POSTED DAE : Jan. 10, 2017
Edinburgh: India's top U-13, Shreyas Mehta has been making waves. The Mumbai youngster may have missed making mark in the just concluded British Junior Open but subsequently showed his calibre by emerging the winner in the Scottish Junior Open.
Shreyas who had earlier won the US junior open added another big title with a comeback from the jaws of defeat to post a five game win over Colombia's Juan Jose Torres Lara. The 9/12 seeded Indian won 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.
Like in the US tournament, Shreyas was fluent in progress, not dropping a game until the title-round. A significant win enroute to the final was Scottish player Ben Robert John Barron who was higher seeded at ¾. The Indian's trying moments came in the final but the young talent showed the grit to wriggle out of a difficult initial phase before posting the win.