Sandeep seals berth in semifinals

: V M Sandeep of Tamil Nadu entered both the boys under-10 and under-12 singles semifinals of the KTPPA-AITA talent series tennis tournament at the Mahila Seva Samaja courts on Wednesday. 

In the under-10 quarterfinals, Sandeep defeated C Srivatsa 4-0, 4-0 and later in the under-12 singles quarterfinals, he beat Siddarth Sunil 4-2, 4-1. Earlier in the round of 16, Sandeep knocked out the top seed Kavan S Kumar 8-7 (7). In the last four round, Sandeep was joined by the third seed Karthikeyan Ravi, the second seed Rohan Prashanth and Adarsh Arun.

Results: Boys: U-12, Singles quarterfinals: V M Sandeep (TN) bt Siddarth Sunil 4-2, 4-1; Karthikeyan Ravi bt Aditya Ramraj 2-4, 5-3(3), 10-3; Adarsh Arun bt Kaushik Das 4-1, 4-2; Rohan Prashanth bt Srinivas Kannan 4-1, 4-2.

Pre-quarterfinals: V M Sandeep bt Kavan S Kumar 8-7 (7); Siddarth Sunil bt P M Prasanna 8-6; Karthikeyan Ravi bt Ayushman (MP) 8-1; Aditya Ram Raj bt Anmayi Y Devraj 8-2; Adarsh Arun bt K Vishwas 8-1; Kaushik Das bt  Vishal Gautham 8-1; Srinivas Kannan bt Harshil 8-7 (4).

U-10, Singles quarterfinals: V M Sandeep bt C Srivatsa 4-0, 4-0; Anish F bt Vineet Madan 4-3 (4), 4-0; Sunil Siddarth bt Akarsh Gaonkar 3-4 (3), 4-3 (5), 10-3; Sanjit bt Vishal Reddy 1-4, 4-3 (4), 10-6.

Girls: U-12, Singles quarterfinals: Paarvi Patil bt Dommora P 4-0, 4-2; Chandrika Joshi bt Sharon Williams 4-1, 4-0.

Pre-quarterfinals: Paarvi Patel bt S Viveha 8-0; Dommora P bt K S Simran 8-4; Reshma Maruri bt Nikita G 8-0; Joshika Premkumar bt S Srinidhi 8-6.

U-10, Singles semifinals: Reshma Maruri bt V K Aditi 4-0, 4-0; Mridula Palaivel bt Suhitha Maruri 4-0, 4-3 (5).

Quarterfinals: Reshma Maruri bt S Kanika 8-1; V K Aditi bt Sharon Williams 8-5; Suhitha Maruri bt Diya Stella 8-4; Mridula Palaivel bt Diksha 8-0.

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