Praneeth shocks fancied Nitin

 Unseeded V Praneeth pulled off a shock win over fifth seed Nitin Nagaraj Reddy 8-6 to move into the pre-quarterfinals of the KTPPA-AITA Under-14 Championship Series tennis tournament at TAMS Courts here on Sunday.

 Pralok Ikkurthy, the top seed, broke little sweat as he sailed into the last-16 round, routing Harsh Kumar 8-0. The second seed Aditya Rao, third seed Deepak Senthil Kumar and the fourth seed Surya Elangovasn also posted easy wins and entered the pre-quarterfinals.

 In the girls’ section, the top seed Anisha Jain prevailed over Sharon Samson 8-6 while the third seed Prarthana Prabhakar beat Ankita Nandakumar 8-3.

The results (III round with best of 15 games; prefix indicates seeding):

Boys singles: 1-Pralok Ikkurthy bt Harsh Kumar 8-0; Manish G bt Naeem Salim 8-0; Arjun Sriram bt Eshwar Shashidar 8-1; 8-Yeswant Loganath bt Harsheel 8-0; Praneeth V bt 5-Nitin Nagaraj Reddy 8-6; Sandesh Kanthimahanti bt Nanaiah KS 8-2; Madhavan Manoj bt Chandan Reddy 8-4; 3-Deepak Senthil Kumar bt Adarsh Arun 8-3; 4-Surya Elangovan bt Chirag S 8-1; Rishi Krishna bt Shreyas MD 8-5; Arjun Mariappa bt Srinivasan Kannan 8-5; 7-MS Karthik bt Boopathy S 8-4; 6-Harshit Selvaraj bt Shiva Skanda Reddy 8-1; Rajesh Kannan bt Karthikeyan Ravi 8-6; Kavan Kumar bt Kabir Hans 8-3; 2-Aditya Rao bt Hithen Sreelesh 8-3.

Girls singles: 1-Anisha Jain bt Samson Sharon 8-6; Rachana Gopalakrishna bt Samanvita Bajpai 8-5; Shimran KS bt Manasaa Sivakumar 8-3; 6-Chelsea Stephen  bt Ashvintha Anand 8-1; 7-Dhriti Kapoor bt Riti Agarwal 8-1; Deeksha Prasad Manju bt Parvvi Patil 8-5; Riya Uboveja bt Trisha Vinod 8-3; 3-Prarthana Prabhakar bt Ankita Nandakumar 8-3.

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