: Unseeded Chandrika Joshi of Karnataka, playing a fluent baseline game, hogged the limelight on the second day by shocking top seed and State-mate Bhumika Srihari 8-3 to sail into the quarterfinals of the girls’ under-14 singles event, in the MTC Cup AITA tennis tournament for under-12 & under-14 boys and girls at the MTC courts here on Tuesday.
In the boys’ under-14 singles pre-quarterfinals, lucky loser T.A. Pranav of Karnataka scored an 8-3 upset win over fifth-seeded S. Boopathy of Tamil Nadu, while qualifier Yashwanth Loganathan of Tamil Nadu ousted third-seeded K.A. O’Brien of Chandigarh 8-0.
The results: Boys U-14 singles: Pre-quarterfinals (Best-of-15 games) : Rohit N. (Kar) bt R.C. Aditya (WB) 8-1; T.A. Pranav (Kar) bt Boopathy S. (TN) 8-3; Yashwanth Loganathan (TN) bt K.A. O’Brien (Chd) 8-0; Sathya Maran (TN) bt SS Vivek (Kar) 8-7(5); Aditya Rao (Kar) bt Kavan S. Kumar (Kar) 8-0; Surya Elangovan (TN) bt Deepak Senthil Kumar (TN) 8-6; Harshit Selvaraj (Kar) bt Arjun Sriram (Kar) 8-5; Rajnesh Bhandari (Kar) bt Manish G. (Kar) 8-3.
Boys U-12 : VV Dorai (TN) bt SV Ananth (TN) 8-3; Kavan S. Kumar (Kar) bt Siddarth Sunil (Kar) 8-5; S. Hiten (Ker) bt Arjun Sriram (Kar) 8-4; K. Sandesh (Kar) bt C. Rahul (AP) 8-0; PM Prasana (Kar) bt G. Manjesh (Kar) 8-2; Deepak S. Kumar (TN) bt Madhavan Manoj (Kar) 8-1; P. Rohan (Kar) bt HB Puneeth (Kar) 8-4; Anirudh Ramesh (Kar) bt S. Boopathy (TN) 8-3.
Girls U-14 singles : Chandrika Joshi (Kar) bt Bhumika Srihari (Kar) 8-3; AM Reshma (Kar) bt A. Rachana (TN) 8-2; B. Sonashre (PB) bt HC Akanksha (Kar) 8-2; NP Pragathi (Kar) bt C. Monika (Kar) 8-3; NP Prathiba (Kar) bt Jessica Gidddon (Kar) 8-0; F. Juveria (AP) bt RM Sahithi (AP) 8-2; JJ Anisha (Kar) w/o N. Ashritha (Kar); BP Prarthana (Kar) bt N. Ankita (Kar) 8-3.