Arjun enters semis

Top seed Arjun Shriram fought off a stiff challenge from Keerthi Chidamparaivathan to enter the boys’ semifinals in the KTPPA-AITA under-12 talent series south zone national-ranking junior tennis tournament at the Bulldog Tennis Academy courts on Tuesday.

Arjun registered a hard-fought 2-4, 4-1, 5-3 win over Keerthi.

In the girls’ singles action, top seed Paarvi Patil, who had won an under-14 title last week, entered the semifinals with a facile 4-1, 4-0 win over Vanshita. BG Snigdha, Reshma Maruri and Shruti P also progressed to the last-four stage. 

Results (all quarterfinals): Boys: Sharanyan bt Adarsh 1-4, 5-3, 4-2; Rajesh Kannan bt Manish 4-2, 3-5, 5-4 (8-6); Arjun Shriram bt Keerthi C 2-4, 4-1, 5-3; Kavan Kumar bt Manoj M 4-0, 4-2. 

Girls: Paarvi Patil bt Vanshita 4-1, 4-0; BG Snighdha bt Sharon Williams 4-1, 4-1; Reshma Maruri bt Trisha 4-1, 4-2; Shruti P bt Nysha S 4-1, 4-2.

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