In the semi-final, Banthia was leading 6-2 4-2 when top-seeded rival Dostanbek Tashbulatov of Kazakhstan conceded the match. The Pune boy will now take on second-seeded Sergey Fomin of Uzbekistan in the title clash on Saturday at the Deccan Gymkhana. Fomin scored a 6-4 6-3 win over third-seeded Korean Seon Yong Han in the other semi-final.
In the girls’ singles, third-seed Mananchaya Sawangkaew of Thailand upset top seed Hong Yi Cody Wong of Hong Kong 7-6 (4) 6-2. She set up an all-Thai final with eighth seed Mai Napatt Nirundorn, who struggled before getting past fourth seed Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the other semi-final match.
Mananchaya later paired with Japan’s Himari Sato to clinch the girls’ doubles title. In the final, the pair got the better of Saki Imamura and Punnin Kovapitukted with a scoreline of 7-5 6-3. Third seeds Christian Didier Chin and Fomin carved out a 7-6 (7) 6-3 win over the Indian pair of Dev Javia and Mann Shah to win the boys’ doubles crown.