Sixth-seeded R. Neharika shocked top-seeded Nandini Gupta 7-6(6), 6-1 in the girls’ under-18 semifinals of the All- India talent series tennis tournament at the Padmanjali Tennis Centre (Bowenpally) here on Thursday.
In the other semifinal, second-seeded S. Mansi Reddy scored a 6-1, 6-2 win over Challa Sai Harsha.
The results: Semifinals: Girls: Under-14: Y. Sai Dedeepya bt Rithika Bazar 6-3, 6-2; Y. Chikitha Reddy bt Syeda Shajiha Begum 5-7 6-4 7-6(5). Under-18: R. Neharika bt Nandini Gupta 7-6(6), 6-1; S. Mansi Reddy bt Challa Sai Harsha 6-1, 6-2.
Boys: Under-14: S.K. Venkat Anikait bt K. Gaurav 6-2, 6-2; Harshit Shankar bt R. Srivatsa 6-2, 7-5. Under-18: Abhinav Macedo bt P.C. Anirudh 6-3, 6-3; Mayuk Rawat bt R. Srivatsa 6-1, 6-3.
Hyd Globe in last four
Hyderabad Globe FC qualified for the semifinals despite being held to a goalless draw by Nagpur FC in the quarterfinal league of the All India Gold Cup football tournament at Kamtee, Maharashtra.
Globe FC topped the table with seven points while Nagpur finished with five points. In the semifinal on Friday, Globe will take on Central Railway.