The fifth-seeded N.P. Prathiba of Karnataka stunned fourth seed Fatima Juveria of Andhra Pradesh 9-4 and entered the under-14 semifinals of the MTC Cup AITA Talent Series tennis tournament, conducted by MTC at its courts, here on Thursday.
J. Chandrika of Karnataka continued her fine run, making it to the semifinals in both the under-12 & 14 sections.
In the boys’ under-14 category, top-seed N. Rohit and unseeded Harshit Selvaraj (both from Karnataka), and Surya Elangovan and Sathya Maran (both from Tamil Nadu) qualified for the semifinals.
The results: Boys under-14 (quarterfinals, best-of-17 games): N. Rohit (Kar) bt T.A. Pranav (Kar) 9-2; Maran Sathya (TN) bt Yashvanth Loganathan (TN) 9-6; Surya Elongavan (TN) bt Aditya Rao (Kar) 9-4; Harshit Selvaraj (Kar) bt Rajnesh Bhandari (Kar) 9-8(5). Under-12: Varun V. Dorai (TN) w/o Kavan S. Kumar (Kar); K. Sandesh (Kar) bt S. Hiten (Ker) 8-4; Deepak S. Kumar (TN) bt P.M. Prasanna (Kar) 8-1; R. Anirudh (Kar) bt P. Rohan (Kar) 8-5.
Girls under-14: J. Chandrika (Kar) bt A.M. Reshma (Kar) 8-2; B. Sonashree (PB) bt N.P. Pragathi (Kar) 9-2; N.P. Prathiba (Kar) bt Fatima Juveria (AP) 9-4; B.P. Prarthana (Kar) bt J.J. Anisha (Kar) 8-0. Under-12: N.P. Prathiba (Kar) bt A.M. Reshma (Kar) 8-3; J. Chandrika (Kar) bt N.P. Pragathi (Kar) 8-6; Fatima Juveria (AP) bt Mehn Bipasha (AP) 8-0; B.P. Prarthana (Kar) bt P. Shruthi (TN) 8-0.