Pralok enters title round

Local lad Pralok Ikkurthy vanquished Harshit in straight sets to storm into the boys’ under-12 final of the AITA Talent Series junior tennis championship at Bulldog academy courts here on Thursday.

The seventh-seeded Pralok, who had earlier upset the third seed N Hemanth in the quarterfinals, overwhelmed Harshith 4-2, 4-0 to set up title clash with Tamil Nadu’s Kiran Devaa who defeated Rohan Reddy 5-4 (3), 4-2 in the other semifinals.

In the girls’ section, Rashmika  Rajan made it to semifinals of both under-12 and under-14 categories with facile wins.

Results: Boys: U-14 (semifinals:) Maaz Khan bt VR Sanjay 3-6, 7-5, 6-3; K Hemant bt Sai Pranav Ponaka 6-2,6-1. Quarterfinals: Sai Pranav bt S Abraham 6-2, 7-5; Maaz Khan bt Charan Karthik 7-5, 6-4; K Hemant bt Subramanian Vignesh 6-0, 6-4; Sanjay V Reddy bt Rohan Reddy 6-4, 6-1.

U-14 (doubles quarterfinals): Anirudh Murthy/ Farid Khan Arif bt Sundar Arvind/ R KArthikeyan 4-1, 4-0; Khan Tausif/VK Sanjay bt N Heman/ MS Karthik 4-1, 2-4, 10-7; Rahul Shankar/ Varun Venkat bt Karthik Charan/ Aaron Raj 4-1, 4-2; Maaz Khan/ Siddarth Abraham bt Kiran/ CH Arjun 4-2, 4-1. U-12 (semifinals): Pralok Ikkurthy bt Harshit 4-2, 4-0; N Kiran Devaa bt Rohan Reddy 5-4 (3), 4-2. Quarterfinals: Rohan Reddy bt CH Arjun 4-2, 5-4 (3); N Kiran Devaa bt S Saran 4-2, 4-1; S Harshit bt Aaron Raj 5-3, 5-3; Pralok Ikkurthy bt N Heman 4-0, 4-1.

Girls: U-14 (quarterfinals): Rashmika Rajan bt Parrvi Paatil 6-0, 6-1; Nikita Pinto bt S Akshaya 6-2, 6-2; Prerana Kalwar bt Muskaan Ranjan (Mah) 6-1, 6-2; NP Pratibha bt Prarthana Prabhakar 8-6, 6-2(Retired).  Doubles quarterfinals: Prerana/ Rashmika bt Pratiksha Parrvi 4-0, 4-1; Aadhya Chala/ Nikita Pinto bt Jaanavi/ Bhumika 5-4 (7-5), 4-1; NP Pragathi/ Pratibha bt Anisha/ Vidula Reddy 4-1,4-0; Anika/ Prarthana bt Celine/ Muskaan 4-2, 0-4, 10-2.

U-12 (quarterfinals): L Rashmika Rajan bt Prarthana Prabhakar 4-1, 4-0; S Akshaya bt Muskaan Ranjan 5-4 (7-5), 4-1; Parrvi Patil bt Janavi H Reddy 4-2, 1-4, 10-7; B Celine Mariya bt NP Pratibha 4-0, 4-2.ll

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