Sai Dedeepya of Andhra Pradesh is in line for a double having entered the finals in both the girls under-12 and the under-14 singles of the AITA tennis tournament at Sun-Jay Tennis Academy (ASCI Courts) here on Thursday.
Dedeepya, top-seeded in both the categories, first defeated her Statemate Charita Vasireddy 6-0, 6-2 in the under-12 singles semifinal and later got the better of Fatima Javeria (AP) 6-2, 6-3 in the under-14 singles last four encounter.
The results (all semifinals): Boys: Under-12: M. Theertha Shashank (AP) bt Mahajan (UP) 6-0, 6-1; Kurva Gaurav (AP) bt G. Raghav (AP) 6-2, 4-6, 12-10.
Under-14: Singles: M. Theertha Shashank (AP) bt I. Pralok (Kar) 6-0, 6-1; Anikait K. Venkat (AP) bt Ritwik Sai Patel (AP) 7-6, 3-6, 10-8.
Doubles: M. T. Shashank (AP) & K. Gaurav Kurva (AP) bt Shiek Riffat (AP) Ritwik Sai Patel (AP) 8-2; Karra Tarun (AP) & Mahajan (UP) bt I. Pralok (Kar) & Ch. Arjun (AP) 8-4.
Girls: Under-12: Sai Dedeepya (AP) bt Charita Vasireddy (AP) 6-0, 6-2; K. L. Aishwarya (AP) bt Fatima Javeria (AP) 6-4, 6-3.
Under-14: Sai Dedeepya (AP) bt Fatima Javeria (AP) 6-2, 6-3; Sai Shivani (AP) bt K. L. Aishwarya (AP) 6-1, 6-2.
SCR in semifinals
South Central Railway entered the semifinals of the inaugural S. S. Murshad Cup invitation football tournament with a 1-0 win over Artillery Centre at Hussaini Alam Ground here.
The match-winner came through Kiran in the 61st minute of second session of a pass from D. Shekhar.
Mihir Sawant, SCR goalkeeper, was adjudged ‘Player-of-the-Match’.