Kirrtane marches into semis
Nikshep bows to Sood; Mayur sails through
In the semifinals, Kirrtane will clash with fourth seed Chandril Sood of Uttar Pradesh, who beat his brother and fifth seed Lakshit Sood 6-4, 7-5.
Earlier, the Karnataka challenge in the men’s section ended when Chandril Sood defeated BR Nikshep 6-3, 6-0 and Suraj Prabodh retired after trailing 0-6, 5-5 against Rishab Agarwal in the pre-quarters.
In the other semifinal, second seed Mohit Mayur of Tamil Nadu will lock horns with qualifier Rishabdev Raman.
Mayur got the better of Rishab Agarwal 6-3, 6-2 while Rishabdev emerged victor after Vijay Kannan cramped out after losing the first set 5-7.
In the women’s section, Maharashtra’s Adnya Naik eased into the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Pragati Nataraj of Tamil Nadu while Andhra Pradesh’s Sai Samhita eked out a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Amrita Mukherjee.
Qualifier Riya Bhatia ended the winning run of Karnataka’s Asha Nandakumar, beating her 6-3, 6-3 to make it to the semifinals while Smriti Joon of Haryana recorded a superb come-from-behind 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Nithyaraj Baburaj.
Results: Men’s singles: Quarterfinals: Nitten Kirrtane bt Vinod Sridhar 7-5, 7-5; Chandril Sood bt Lakshit Sood 6-4, 6-3; Rishabdev Raman bt Vijay Kannan 7-5 retd; Mohit Mayur bt Rishab Agarwal 6-3, 6-2.
Pre-quarterfinals: Nitten K bt Manu Bajpai 6-1, 6-4; Vinod S bt Saurabh Singh 6-1, 6-2; Chandril S bt BR Nikshep 6-3, 6-0; Lakshit S bt Fariz Mohammed 6-3, 6-0; Vijay K bt Ramesh Vigneshwaran 6-1, 1-6, 6-3; Rishabdev R bt Shaikh Abdullah 6-0, 3-6, 6-1; Rishab A bt Suraj Prabodh 6-0, 5-5 retd; Mohit M bt Vignesh Veerabhadran 6-2, 6-3.
Women’s singles: (Quarterfinals): Adnya Naik bt Pragati Nataraj 6-4, 6-1; Smriti Joon bt Nithyaraj Baburaj 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Riya Bhatia bt Asha Nandakumar 6-3, 6-3; Sai Samhita bt Amrita Mukherjee 6-3, 6-4.