Rushil Khosla and Bushan Haobam underlined their potential as they helped India win the gold within the Asia-Oceania Junior Davis Cup under-16 boys’ tennis event on the DLTA Complicated right here on Thursday.
Although qualifying for the World Group as one of many prime three groups within the area was the fundamental objective, it was an icing on the cake as India beat Japan 2-1 within the closing, with Rushil and Bushan profitable the decisive doubles 6-3, 6-4.
Rushil, enjoying one of the best tennis of his fledgling profession thus far, put up a high-quality fare in reviving India’s fortunes within the closing, by beating Yuta Tomida 6-3, 3-6, 6-0. Bushan had earlier misplaced the primary singles in three units to Naoya Honda.
After 5 hours of battle, the groups had been on par when Rushil and Bushan performed an inspiring spell, particularly within the second set of doubles after they recovered from being down 1-4 to shut out the match in straight units.
Captain Sajid Lodi performed a splendid position in pepping up Bushan with fixed encouragements, and cajoling Rushil to maintain a cool head throughout their singles matches. Rushil tended to get carried away within the second set, however recovered remarkably to play a superlative sport within the decider of the singles in affixing his stamp of authority on the competition.
Australia took the third qualification spot by beating Kazakhstan 2-0, due to the efforts of Charlie Camus and Hayden Jones.
Last: India bt Japan 2-1 (Bushan Haobam misplaced to Naoya Honda 3-6, 6-3, 2-6; Rushil Khosla bt Yuta Tomida 6-3, 3-6, 6-0; Bushan & Rushil bt Naoya & Yuta 6-3, 6-4).
Third place: Australia bt Kazakhstan 2-0 (Charlie Camus bt Vitaliy Zatespin 6-1, 6-1; Hayden Jones bt Amir Omarkhanov 0-6, 7-6(1), 6-4).
Fifth place: Korea bt Vietnam 2-1 (Ko Min Ho bt Phat Nguyen Minh 7-5, 6-2; Kim Se Hyun bt Anh Phamla Hoang 6-3, 6-0; Kim Se Hyun & Ko Min Ho misplaced to Khanh Nguyen Dai & Phat Nguyen Minh walkover).
Seventh place: Singapore bt Iran 2-0 (Most Wong bt Sam Pazoki 6-4, 6-4; Michael Jimenez bt Kasra Rahmani 3-6, 6-3, [12-10]).