Nikshep begins campaign in style

Nikshep begins campaign in style

Top seed BR Nikshep began his campaign in style, beating Pranash Babu of Tamil  Nadu 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round of the RT Narayan Memorial National-series under-16 junior tennis championship at the KSLTA courts here on Monday.

Wild card Adil Kalyanpur also had an easy outing, defeating lucky loser T Sashank 6-1, 6-4.

In the girls section, all the top 16 players got a bye to the second round, but there were some interesting contests among the other unseeded players in the main draw. State players Sonashe Bhatnagar, Chaitali Narde,  Nikita Pinto notched up impressive wins and moved into the second round.
Results (first round): Boys singles: Anirduh B bt M Badola 6-2, 6-3; BR Nikshep bt Pranash Babu 6-2, 6-2; Siddarth Gowda bt Krishna Sai 6-3, 6-3; P Siddarth bt CD Chuahan 7-5, 6-3; Mayuk Rawat bt Mridul K 6-4, 6-2; Adil Kalyanpur bt TSashank 6-1, 6-4; Ishaq Eqval bt Dasrath 6-0, 6-0; Guhan Rajan bt  D Suresh 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; Hari Singh bt B Mahir 6-2, 6-1; Abhinav Sanjeev bt Bharath Nishok 6-3, 6-3; Parikshit Somani bt Rajnish Bhandari 6-2, 6-1; Aadithya Muthu Senthil bt H Durga 7-5, 6-3; Dhruv Sunish bt Anirudh Murthy 6-3, 6-1; Rian Pandole bt Sivadeep K 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Yash Yadav bt R Paul 6-0, 6-0; B Siddarth bt F Tatagath 6-0, 6-3.

Girls singles: Shivani Manjanna bt Nisha Shenoy 6-1, 6-2; Lathika Premkumar bt Dhwani Kumar 6-2, 6-4; Priyanka M bt Sansriti 7-5, 6-1; Dharani bt Arundhati 6-0, 6-0; Sivanuja Peddar bt R Bhavya 6-3, 6-0; Chaitli Narde bt Ankita Nandakumar 6-4, 6-0; CS Praneetha bt  Raveena Reddy 6-2, 6-2; Shaikh Tahoora bt Shamika 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Yubani Banerjee bt Apeksha 6-2, 6-2; Sonashe Bhatnagar bt Chelsea Stephen  6-1, 6-1;  Mahak Jain bt Shaikh Humera 5-3, 6-4; Nikita Pinto bt Ishwari 6-1, 6-2; Deepya Sai bt Tanvi Hatangadi 6-4, 6-2.

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