Jeevan storms into semifinals
Rishika, Prerna book last-four berth
The Tamil Nadu player won the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-2 and will next play third seed Siddharth Rawat who came back from a set down to defeat Vaidik Munshaw 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.
The other semifinal will be between Ramkumar Ramanathan and Arjun Khade.
Ramkumar knocked out Delhi’s Saurabh Singh 6-1, 6-2 while Maharashtra’s Khade battled past 11th seed Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash 7-5, 6-4.
In the women’s singles, Sri Vaishnavi Peddireddy knocked out fourth seed Shweta Rana in three sets to enter the semifinal. Vaishnavi fought her way back into the match after being a set down to oust Shweta 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.
The top two seeds, Rishika Sunkara and Prerna Bhambri, also won their respective quarterfinal matches, keeping them on course for a clash in the final. Rishika handed out a 6-1, 6-2 drubbing to eighth seed Vaniya Dangwal while Prerna eased past Delhi girl Simran Kaur Handa 6-0, 6-4.
Rishika will take on third seed Natasha Palha, who beat Eettee Maehta 7-6(5), 6-3 in her quarterfinal. Prerna will be up against Vaishnavi in the other semifinal.
Top seeds Anvit Bendre and Abdullah Shaikh won the boys’ under-18 doubles title after posting a convincing 6-4, 6-0 win over Shailender Boniface and Gary Tokas in the final.
Results: Men’s singles (quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedenchezhiyan bt Ashwin Vijayaraghawan 6-1, 6-2; Ramkumar Ramanand bt Saurabh Singh 6-1, 6-2; Siddharth Rawat bt Vaidik Mushaw 1-6, 6-2, 6-1; Arjun Khade bt Mohit M Jayaprakash 7-5, 6-4.
Women’s singles (quarterfinals): Rishika Sunkara bt Vaniya Dangwal 6-1, 6-2; Natasha Palha bt Eetee Mehta 7-6 (5), 6-3; Sri Vaishnavi Peddireddy bt Shweta C Rana 1-6, 6-2, 6-1; Prerna Bhambi bt Simran Sethi 6-0, 6-4.
Women’s doubles (semifinals): Treta Bhattacharya/ Natasha Pahla bt Tarannum Handa/ Manya Nagpal 6-1, 6-1; Prerna Bhambri/ Rishika Sunkara bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddireddy/ Prarthana Thombare 3-6, 6-1, 10-8.
Boys singles (quarterfinals): Karan Salwan bt Hardeep Sandhu 7-5, 6-4; Rishab Agarwal bt M Sai Nikhil 6-1, 6-0; Neeraj Elangovan bt A K Pardhasaradi 6-2, 7-5; Shaikh Abdullah bt Ranjeet Singh 6-0, 7-5.
Boys doubles (final): Anvit Bendre/ Abdullah Shaikh bt Shailender Boniface/ Gary Tokas 6-4, 6-0.
Girls singles (quarterfinals): Tarranum Handa bt Simran Sethi 6-3, 6-4; C Sai Samhitha bt Rimpledeep Kaur 6-4, 6-0; Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Amrita Mukherjee 6-3, 6-3; Nehal Sahni bt Himani Mor 6-4, 6-1.