Nikshep in semifinals

Nikshep in semifinals

BR Nik­shep and Gnana Bhaskar PV marched into the boys’ under-18 and under-16 semifinals in the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the KSLTA stadium here on Wednesday.

Nikshep, who posted a comfortable 6-3, 6-1 win over Ris­h­abh Dahiya in the under-18 qu­arterfinals, eased into the un­der-16 last-four stage with a facile 6-2, 6-0 victory against Chiranthan KS.

Results (all quarterfinals): Boys: Under-18: Rahul BS bt Chiranthan KS 6-2, 6-1; BR Nikshep bt Rishabh Dahiya 6-3, 6-1; Alok Aradhya bt K Mohit Reddy 6-2, 6-2; Gnana Bhaskar PV bt Varun Venkat 6-1, 6-0.

Under-16: BR Nikshep bt Chiranthan KS 6-2, 6-0; Bharath Nishok Kumaran bt Rishabh Dahiya 6-2, 7-6 (7-4); Ganesh Srinivasan bt Bharath L 6-2, 6-2; Gnana Bhaskar bt Mohit Reddy K 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

Girls: Under-18: Varunya Chandrashekar bt Soha S 6-0, 6-4; Gopika Madhu bt Nupur Umashankar 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Pragathi Nataraj bt CS Praneeth 6-0, 6-0; Rashmika Rajan bt Kruthika S Raj 6-4, 6-4.

Under-16: Pragati Natarajan bt Sonashe Bhatnagar 6-0, 6-2; Prajna Nagaraj bt Jyothi M 6-3, 6-3; Rashmika Rajan bt BS Sumapriyanga 7-6 (7-5), 6-0; Soha S bt Lakshmi Nikita A 6-4, 7-5.