Jarvis notches two big victories in Belarus

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Tom Jarvis overcame two higher-ranked players, including the fifth seed, to move into the last 16 of the Belarus Open in Minsk.

Jarvis, the world No 169, started with a fantastic 4-1 victory over world No 67 Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan, the fifth seed, in the round of 64.

His next victim was Amalraj Anthony of India (WR 121). It was a see-saw seven-setter in which Jarvis three times took the lead only for Anthony to peg him back.

The Englishman took the decider 11-8 to inflict another defeat on Anthony, having also beaten him 4-3 at the World Championships in April and 4-0 at the Commonwealth Championships in July.

Jarvis next plays Marek Badowski of Poland, the world No 120, in the last 16. It is a chance for revenge for Jarvis after Badowski beat him in the quarter-finals of last month’s Polish Open.

Click here to watch the match live at 12.50pm UK time (registration required).

Tin-Tin Ho, seeded 19th in the Women’s Singles, advanced from her last-64 match against Poland’s Julia Slazak with relative ease in four straight.

But she was defeated in five games in the last 32 by Chinese opponent Kuai Man.

Results

Men’s Singles
Round of 64
Tom Jarvis bt Kirill Gerassimenko (KAZ) 4-1 (11-5, 11-4, 11-13, 11-8, 13-11)

Round of 32
Jarvis bt Amalraj Anthony (IND) 4-3 (11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 12-14, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8)

Women’s Singles
Round of 64
Tin-Tin Ho bt Julia Slazak (POL) 4-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6)

Round of 32
Kuai Man (CHN) bt Ho 4-1 (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9)

 

 

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