Coimbatore: Andhra Pradesh's Rishab and S.M. Abdullah stunned sixth seed A. Veerabhadran and eighth seed Sai Avinash (both Tamil Nadu) in the under-14 boys' singles first round of the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the Life Spring Sports Condo here on Monday. However, it was smooth sailing for the seeds in both the under-12 boys' and girls' section.
The results (first round): Boys: U-12: Karan P. Kurup (TN) bt Harsh Vardhan (TN) 6-1, 6-1; S.P. Prasanth (TN) bt M.S. Rakshith (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Sai Avinash (TN) bt Arvind V. Raj (TN) 6-0, 6-0; V. Vishal (TN) bt Jaya Surya (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Mohd. Abrar (TN) bt M. Jayanth Jayaraman (TN) 6-4, 6-1; Neeraj Elangovan (TN) bt N. Ashwin (TN) 6-2, 6-2; C. Tulasi Ram (TN) bt S. Gautham (TN) 6-2, 6-3; Rishab (AP) bt S. Harish Ritish (TN) 6-0, 6-0. U-14: Ishwar Prasad (TN) bt Suresh Kanna (TN) 6-0, 6-1; Jayaraj Prasanna bt V. Vishal (TN) 6-1, 6-1; Karan P. Kurup bt N. Ashwin (TN) 6-0, 6-1; Varun Satya Narayanan (Kar) bt R. Sanjeev 6-1, 6-1; M. Senthil Kumar (TN) bt E. Hariram Ranganathan 6-4, 6-4; S.M. Abdullah (AP) bt Sai Avinash (TN) 6-4, 6-4; Rishab (AP) bt A. Veerabhadran (TN) 6-0, 2-6, 3-2 (conceded). Girls: U-12: M.R. Subhashini (TN) bt S. Vishnu Priya (TN) 7-6 (1), 6-2; Abhinaya (TN) bt Shamini Dhan (TN) 6-0, 7-6 (4); Sambhavi Dixit (TN) bt Malavika Sundaram Ravi (TN) 6-0, 6-0; M. Aneesha (TN) bt A.V Rithika (TN) 5-7, 6-, 6-0; Ashwini Suresh (TN) bt Thotta Rajeswari (Kar) 6-, 6-2; M. Pavithra (TN) bt A. Nikitha (TN) 6-1, 6-0. U-14: A.V. Rithika (TN) bt Sneha (TN) 6-0, 6-3; Dhruthi T. Venugopal (Kar) bt M.R. Subhashini (TN) 6-3, 6-2; Akshaya Chandran (TN) bt Shamini Dhan (TN) 6-0, 6-1; S. Nivetha Sekar (TN) bt Vishnu Priya (TN) 6-0, 6-0; H. Madhumitha (TN) bt B. Abhinaya (TN) 6-1, 6-1; Sambhavi Dixit bt R. Swathi (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Ratnika Prasad (TN) bt Vidhya Bharathi (TN) 7-5, 6-3; Nupur Roy Chowdhary (Kar) bt M. Bharani (TN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1; S. Swetha (TN) bt Thotta Rajeswari (Kar) 6-3, 6-0.
Children: U-10 (pre-quarterfinals): A.P. Roshan bt Arun Gokul 6-2; M. Sukavaneshwar bt S.S. Deepika 6-5 (4); I.B. Akshay bt M. Harish Chakravarthi 6-0; S. Shruthick w/o N. Rohit; Sharook Salman bt C.K. Indrakumar 6-4; Sibi bt M. Gowtham 6-1; Ajith Kumar bt Sri Ram 6-0; S. Harish Ritish bt Gaurav Narayanan 6-1.