VIJAYAWADA: Top seed S. Siddharth Reddy defeated his counterpart I. B. Akshay 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 while Orissa’s Adwithiya Patnaik outplayed AP’s Prithvhaas 6-3, 6-2 to enter the final of the under-14 boys’ segment of the Vijaya Madhavi AITA series tennis tournament here on Wednesday.

In the u-12 boys’ category, AP’s Sk. Osama will clash with Tamil Nadu’s S. Gokul in the final and Tamil Nadu’s Pragati Nataraj will cross swords with her state-mate Shameema in the u-12 girls’ final.

The results:

Boys u-14: Semifinals: Adwithiya Patnaik (Ori) bt V. Prithvhaas (AP) 6-3, 6-2, S. Siddharth Reddy (TN) bt I.B. Akshay (TN) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Quarterfinals: S. Siddharth Reddy (TN) bt A.L. Anirudh (AP) 9-8 (7-2), I.B. Akshay (TN) bt P. Nikki (TN) 9-4, Adwithiya Patnaik (Ori) bt Mohammad Arbar (TN) 9-8 (7-2), V. Prithvhaas (AP) bt S. Gokul (TN) 9-8 (7-2). Under-12: Semifinals: Sk. Osama (AP) bt B.R. Nikshep (TN) 6-4, 6-4, S. Gokul (TN) bt B. Vaishnav (AP) 6-1, 6-2. Quarterfinals: Sk. Osama (AP) bt Sai Tejas Mopuri (AP) 8-3, B.R. Nikshep (Kar) bt Mohammad Vali (MP) 8-1, S. Gokul (TN) bt Sri Jitesh Swamy (AP) 8-4, B. Vaishnav (AP) bt Arjun Patnaik (AP) 8-5.

Girls: Under-14: Quarterfinals: A. Ankita (TN) bt A. Shameema (AP) 9-5, Bindhiya (AP) bt Y. Pranjala (AP) 9-3, Pragati Nataraj (TN) bt B. Amrutha (AP) 9-1, Ruth Salina (AP) bt Nidhi (AP) 9-5. Under-12: Semifinals: Pragati Nataraj (TN) bt P. Rashmita Reddy 6-1, 6-3, Shameema (TN) bt Y. Pranjala (AP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Quarterfinals: Pragati Nataraj (TN) bt Thanusri Palanivelu (TN) 8-1, P. Rashmita Reddy (AP) bt Bindiya (AP) 8-4, Y. Pranjala (AP) bt Nidhi (AP) 8-4, Shameema (TN) bt Sai Navya Reddy (AP) 8-2. — Principal Correspondent

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