Samyukth moves into quarters

Samyukth moves into quarters

Karnataka’s Samyukth Balaji defeated State-mate Darshan Srinivas to enter the quarterfinals of the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the JIRS courts here on Tuesday.

Samyukth registered a come from behind 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Darshan.
In another match, Anthony Savio brushed aside the challenge of Chiranthan K S 6-1, 6-0 to progress.

In the girls section, Shikha N Singh breezed past Maharashtra’s Sansriti Ranjan 6-1, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals.  In the boys’ doubles, Samyukth partnering Pranash B, eked out a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8 victory over Anirudh and Abhishek.
Results: Boys singles (Pre-quarterfinals): Anthony Savio (Kar) bt Chiranthan KS (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; Samyukth Balaji (TN) bt Darshan Srinivas (Kar) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Naesar Jewoor (Kar) bt Abhishek Gaur (Del) 6-7, 7-6, 6-4; Lakshmanan B (TN) bt Bharath L (Kar) 6-3, 6-1; Alok Aradhya (Kar) bt Arun M (AP) 6-3, 6-3; Amlanjyoti (Asm) bt Arya Siddarth (TN) 6-1, 6-4; Harsha Manjunath (Kar) bt Pranash Babu (TN) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Mathew Lathara (Utk) bt Sansidh Kommaraju (TN) 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles: Samyukth B/ Pranash bt Anirudh/ Abhishek G 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8; Siddarth/ Balaji L bt Siddarth/ Prithvi 6-0, 6-0; Poorva/ Vinayak bt Vishwajit/ Akshay 6-3, 6-0; Anirudh BS/ Darshan bt Baruah/ Tiwari 6-1, 6-0; Alok Aradhya/ Chiranthan bt Balaji K/ Gautam 6-4, 6-2.

Girls singles (Pre-quarterfinals): Shikha N Singh (Kar) bt Sansriti Ranjan (Mah) 6-1, 6-2; Soha S (Kar) bt Nisha Shenoy (Kar) 6-1, 6-1; Priyanka M (Kar) bt Namratha G (Kar) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Nupur Uma Shankar (Kar) bt Lijra (Goa) 6-0, 6-0; Sneha Susan (Ker) Srishti Slaria (UP) 6-1, 6-4; Lakshmi Nikita (Kar) bt Menitha M 6-2, 6-1; CS Praneetha (TN) bt Abhilasha V (Kar) 6-2, 7-5; Arithi M (TN) bt Jyoti M (Kar) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

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