Nikit knocks out Arjun to enter semifinals, Nama progresses with comfortable win

Karnataka boys Nikit M Reddy and Nama Heman registered straight sets victories to enter the semifinals of the AITA under-14 Super Series tennis championship at the SAT courts here on Wednesday.

Nikit was made to sweat by State-mate CH Arjun before he won 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) while Nama recorded a comfortable straight sets  6-2, 6-3 victory over Tamil Nadu’s S Bhoopathy.

Results (Quarterfinals): Boys singles: Nikit M Reddy (Kar) bt CH Arjun (Kar) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3 ); Pralok S Ikkruthy (AP) bt  Sai Rithvik Patel (AP) 6-0, 6-3; Nama Heman (Kar) bt S Bhoopathy (TN)  6-2, 6-3; Rithvik B Choudhry (AP) bt T Siddarth 6-3, 6-2. Doubles (Semifinals): Pralok Ikkruthy/ Rithvik BV Choudhry (AP) bt CH Arjun/ T Siddharth (Kar) 6-0, 6-1; Rohan K Reddy (Kar)/ Nikit M Reddy (Kar) bt Nama Heman (Kar)/ Gunjan Jhadav (Mah) 6-7 (2-7 ), 6-3, 10-7 (super tie-break). Girls singles: Megha Muthukumaran (TN) bt J Fathima (AP) 6-3, 6-4; Prarthana Prabhakar (Kar) bt Aaliya Ebrahim (Mah) 6-2, 6-1; Sonashi Bhatnagar (Kar) bt Anu Verma (TN) 6-1, 6-2; Lathika Prem Kumar (TN) bt Neha Mokhasi (Mah) 6-4, 6-1. Doubles (Semifinals):  Sonashe Bhatnagar (Kar)/ Lathika Premkumar (TN) bt Sharanya Shetty/ Aaliya Ebrahim (Mah) 6-4, 6-1; Parvvi Patil (Kar)/ Dhriti Kapoor (AP) bt Megha Muthukumaran (TN)/ Prarthana Prabhakat (TN) 6-4, 6-2.

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