Commanding Ritu marches on

Unseeded Tanya Singh defeats sixth seed Rashmitha Reddy


TAkshatha Anand essays a backhand during her win over Kumaran Sendil Deepika on Tuesday. DH PHOTOhe top seed in both the categories, Ritu had no trouble putting it across Arshya 8-0 in her U-16 second-round encounter and then put up an equally good performance to oust Ujjwala SS 8-0 in the U-14 category.

Eighth-seeded Rashmitha Reddy found her way past Thangam Chandu 8-3 in her U-16 match while she suffered a surprise defeat against unseeded Tanya Singh 6-8 in the U-14 section, where she was the fifth seed.

Results (all second round): Boys, under-16: Nikhil Reddy bt Adwaith Puranik 8-5; Kashyap Ashok bt Antony Savio 8-3; Sharan Patil bt S Raghavendra 8-5; Vishnu P rajesh bt S Hitesh 8-4; Harsha Manjunath bt Rohit J Joseph 8-4; Pranav Diwakar bt Sahil Deshmuk 8-6; Vikram Naidu bt Aman Agarwal 5-1 (conceded); Rohan Gaonkar bt Sanjeeth 8-1.

Under-14: Harsha Manjnath bt Ashwin Ram 8-0; Alok Aradhya bt K Mohit Reddy 8-2; Antony Savio bt Nithin Krishna 8-4; BR Nikshep bt Prajwal Kailash 8-4; BS Anirudh bt RG Dev Paul 8-1; Adwaith Patnaik bt Ganesh S 8-2; Akhil Thangaraj bt S Poorva 8-5; Kashyap Ashok bt M Arjun 8-2. 

Girls, under-16: 1-SP Ritu bt Arshya 8-0; 8-Rashmitha Reddy bt Thangam Chandu 8-3; Akshatha Anand bt 3-Kumaran Sendil Deepika 8-7 (4); Shwetha Samuel bt 5-Pranitha CS 8-7 (3); Surya Suresh bt 6-Abhipsa Rath 8-5; Urmilla G bt 4-Nupur Uma Shankar 8-7 (1); Sai Haritha bt Prerna Kelwar 8-6; 2-Simran Kaur Sethi bt Shloka Kumar 8-4.

Under-14: 1-SP Ritu bt Ujjwala SS 8-0; Shika Singh bt 8-Abhipsa Rath 8-7 (6); 3-Urmilla G bt Sai Haritha 8-5; Tanya Singh bt 5-Rashmitha Reddy 8-6; Shwetha Samuel bt 6-Nupur Uma Shanker 8-4;  Nandini Das bt 4-Kumaran Deebika 8-7 (3); 7-Shloka Kumar bt Prerna Kalwar 8-6; 2-Praneetha CS bt Sonashi Bhatnagar 8-4.

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