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Manoj shock for top seed Aravind

Bangalore, Jan 30, 2013, DHNS:

Karnataka’s Manoj Mahadevan caused the biggest upset of the day as he vanquished top-seeded State-mate Aravind Sunder 4-0-1-4, 9-7 in a hard-fought boys’ under-12 quarterfinals of the AITA Championship Series at the Jain International Residential School courts here on Wednesday.

Manoj was joined in the semifinals by three from Andhra Pradesh -- second seed Shashank Theertha, third seed Kurva Gaurav and fourth seed Menga Rohit.
In the girls’ under-14 section, Shivani Amineni of Andhra Pradesh knocked out State-mate and second seed Rachana Reddy 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to advance to semifinals.

Results (prefix denotes seedings): Boys U-12 quarterfinals: Manoj Madavan (Kar) bt 1-Aravi­nd Sunder (Kar) 4-0, 1-4, 9-7; 3-Kurva Gaurav (AP) bt Tippabhatla Adarsh (AP) 3-5,4-2,7-4; 4-Menga Rohit (AP) bt S Kavan Kumar 4-1, 4-1; 2-Shashank Theertha (AP) bt S Saran (TN) 2-4, 4-1, 7-1.

U-14 quarterfinals: 1-Adil Kalya­npur (Kar) bt Aditya Kallepally (AP) 7-5, 6-0; 3-P Sai Pranav (Kar) bt Pralok Ikkurthy (AP) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3); 4-Nikit M Reddy (AP) bt Ajay Kallepalli (AP) 6-2, 6-1; Vaibhav Shivkumar (Kar) bt M Hariharan (Kar) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Doubles: Sai Pranav Ponaka / Adil Kalyanpur bt Hariharan M/ Vimal Raj 9-1; Achint Bhagat / Nama Heman bt Sunder Aravind / Kavan Kumar 9-5; Menga Rohit / Rohan Reddy bt Gunduboina Nit­hin / Gaurav Kurva 9-7; Shaikh Rifaat/ Anugula Rithvik Sai bt Aditya Kallepalli /Ajay Kallepalli 9-7.

Girls: Under-12: 1-Rachan Reddy (AP) bt Pragathi Prasad (Kar) 4-1, 4-0; Parvvi Patil (Kar) bt 3-Annam Sahiti (AP0 4-2, 5-4, 7-1; Prathibha Prsad (Kar) bt 4-Prarthana Prabhakar (Kar) 4-1, 4-1; 2-Amineni Shivani (AP) bt Anika Kannan (Kar) 4-0, 5-3.

Under-14: 1-Dhwani Kumar (Kar) bt Chala Aadya (Kar) 6-1, 6-3; Shivani Manjana (Kar) bt Prarthana Prabhakar (Kar) 6-1, 6-2; Niditra Rajmohan (Kar) bt 3-Yubrani Banerjee (WB) 61-, 6-2; Shivani Amineni (AP) bt 2-Rachana Reddy (AP) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

Doubles semifinals: Rachan S Re­d­dy/ Dhwani Kumar bt Pragathi NP/ Prathiba N P 4-2, 4-2; Shivani Amineni/ Annam Sahiti bt Yubrani Ban­erjee/ Chala Aadya 0-4, 4-2, 7-3.


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