Vasisht, Abhinikka get top billing

Karnataka’s Vasisht Cherku and R Abhinikka of Tamil Nadu have been given top billing in the boys and girls’ singles sections of the KTPPA-AITA National Series under-16 tennis championship.

The event gets underway at the KSLTA stadium and Mahila Seva Samaja courts here on Monday. 

Uttarakhand’s Mayuk Rawat, Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh’s Raghav Jaisinghani and PC Anirudh of Andhra Pradesh will be Vasisht’s main challengers. 

National under-16 champion BR Nikshep of Karnataka will be missing from action as he is committed to play elsewhere during the period. 

In the girls section, Abhinikka, who has a national ranking of No 7, will be the favourite to win the title but will be challenged by National School Games winner and third seed S Soha of Karnataka. 

The other local hopefuls are Vignesh Subramanya in the boys’ section and Nisha Shenoy in the girls’ section.

KTPPA anniversary

The Karnataka Tennis Players Parents Association (KTPPA) celebrated its first anniversary at the KSLTA stadium on Sunday at the inauguration of its second tournament of the season.

Besides conducting more events in 2014, KTPPA also plans to pick talented kids for tours abroad.

Seedings:

Boys: 1-Vasisht Cheruku (Kar); 2-MayukRawat (Ukd); 3-Ishaque Eqbal (WB); 4-Raghav Jaisinghani (MP); 5-PC Anirudh (AP); 6-Yugal Bansal (Del); 7-Sunmitpal Singh (J&K); 8-Vignesh Subramanya (Kar).

Girls: 1-R Abinikka (TN); 2-Harsha Sai Challa (AP); 3-S Soha (Kar); 4-Rishika Ravi (TN); 5-Baani Singh (Pnb); 6-Muskaan Ranjan (Kar); 7-Kaaviya B (TN); 8-Nisha Shenoy (Kar).

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