Vignesh battles past Dhruv

Eighth-seeded Vignesh Subramanya of Karnataka outlasted 10th seed Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and entered the boys’ singles quarterfinals of the KTPPA-AITA under-16 National Series tennis tournament at the KSLTA Stadium here on Wednesday.

He was joined in the last eight by top seed and Statemate C Vasisht, who breezed past Anshuman Gulia of Delhi at 6-1, 6-1.

In the girls’ singles, three Karnataka girls -- third seed S Soha, Shivani Manjanna and Nikita Pinto -- entered the quarterfinals.

Results (all pre-quarterfinals): Boys: C Vasisht (Kar) bt Anshuman Gulia (Del) 6-1, 6-1; Ishaque Eqbal (WB) bt Pranash Babu (TN) 6-2, 7-5; PC Anirudh (AP) bt S Manish (TN) 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2;  Vignsh Subramnaya (Kar) bt Dhruv Sunsih (Mah) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Sumitpal Singh (Pnj) bt Uttkarsh Bharadwaj (Utk) 6-1, 7-5; Mayuk Rawat (Utk) bt Paras Dahiya (Har) 6-1, 7-5; Shramay Dhawan (Del) bt Hari Singh (Kar) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Yugal Bansal bt M Kavin (TN) 6-1, 6-3.

Girls: R Abinikka (TN) bt SB Apoorva (Kar) 6-0, 6-1; Lathika Premkumar (TN) bt Baani Singh (Pnj) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1; S Soha (Kar) bt Sonashe Bhatnagar (Kar) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Nikita Pinto (Kar) bt Anjum Shaikh (AP) 6-3, 6-2; Shivani Manjanna (Kar) bt Nisha Shenoy (Kar) 6-0, 6-2; Rishika Ravi (TN) bt Advaita Saravanan 6-2, 6-2; Sarah Dev (Pnj ) bt Tahoora Shaikh (AP)  6-1, 6-2 ; Humera Shaikh (AP) bt Harsha Sai Challa (AP) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

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