Unseeded Shivani Manjanna of Karnataka scored upset wins over top seed C.H. Nikitha Sai of Andhra Pradesh 6-1, 6-1 in the girls’ under-16 section and second seed S. Soha of Karnataka 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in the girls’ u-18 category to sail into the semifinals in both the groups on the third day of the Kaynes Cup AITA Talent Series tennis tournament, conducted by Inner Wheel Club of Mysore Central, at the MTC courts here on Wednesday.
In other upsets of the day, eighth seed M. Jyothi of Karnataka beat third-seeded S. Diana Abhi of Tamil Nadu 6-3, 6-4 in the girls’ u-16 quarterfinals. Meanwhile in the girls’ u-18 singles quarterfinals, unseeded Sneha Susan Thomas of Kerala shocked third seed Diana 6-2, 6-3.
The results: Boys: Singles: Quarterfinals: U-18: S.D. Prajwal Dev (Kar) bt R. Ribhav (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; Rahul B. Srinivas (Kar) bt S. Vignesh (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; Pranash Babu (TN) bt Guhan Rajan (TN) 6-3, 6-1; Alok Aradhya (Kar) bt Arjun Ramakrishnan (TN) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-4.
U-16: Aditya Anant Gokhale (Mah) bt Elan Elangovan (TN) 6-0, 6-4; Pranash bt Surya Prasad (Kar) 6-3, 6-0; Rishi Reddy (Kar) bt M. Mohit (Kar) 6-1, 6-4; S. Vignesh (Kar) bt Maaz Khan (Kar) 6-2, 6-2.
Girls: U-18: Lavanya Saravanan (TN) bt C.H. Nikitha Sai (AP) 6-1, 6-2; Sneha Susan Thomas (Ker) bt S. Diana Abhi (TN) 6-2, 6-3; Shristi Slaria (UP) bt Nikitha Pinto (Kar) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Shivani Manjanna (Kar) bt S. Soha (Kar) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.
U-16: Shivani bt Nikitha 6-1, 6-1; M. Jyothi (Kar) bt Diana 6-3, 6-4; Shristi bt Shilpi Swarupa Das (Ori) 6-1, 7-5; Soha bt Prarthana B. Prabhakar (Kar) 6-3, 6-3.