SPORT

Pradeep gets past Nikhil

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh’s K. Pradeep Reddy defeated Karnataka’s Nikhil Reddy 6-7 (6-4), 6-2, 6-4 to enter the quarterfinals of the AITA super series u-16 championships here on Tuesday.

The results (second round):

Boys: K. Pradeep Reddy (AP) bt Nikhil Reddy (Kar) 6-7 (6-4) , 6-2, 6-4; Rishab Agarwal (AP) bt A. Venkatesh Prasad (AP) 6-0, 6-3; Karan Suresh (Kar) bt K. Srinivas (AP) 6-4, 6-0; Rithvik Anand (TN) bt Nikki Poonacha (TN) 7-5, 6-4; Sheikh Abdullah (AP) bt B. Sai Reddy (AP) 6-3, 6-1; V. Savan (AP) bt N.S. Rai Vishnu 6-0, 6-2; Manish Kumar (Dli) bt Vignesh Prabhu (TN) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).

Girls: K. Bhuvana (Dli) bt S. Spurthi (Kar) 6-1, 6-3; M. Divija (AP) bt G. Preeti (Kar) 6-1, 6-1; P. Sowmya (AP) bt Sambhavi Dixit (AP) 6-0, 6-3; Neena Reddy (AP) bt Kavya Bharat (TN) 6-2, 6-1; J. D. Priya (AP) bt S.P. Ritu (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; K. Anjana (AP) bt Kirandeep Kaur (Guj) 6-0, 6-2; C. Sai Samhitha (TN) bt D. Mahita (AP) 6-3, 6-2.

Kishore scalps eight

West Godavari’s Sneha Kishore scalped eight for 20 as Prakasam was bowled out for 77 in the two-day ACA Central Zone u-19 tournament, for the Koka Ranga Rao memorial Trophy, here on Tuesday.

In another match, Guntur made 274 in 87.1 overs.

The scores:

Guntur 274 in 87.1 overs (Patan Basha 69, R. Phani Madhav 44, V. Anil Kumar 32, B. Krishna Teja three for 42) vs. Krishna 10 for no loss in six overs.

West Godavari 201 in 50.5 overs (P. Durga Prasad 89, M. Durga Prasad 49, B. Chenna Krishna five for 84) and 36 for one in seven overs vs. Prakasam 77 in 28 overs (M. Rami Reddy 39, Ch. Sneha Kishore eight for 20).

Maheswar, Naren shine

Chittoor’s Maheswar Reddy (107) and Anantapur’s Naren Kumar (seven for 56) hogged the limelight on day one of the two-day ACA South Zone u-19 tournament, for the T. Giridhar Reddy memorial Trophy, at Anantapur.

The scores:

Kurnool 162 in 56.4 overs (Jagadish four for 68, Naren Reddy three for 26) vs. Kadapa 117 for three in 28 overs (Ahmed 47, Gowtham Reddy 32).

Chittoor 278 in 90 overs (Maheswar Reddy 107, Sravan Teja 57, Sai Prasad 41, Naren Kumar seven for 56) vs. Anantapur.

Solanki on song

H. Solanki’s 84 for West Zone against All India Universities was the highlight of the drawn encounter in the four-day NCA u-19 inter-zonal tournament at Anantapur.

West Zone will meet South Zone in the NCA u-19 inter-zonal match from June 25 to 28.

The scores: West Zone 328 and 271 for six (H. Solanki 84, A.V. Barot 59, Sunichit Banerjee three for 79) drew with All India Universities 220. — Principal Correspondent