Nikit remains on course

Top seed Nikit M Reddy put it past AR Kavin Kumar 6-0, 6-3 to reach the boys’singles semifinal of the SAT-Indian Oil AITA Talent Seris (under-14) junior tennis tournament at the SAT courts here on Wednesday.

Nikit had a good day in office as he also stormed into the doubles semifinals partnering Surya Elangovan. The duo registered a come-from-behind 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 (super tie-break) win over Achint Bhagat and Arvind Sundar in the quarterfinal.

In other boys’ singles quarterfinal matches, Anirudh Murthy beat Rajnish Bhandari 6-3, 6-2 while Bhagat defeated Siddarth Thakran 7-5, 6-1 and Elangovan got the better of Sundar 7-5, 7-6 (12-10).

In the girls section, Pratiksha Sen eased past G Jessica 6-4, 6-2 to enter the singles semifinals while Paarvi Patel got the better of Reshma Maruri 6-4, 6-2.

Results: Boys’ singles: Quarterfinals: Nikit M Reddy bt AR Kavin Kumar 6-0, 6-3; Anirudh Murthy bt Rajnish Bhandari 6-3, 6-2; Achint Bhagat bt  Siddarth Thakran 7-5, 6-1; Surya Elangovan bt Arvnd Sundar 7-5, 7-6 (12-10).

Doubles semifinals: Surya Elangovan/ Nikit M Reddy bt Achint Bhagat/ Arvind Sundar 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 (super tie-break); Aditya Rao/ Satya Maran bt Vivek Srinivas / Anirudh Murthy 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 (super tie-break).

Girls’ singles: Quarterfinals: Pratiksha Sen bt G Jessica 6-4, 6-2; Paarvi Patel bt Reshma Maruri 6-4, 6-2; Sonashe Bhatnagar bt Bhavyukta 6-1, 6-0; Prarthana Prabhakar bt Shwetha Sree 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles semifinals: Sonashe Bhatnagar/ Prarthana bt Monica Choudhry/ Srinidhi 6-1, 6-1; Pratiksha Sen/ Paarvi Patel bt Apoorva SB/ S Manasa 6-2, 6-3.

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