Fathima in U-14 semis
Fathima Juveria defeated third seed Bhumika Srihari 6-2, 6-1 to enter the under-14 girls’ singles semifinals of the Diwali Cup AITA Talent Series junior tennis championship at the RTC Courts here on Wednesday.
Juveria also reached the last four stage in the under-12 section beating Prarthana Prabhakar 4-2, 4-1. In the boys’ under-14 section, top seed Rahul Shankar cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Siddarth Gowda while Vijay Rajashekar registered a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win over Kiran Deva.
Venkatachalam got the better of Pramukh 6-1, 6-3 and Varun Shenoy put it past Ajay Kalipalli 7-5, 6-0 to complete the semifinal line-up.
Girls singles: U-14: Muskan Rajan bt Srishti Pai 6-3, 6-1; Prathibha Prabhakar bt Pragathi 6-1, 6-1; Fathima Juveria bt Bhumkia Srihari 6-2, 6-1; Ashika D Urs bt Prathiba Prasad 6-4, 6-2. U-12: Muskan Ranjan bt Chelsa Stephen 4-2, 4-2; Megha Muthukumaran bt Jina 4-2, 4-0; Fathima Juveria bt Prarthana Prabhakar 4-2, 4-1; Prathibha Prasad bt Priya Nayak 4-0, 4-1.