Muralidhar storms into semifinals

Muralidhar first sent the sixth-seeded S Srijith packing 6-2, 6-2, then rounded off a day of felling Tamil Ladu seeds by putting out third seed R Ramakrishnan 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in his quarterfinal clash.

Results (quarterfinals, prefix denotes seeding):

Boys: U-14: 1-Nikshep BR (Kar) bt V Jeevan (TN) 6-3, 6-3; S Ganesh (TN) bt 8-Arjun M (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; Arjun Muralidhar (Kar) bt 3-R Ramakrishnan (TN) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); Rahul BS (Kar) bt Rahul Raj (TN) 6-2, 6-0. (Pre-quarters): Nikshep bt Hani Varsh T (Kar) 6-3, 6-4; Arjun M bt R Preeth Kumar (TN) 6-2, 6-4; Arjun Muralidhar bt 6-S Srijith (TN) 6-2, 6-2; Ramakrishnan bt Mohammad Abdul Rahman (TN) 6-0, 6-4; Rahul Raj bt S Karthik (Kar) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Rahul BS bt Harsh Lakhani (Kar) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-2.

U-12: 1-Nikshep BR (Kar) bt 7-Amit Batta (AP) 4-0, 4-1; 3-Vasisht C (Kar) bt 5-Mayuk Rawat (Uttr) 4-1, 4-2; 4-Dhruv Sunish (Mah) bt Adil Kalyanpur (Kar) 5-4 (7-5), 2-4, 4-2; 2-V Jeenvan (TN) bt 6-Vatsin Thaker (Mah) 4-1, 4-2.

Girls: U-14: 1-A Shameema (TN) bt Reshma Ganapathy (TN) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; 8-Shloka Kumar (TN) bt P Sai Avantika (TN) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; 3-Preeti Bhandurge (Mah) bt 7-Abhipsa Rath (Kar) 6-1, 6-2; 5-R Abhinika (TN) bt S Soha (Kar) 6-4, 6-4. (Pre-quarters): Shameema A bt Shikha N Singh (Kar) 6-0, 6-2; Reshma G bt Gopika Madhu (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; Sai Avanthika bt RV Honeyshya Raj (TN) 6-1, 6-2; Shloka Kumar bt Vasavi GS (TN) 6-2, 6-1; Abhipsa Rath bt Thangam Chandy (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; Preeti Bhandurge bt Nandini Gupta (AP) 6-1, 6-0; Abinikka bt Abhilasha V (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; S Soha bt 2-Anjali Jaindhan (Ker) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

U-12: 1-Shameema A (TN) bt Madhumita Meenakshi (TN) 4-0, 4-0; 4-T Shryashree (TN) bt 7-Dhwani Kumar (Kar) 3-5, 4-2, 5-2; 5-R Sai Avanthika (TN) bt 3-Prerana Kalwar (Kar) 4-2, 4-5 (5-7), 5-4 (10-8); 2-R Abhinikka (TN) bt Shivani Manjanna (Kar) 4-0, 4-2.

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