thrashed Raghav Jaisinghania (Madhya Pradesh) 6-0, 6-2.

PTI