Sanjay ousts top seed Varun

Sanjay caused the major upset of the day, packing off top seed Varun Venkat 4-2, 4-0 to enter the boys’ under-14 singles quarterfinals of the AITA Talent Series junior tennis championship at the Bulldog Academy courts here on Tuesday.

However, it was smooth passage for other fancied players Maaz Khan, Sai Pranav and S Vignesh, who all made the last-eight round without much fuss.

Top seed in the girls’ under-14 section, Rashmika Rajan began her campaign in fine style, coasting past Shriya Vivek 8-1 in the first round.

The top seed in the boys’ under-12 singles competition, Rohan Reddy, blanked Roshan Prashantha 8-0 to advance to the next round.

Results: Boys: U-12 (first round, best of 15 games): Rohan Reddy bt Rohan Prashantha 8-0; Arjun Mariyappa bt Sandeep 7-6 (5); CH Arjun bt YH Shreyas 8-0; Devaa N Kiran bt Vibhu Ambil 8-0; Kavan Kumar bt Sesh Kanthimahanti 8-2; S Saran bt Boopathy 8-6; Rukadikar Sanket bt Chandan Reddy 8-5; Vivek Sudhakar bt Mukand Balaji 8-3; Vishal Reddy bt Aditya Ramraj 8-6; N Heman bt R Karthikeyan 8-5; Sundar Arvind bt Abeer Dubey 8-2; S Harshit bt Pranav Ikkurthy 8-1; Aaron Raj bt Anant Ramkumar 8-3; Pralok bt MD Shreyas 8-2. 

U-14 (second round, mini sets): Kathik Charan bt Shivarai Reddy 3-5, 4-1, 10-5; Maaz Khan bt Kiran N Devaa 4-1, 5-4 (8); Sanjay bt Varun Venkat 4-2, 4-0; Rohan Reddy bt Rahul Shankar 4-1, 4-1; Siddharth Abraham bt Rishi Reddy 4-2, 5-4 (3); Sai Pranav bt Anish 4-1, 4-0; S Vignesh bt V Anirudh 4-0, 4-0.

Girls: U-14 (first round, best of 15 games): Rashmika Rajan bt Shriya Vivek 8-1; Namrata Anand bt NP Pragathi 8-2; Vrinda Dimri bt Aneesha Jain 8-6; Paarvi Patil bt A Vidula Reddy 8-4; Nikita Pinto bt Hari Preetha 8-4; Aadhya Chala bt Avantika Reddy 8-1; Jahnavi H bt Diya Mukedhakar 8-5; S Akshaya bt Shamika Dhara 8-5; Muskaan bt Chandrika Joshi 8-3; Bhumika Srihari bt Medha Hegde 8-0; Prerana Kalwar bt Deeksha Prasad 8-0; Prarthana Prabhakar bt Swetha Sree 8-2; Pratibha NP bt Reshma 2-0 (conceded).

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