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Ronak enters quarterfinals



Principal Correspondent

GURGAON: Ronak Manuja played his heart out to beat the top seed B. Vikram Reddy 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5) and entered the quarterfinals of the boys' singles in the ITF Junior Circuit tennis tournament at the National Tennis Academy here on Wednesday.

Eighth seeded Priyank Gangadharan was the other ranked player to fall, when Abhijeet Tiwari got the better of him in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

In the girl's draw, Kazakhstan's Galina Vishnikina was the lone seeded player to make an exit. Russia's Yulia Samuseva trounced Galina 6-0, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal clash with the eighth seed Tanvi Shah.

The results (pre-quarterfinals): Boys: Ronak Manuja bt B. Vikram Reddy 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(5), Prajnesh Guneswaran bt Shiva Sangwan 6-3, 6-1, Palash Tiwari bt Pulkit Mishra 6-1, 6-4, Vishesh Bhatia bt V. Sudarshan 7-5, 6-1, Vijayant Malik bt Akshay Kohli 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, Navneetha Kannan bt Rubal Shandilya 7-6(3), 6-4, Abhijeet Tiwari bt Priyank Gangadharan 6-2, 6-4, Akash Gujarathi bt Karunuday Singh 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Allan Gomes/ Vikram Reddy bt Mansigh Athare/ Sameer Paranjape 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-1, Manuja/ Bhatia bt Sangwan/ Vijayant Malik 6-3, 7-5, Kannan/ Abhijeet Tiwari bt Sudharsan/ Nihal Kapoor 7-6(7), 6-4, Prateek Bhambri/ Rishi Rajpal bt Gujarathi/ Prajnesh 7-5, 6-1.

Girls (pre-quarterfinals): Vishikha Sheoron bt Prachi Nadkarni 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-1, Sonia Dayal bt T. Nilaya 6-3, 6-3, Yulia Samuseva (Rus) bt Galina Vishnikina (Kaz) 6-0, 6-3, Tanvi Shah bt Sayali Bhilare 6-1, 6-1, Jilke Nelord bt Tanya Kapoor 6-3, 6-4, Kelsey Sundaram (U.S.) bt K. Sumana 6-3, 6-3, Haruka Naito (Jpn) bt Ashwarya Agarwal 6-2 (retd.), Poojashree Venkatesh bt Nimisha Mohan 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Poojashree/ Kelsey bt Prerna Bhambri/ Nilaya 6-3, 6-0, Prerana Appineni/ Archana Veeramachan bt Haruka/Sayali 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.