Surya storms into quarters

Unseeded Surya Elangovan posted a hard-fought 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 win over G Manish to enter the quarterfinals of the Indian Oil AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the SAT courts here on Tuesday.

In another pre-quarterfinal encounter, local lad Achint Bhagat warded off a stiff challenge from Satya Maran to make it to the last-eight round while fancied Nikit Reddy too waltzed in following a 6-0, 6-1 win over Manoj Madhavan.

Results (pre-quarterfinals): Boys: Nikit M Reddy bt Manoj Madhavan 6-0, 6-1; Kavin Kumar bt Vivek Srinivas 7-5, 6-4; Anirudh Murthy bt MD Shreyas 6-1, 6-1; Siddarth Thakran bt Aditya Rao 6-3, 6-1; Achint Bhagat bt Satya Maran 7-5, 6-3; Surya Elangovan bt G Manish 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-2; Arvind Sundar bt Yuvaraj 6-0, 6-4.

Girls: Pratiksha Sen bt Apoorva 6-2, 7-5; Jessica J bt Anagha Ramesh 6-1, 6-0; Reshma Maruri bt Shimran 6-1, 6-0; Paarvi Patel bt S Manasa 6-0, 6-1; Bhavyukta bt Suhita Maruri 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Sonashee Bhatnagar bt Monikasree 6-0, 6-2; Shweta Sree bt Samanavita Bajpai 6-2, 6-3; Prarthana Prabhakar bt Aditi Narayan 6-1, 6-0.

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