Aaron eases past Vimal to book final berth

Aaron eases past Vimal to book final berth

Unseeded Aaron Raj stormed into the boys’ under-12 final of the Adinath Narde Tennis Academy-AITA Junior Championship series here on Wednesday.

Aaron scored a facile 6-2, 6-4 win over second-seeded KS Vimal Kumar in their semifinal encounter. Aaron will lock horns with Ayneni Vamsi Krishna, who ousted Krishna Teja 6-2, 6-4 in his semifinal match, in the summit tie.

In the under-14 boys’ section, Amit Bhatta scored a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 win over K Hemanth to enter the semis. Amit will be joined by M Kavin, LR Balaji and Dhruv Sunish in the semifinals.

Results: Boys: Under-12 (semifinals): Aaron Raj bt KS Vimal Kumar 6-2, 6-4; Ayneni Vamsi Krishna bt Krishna Teja 6-2, 6-4. Quarterfinals: Krishna bt Durai Varun Vaiko 4-0, 4-1; Vimal bt MD Shreyas 4-0, 4-3; Teja bt Vishnu Prasad 4-0, 5-4 (5); Aaron bt P Subash 1-4, 4-1, 10-3 (super tie-break).

Under-14 (quarterfinals): Amit Bhatta bt K Hemanth 6-1, 6-4; M Kavin bt S Vignesh 6-4, 6-2; LR Balaji bt Adit Chandravarkar 4-6, 6-1, 6-0; Dhruv Sunish bt Ayneni Vamsi Krishna 6-2, 6-4.
Girls: Under-12 (quarterfinals): S Akshaya bt Yubrani Banerjee 5-4 (4), 4-1; Shivani Amneni bt Mishigan Omer 4-1, 4-0; NP Prathibha bt M Alekhya 3-5, 4-1, 10-2 (super tie-break); Annika Kannan bt Aadhya Chala 4-2, 3-5, 10-5 (super tie-break).

Under-14 (quarterfinals): Shivani Manjanna bt GS Vasavi 6-1, 6-4; Rishika Ravi bt Nisha Shenoy 5-7, 6-0, 6-4; Harshita Sai Chala bt Shivani Amneni 6-2, 6-2; Nidhitra Raj bt Nikita Pinto 6-2, 7-6 (3).

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