Akshay in semifinals

Akshay in semifinals

IB Akshay marched in the semifinals of the AITA Champions Series tennis tournament with a facile 6-3, 6-0 win over Vasudev Vijayaraman in the boys’ under-16 category here at the Century Club on Wednesday.

Akshay joined Gnana Bhaskar PV and Gagan Sharma in the semifinals.
In the girls’ section, Pragati Nataraj and Devanshi G Bhimjayani stormed into the under-18 and under-16 semifinals with comfortable wins in their respective quarterfinal encounters.
Pragati outplayed Samriti 6-2, 6-1 in the under-18 quarterfinals and she outclassed Bhavani Balakumar 6-1, 6-2 in the under-16 last-eight encounter.

Results (all quarterfinals): Boys: U-16: IB Akshay bt Vasudev Vijayaraman 6-3, 6-0; Gnana Bhaskar PV bt Arjun Patnaik 6-4, 6-1; Gagan Sharma bt Aditya Deswal 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Girls: U-18: Pragati Nataraj bt Samriti 6-2, 6-1; Anna Christin Nilson bt Shameema A 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Preethi V Gokhale bt Isha Budwal 6-1, 6-2; Devanshi G Bhimjayani bt Nupur Umashankar 6-1, 6-0.

U-16: Samriti bt Bindiya Khawani 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Pragati Nataraj bt Bhavani Balakumar 6-1, 6-2; Devanshi G Bhimjayani bt Ramya Natarajan 6-1, 6-2; Moulika B Ram bt Shameema A 6-3, 6-1.

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