Qualifier Ashrita stuns Jahanavi, in last four
Qualifier Ashrita Nagapal pulled off a stunning 4-1, 4-0 win over Jahanavi Harish Reddy to march into the girls’ under-12 semifinals in the AITA Talent Series National-ranking tennis tournament at the Mahila Seva Samaj Tennis Club here on Wednesday.
In the corresponding boys’ category, fifth seed Pralok Ikkurthy, who had entered the under-14 semifinals earlier in the day, booked his semifinal spot as he beat fourth-seeded M D Shreyas 4-2, 4-0.
Results (Karnataka players unless stated otherwise, all quarterfinals): Boys, under-14: Pralok Ikkurthy bt 5-Rahul Shankar 6-4, 6-4; 3-Sai Pranav bt 6-Siddharth N Gowda 6-1, 6-2; 4-Rishi Reddy bt 7-Maaz Khan 7-5, 6-4; Siddarth Abraham bt L L Harshit Selvaraj 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. U-12: 1-Arvind Sundar bt Rav Karthiken 4-2, 5-4 (3); 5-Pralok† bt 4-Shreyas M D 4-2, 4-0; 2-C H Arjun bt Subhas P 4-1, 4-1; 3-Vimal Raj K S (TN) bt 7-Kavan Kumar 4-2, 4-1.
Girls, U-14: Monalisa Chakaravarty bt Chandrika Joshi 6-1, 6-0; 4-Prathibha P Narayan bt 8-Pragathi P Narayan 6-4, 7-5; 2-Sonashe Bhatnagar (Pnb) bt Swetha Shri 6-0, 6-0.
U-12: 7-Pragathi bt 7-Prathibha 6-4, 7-1; 3-Prarthana Prabhakar bt 6-Anika Kannan 4-1, 4-2; 5-Chelsea Stephen bt 4-Shrivalli Rashmikaa B (AP) 4-2, 4-0; Ashrita Nagpal bt 2-Jahanavi Harish Reddy 4-1, 4-0.