Hemanth storms into semis

Hemanth, seeded fifth, wasted little time as he toyed with his opponent to emerge a 6-0, 6-1 winner. Abraar Rameez of Tamil Nadu defeated his State-mate Sankara Narayanan 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-2 to join Hemanth in the last four. Sankara in fact had scalped top seed Surya Prasad of Karnataka 6-3, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals.

Results (prefix denotes seeding):
Boys, Under-14 (quarterfinals): 5-Hemanth K (Kar) bt 2-Srivatsa Ratakonda (AP) 6-0, 6-1; Abraar Rameez (TN) bt Sankara Narayanan (TN) 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2.
Under-14 (pre-quarterfinals): Sankara Narayanan (TN) bt 1-Surya Prasad (Kar) 6-3, 6-3; Abrar Rameez (TN) bt 7-Karthik Abhishek K (TN) 6-4, 6-3; Rishi Reddy (Kar) bt Anirudh Balasubramaniam (Kar) 6-1, 6-3; Bharath L (Kar) bt Yuvaraj A (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; Praneeth Reddy Sai T (AP) bt 6-Sandeep S Pedada (AP) 6-1, 6-2; 4-Ganapathy M Pandanda (Kar) bt Elan Elangovan (TN) 6-0, 6-1; 5-Hemanth K (Kar) bt Adarsh Sahoo (Ori) 6-2, 6-2; 2-Srivatsa Ratakonda (AP) bt Adarsh Ganesh (Kar) (w/o).
Under-12 (quarterfinals): 8-Maaz Khan (Kar) bt Tausif A Khan (TN) 4-1, 4-1.
Under-12 (pre-quarterfinals): 1-Srivatsa Ratakonda (AP) bt Akhilesh Reddy T (AP) 4-2, 4-0; Rohan K Reddy (AP) bt Arun 4-0, 4-0; Ashish Victor bt Sundar Arvind (Kar) 4-1, 4-1; 5-Achint Bhagat (Del) bt Harsith Selvaraj 4-2, 4-2; 8-Maaz Khan (Kar) bt Dhanush HC (Kar) 4-1, 5-3; Tausif A Khan (TN) bt Arjun CH (Kar) 4-0, 1-4, 4-0; Yuvaraj A (Kar) bt Vignesh Anantharaman 3-5, 4-2, 4-0; VR Sanjay bt Akash Gujju (AP) (w/o).
Girls, Under-14 (quarterfinals): 1-Praneetha CS (TN) bt Abhinaya R (TN) 6-1, 6-0; 4-Nisha Shenoy (Kar) bt Keerthi Pradha Balajee (Kar) 7-5, 6-3. Under-12 (1st round): Nikitha Reddy bt Rhea Adhikari 4-0, 4-2; 5-Shreeya Vivek (Kar) bt Anisha JJ 4-0, 4-0; 7-Aishwarya K (TN) bt Pooja (w/o); Maanya Vishwanath bt Kirtana Elan (w/o)’ Chandrika Joshi bt Pratiksha Sen 4-2, 4-2; 3-Prathyusha Rachapudi (AP) bt Trisha 4-0, 4-1; Challa Harsha Sai (AP) bt Tejashwini K P (TN) 4-1, 4-0; PM Nithika (Kar) bt Akanksha (Kar) 4-1, 5-3; 2-Akshaya S (TN) bt Bhumika Shrihari 4-1, 4-2.

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