Sandesh sends fancied Deepak packing

Unseeded Sandesh Kanthimahanti punched above his weight to send third seed Deepak Senthil Kumar packing in the quarterfinals of the KTPPA-AITA under-14 Champions Series tennis tournament for the Sampath Loganadan Trophy at the TAMS Courts here on Monday.

The youngster posted a 0-4, 5-3, 7-2 win over Deepak to storm into the semifinals.

Top seed Pralok Ikkurthy, however, lived up to his top billing by registering a facile 4-2, 4-1 win over eight-seeded Yeswant Loganath en route to the last-four stage.

Results: Boys (quarterfinals): 1-Pralok Ikkurthy bt 8-Yeswant Loganath 4-2, 4-1; Sandesh Kanthimahanti bt 3-Deepak Senthil Kumar 0-4, 5-3, 7-2; 4-Surya Elangovan bt 7-MS Karthik 4-2, 4-2; 6-Harshit Selvaraj bt Kavan Kumar 2-4, 5-4, 7-4.
(Pre-quarterfinals): Pralok bt Manish G 4-1, 5-3; Yeswant bt Arjun Sriram 4-2, 4-1; Sandesh bt Praneeth V 4-2, 5-4, 7-4; Deepak bt Madhavan Manoj 4-1, 4-2; Surya bt Rishi Krishna 4-2, 4-0; Karthik bt Arjun Mariappa 4-5, 4-1, 7-3; Harshit bt Rajesh Kannan 4-1, 1-4, 8-6; Kavan bt 2-AdityaRao 5-4, 4-1.

Girls (quarterfinals): 6-Chelsea Stephen bt Samson Sharon 4-2, 4-2; 3-Prarthana Prabhakar bt Deeksha Prasad Manju 0-4, 5-3, 7-2; 4-Aadhya Chala bt Reshma Maruri 4-1, 4-1; 5-Pratibha PN bt 2-Jahnavi  Reddy 2-4, 5-4, 7-4. (Pre-quarterfinals): Sharon bt Rochana Gopalakrishna 4-2, 4-1; Chelsea bt Shimran KS 4-0, 4-2; Deeksha bt 7-Dhriti Kapoor 5-3, 4-0; Prarthana bt Riya Uboveja 4-1, 5-3; Aadhya bt Anisha Rayadu 4-0, 5-3; Reshma bt 8-Pragati PN 5-4, 5-3; Pratibha bt Chandrika Joshi 4-2, 4-0; Jahnavi bt Vanshita Pathania 4-1, 5-3.

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