Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 20 August 2014 |

Harry Bourchier has gone down in the second round of the boys’ singles event at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Bourchier fell 6-4 6-2 to third seed Karen Khachanov in just his second match back after an injury absence.

“I didn’t play my best at all today. It was my second match in a couple of months and I guess that’s just the reason why it didn’t go the way I wanted. Definitely in the first set I didn’t take my opportunities,” the Tasmanian assessed.

“I haven’t been playing 100 per cent and not enough matches under my belt. That’s why I’m getting broken so often at the moment. I played pretty good, served okay, I just didn’t really take my opportunities, I suppose.”

Bourchier later returned to court in the mixed doubles with Priscilla Hon and lost 6-3 6-4 to fifth seeds Jil Teichmann of Switzerland and Jan Zielinski of Poland.

Fellow Aussies Naiktha Bains and Marc Polmans also went down, pushing Hungarian-Polish duo and No.7 seeds Fanni Stollar and Kamil Majchrzak to 4-6 6-3 [11-9].

“It was my first time playing mixed. Good experience. Good to play with Naiktha, a good friend. I really enjoyed myself out there although we lost, it was still good fun,” Polmans said.

“We were just unlucky but I had lots of fun,” Bains added.

“Hopefully we can do it again sometime. Singles tomorrow so hopefully I can get a run going.”

Bains takes on seventh seed Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine in her second-round singles match on Wednesday.

> view the YOG girls’ singles draw

Her run in the girls’ doubles event came to an end on Tuesday, however; she and Hon, the No.4 seeds, lost 7-6(3) 6-1 to American Sofia Kenin and Renata Zarazua of Mexico.