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Neeraj advances

Chennai: E. Neeraj defeated Supreeth 6-3, 1-6, 6-0 in the boys’ pre-quarterfinals of the AITA National-ranking super series tennis tournament (under-14) here.

Other results: Boys: Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: S.M. Abdulla bt Aamir Sohrab 6-1, 6-1; Rohan Bhatia bt Md. Abrar 6-1, 6-0; Anvit Bendre bt Venkat Ramanan 6-4, 6-2; Vignesh Prabu bt Prajwal Dev 6-1, 6-4; Jude Raymond bt Nishanth 6-3, 6-1; Himansu bt Anirudha 6-2, 7-6(5); Rishab Agarwal bt Fahad 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: Quarterfinals: Abdulla & Fahad bt Harsha Manjunath & Pardhasaradhy 7-6(5), 6-4; Prajwal & Bhatia bt Jayanth Jayaram & Venkat Ramanan 6-3, 6-2; E. Neeraj & Supreeth bt Raymond & Kashyap 6-4, 6-2; Agarwal & Bendre bt Nishanth Rebello & Sidharth Reddy 6-3, 6-1.

Girls: Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: Sai Samhita bt Prithika Rani 6-1, 6-0; Roma Chandran bt S. Priya 6-2, 6-1; Swetha Sreehari bt S. Ashwini 6-1, 6-2; D. Mahita bt C. Tharini 6-2, 6-0; S. Spurthi bt Riya Bhatia 6-0, 6-2; Simran Kaur bt R. Binu 6-2, 6-1; K. Bhuvana bt Prabuthi Singhania 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: Quarterfinals: Samhita & Swetha bt Sharmila & Prithika 7-6(3), 6-0; Simran & Spurti bt Tharini & Nupur Umashankar 6-0, 6-4; Dhruthi & Snehadevi bt Roma Chandran & Ashwini Suresh 6-2, 3-6, 12-10; K. Bhuvana & Mahita Reddy bt Sheikh Amreen & Sambavi Dixit 6-3, 6-2.

Shankar posts win

Tamil Nadu’s M.P. Shankar had an easy win over Nirmal Kumar (TN) 6-2, 6-0, in the above-45 pre-quarterfinals of the T.S. Santhanam Memorial National veterans’ tennis tournament on Wednesday.

Other results: Above-45: Pre-quarterfinals: Murali Padmanabhan (TN) bt Gauri Shankar (Del) 6-2, 6-0; Vivek Reddy (TN) bt T.S. Gambhir (Del) 6-1, 6-0; C. Jasper (TN) bt Hiten Joshi (TN) 6-2, 6-0. Doubles: Quarterfinals: Raja Ram & Karthik Kailash bt Sharad Tak & Nelord 6-3, 7-5.

Above-55: Quarterfinals: C.R. Gangadharan (Del) bt M.S. Venkatachalam 6-4, 6-3; P.K. Patnayak (Ori) bt N.D. Deshpande (Del) 6-2, 6-3; Kaimal Arvind (TN) bt P.R. Raju (AP) 6-2, 6-3; A.J.S. Chatwal (Del) bt A.G. Krishnan (TN) 6-0, 6-1.

Above-65: Quarterfinals: C. Natarajan (TN) bt T. Parthasarathy (TN) 6-0, 6-2; Cherian (Kar) bt Philip Tharakan (TN) 6-1, 6-4; K.C. Sharma (Del) bt K.A. Natarajan (TN) 6-1, 6-1.

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