Nishangan blazes past top seed Karthick

Andrew stuns Arjun to enter U-14 quarterfinals

in control: Arjun Muralidhar essays a backhand during his boys under-16  pre-quarterfinal tie. dh photo

The unseeded lad trounced top seed S Karthick of Karnataka 9-2 in the boys under-14 pre-quarterfinal encounter at the Mahila Seva Samaja Tennis Club courts.

Local boy Andrew K Jose too pulled off a massive surprise, shutting out second seed State-mate Arjun Muralidhar 9-4.

Results (Karnataka unless mentioned, prefix number denotes seeding):
Boys: Under-16, pre-quarterfinals): 1-A Kashyap bt Mihir Ror Chaudry 9-2; Poorava S Kumar bt S-7 Rohan Shenoy 9-0; S Ganesh (TN) bt S-4 S Karthick 9-6; Goutham Ramkumar bt S-5 Vibhu Varsh T 9-4; S-6 Arjun Muralidhar bt Harsh Lakhani 9-6; Nishangan L (SL) bt S-3 Naesar Jewoor 9-1; A Abhijith bt Andrew K Jose 9-2; Anthony Savio bt B Pranesh (TN) 9-3.

U-14, pre-quarterfinals: Nishangan N (SL) bt S-1 S Karthick 9-2, Abhijith A bt Mohith Reddy 9-6; S-4 Harsh Lakani bt Nikhil Rangarajan 9-3; S-5 Soorya Prasad bt Varun Venkat 9-2; Pranish (TN) bt Rohith Dev 9-6; Andrew K Jose bt S-2 Arjun Muralidhar 9-4; S-3 S Ganesh (TN) bt Murari S Iyengar 9-4; Chehan F (SL) bt K Hemanth 9-2.

First round: S-1 S Karthick bt Varun S Panchmal 8-1; Nishangan N (SL) bt Joswa J (SL) 8-1; Mohith Reddy bt Reshi Reddy 8-3; Abhijith A bt S-7 Vignesh S 8-4; S-4 Harsh Lakhani bt Rahul Shankar 8-4; Nikhil Rangarajan bt Naraharis Iyengar 8-5; Varun Venkat bt KN Vignesh 8-0; S-5 Surya Prasad bt Abhiman A 8-4; Pranesh (TN) bt S-8 Mihir Roy Chaudhary 8-3; Rohith Dev bt Pralok Ikkruthy 8-4; Murari S Iyengar bt Siddarth Shetty 8-6; S-3 S Ganesh (TN) bt Akhil Krishna Das 8-0; Chehan F (SL) bt S-6 Anivarsh 8-6; K Hemanth bt Sandesh M (SL) 8-6; Andrew K Jose bt Prajay Santh 8-0; Arjun Muralidhar bt S Siddharth 8-3.

Girls: U-16, pre-quarterfinals: S-1 Tanya Singh bt Sloka Kumar 9-6; N Ramya (TN) bt Sheil Jafreen 9-2; S-3 Annchrisgin N bt Prerana Singhal 9-4; S-6 Shikha S Sing bt Soha S 9-5; Abhilasha Viswanath bt Samberi DS (SL) 9-2; S-4 Nupur Uma Shankar bt Adithi Dilip 9-3; Shankari T (SL) bt S-8 Lakshmi Nikitha 9-4; SP Ritu bt Reshika bt Rajesh 9-1.

U-14, pre-quarterfinals: S-1 Nupur Uma Shankar bt Asindhi L (SL) 9-5; S-7 Swetha Samuel bt Sheik Jafreen 9-3; Abhilasha Viswanath bt S-3 Sloka Kumar 9-4; N Ramya (TN) bt Nikitha Pinto 9-2; Adithi Dilip bt S-5 Shivani M 9-8 (7-4); Rashmika Rajan bt Rishika Rajesh 9-0; S-6 Soha S bt Prathana BP 9-0; S-2 Shika N Sing bt Celine Marai (TN) 9-2.

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