Nishanth, Prajwal make it to twin semifinals


Nishanth scored a 6-1, 6-2 win over Anthony Savio to march into the semifinals of the under-18 event and also booked a spot in the semifinals of the under-16 event with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Alok Ardhya.

Prajwal enjoyed a similar success en route to the two semifinals as he blazed past R Harnish 6-4, 6-0 in the under-18 quarterfinal match and inflicted a second loss on Anthony Savio with a 6-4, 6-2 rout.

Results (all quarterfinals): Boys, under-18: S Raghavendra bt Pranav Karthik 6-3, 6-2; Prajwal Dev bt R Harnish 6-4, 6-0; Nishanth Rebello bt Anthony Savio 6-1, 6-2; A Kashyap bt Darshan Srinivas 6-0, 6-1.

Under-16: A Kashyap bt Nikhil Reddy 6-3, 6-1; Prajwal Dev bt Anthony Savio 6-4, 6-2; Harsha Manjunath bt Madan Mohan 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; Nishanth Rebello bt Alok Aradhya 6-0, 6-3.

Girls, under-18: Vidya Bharath bt A Lakshmi Nikitha 7-6 (7-2), 6-0; Noopur N Shinde bt Gopika Madhu 6-2, 6-0; Tanya Singh bt CS Praneetha 7-5, 6-2; Preethi Ujjini bt Shikha N Singh 6-2, 6-3.

Under-16: Preethi Ujjini bt Varunya Chandrashekar 6-1, 6-1; Tanya Singh bt Abhipsa Rath 6-0, 6-1; Noopur V Shinde bt Gopika Madhu 6-3, 6-3.

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