Mysore: Unseeded Advaith Chakravarthy of Tamil Nadu continued his fine run by registering an upset win over top-seeded M.S. Rakshit of Karnataka 6-1, 6-1 and entered the semifinals in the boys' under-14 singles on the third-day of the N. Ananda Rao Memorial AITA Talent Series tennis tournament here on Wednesday.
On a day of upsets in that section, seventh-seeded B. Pranash of Tamil Nadu knocked out second-seeded Karnataka lad M. Arjun 7-5, 7-6(3) in a absorbing contest.
Harish bounces back
Unseeded M. Harish Chakravarthy of Tamil Nadu saved seven match points in the second set to shock fourth seeded Andrew Jose of Karnataka 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-2 and entered the semifinals.
In the girls' under-12 section, unseeded Tanvi Bhat of Kerala shocked top-seeded Nidhitra Rajmohan of Tamil Nadu 6-4, 7-5 to enter the semifinals. S. Soha of Karnataka shocked second-seeded Dakshatha Patel of Gujarat 5-7, 6-0, 10-2 in another quarterfinal.
The results (Quarterfinals):
Boys under-14: dvaith Chakravarthy (TN) bt M.S.Rakshit 6-1, 6-1; B.Pranash (TN) bt M.Arjun 7-5, 7-6(3); V. Jeevan (TN) bt S. Karthik 7-5, 6-3; M. Harish Chakravarthy (TN) bt Andrew Jose (Kar) 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-2.
Boys u-12: Bharath N.K. (TN) bt Vignesh S 6-4, 6-4; V.Jeevan (TN) bt Upamanyu Sinha (Guj) 6-2, 6-1; B.Pranash (TN) bt Varun Venkat 6-1, 6-2; R.Preeth Kumar (TN) bt Surya Prasad (Kar) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Girls u-14: C.S. Praneetha (TN) bt Mariam Gaffer 6-3, 7-6(2); Lakshmi Nikita bt Dakshatha Patel (Guj) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Shika N Singh bt Shivani Manjanna 6-2, 7-6(5); Kavya N. Kumar bt R. Sai Avanthika (AP) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.
Girls u-12: Tanvi Bhat (Ker) bt Nidhitra rajmohan (TN) 6-4, 7-5; Shivani Manjanna bt S.Akshaya 6-2, 6-2; R.Sai Avanthika (AP) bt T.Shryashree (TN) 6-0, 6-1; S.Soha bt Dakshatha Patel (Guj) 5-7, 6-0, 10-2 . — Correspondent