Karnataka challenge ends

Karnataka’s challenge in the KTPPA-AITA National under-12 tennis championship came to an end as five players from the State crashed out in the quarterfinal stage here at the Tennis Village courts on Thursday.

In the boys’ section, Arjun Sriram was expected to overcome a lower-ranked S Boopathy, instead the Tamil Nadu player registered a facile 6-1, 6-0 win over the seventh seed.
Qualifier PM Prasanna, who had enjoyed a brilliant run up to the quarterfinals, was served a double bagel by third seed Mahesh Mohapatra of Orissa.

Much was expected of the three girls -- Chandrika Joshi, Parvvi Patil and Reshma Maruri -- from the State who made it to the last-eight stage but the trio fell by the wayside.
Chandrika looked in good nick against Bhakti Parwani before failing to wrest the initiative in her 6-3, 3-6, 1-6 loss to the Gujarati. Parvvi barely stood a chance as she was put away by top seed Mubashir Anjum Shaik 6-3, 6-3, while Reshma went down to Andhra Pradesh’s Fathima Juveri 4-6, 4-6.

Results:
Boys (quarterfinals): Dev Javia (Guj) bt Gaurav Kurva (AP) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; Eshan Lamba (Mah) bt Adarash Naga T (AP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Mahesh Mohapatra (Ori) bt PM Prasanna (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; S Boopathy (TN) bt Arjun Sriram (Kar) 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles (semifinals):
Mahesh Mohapatra/ S Boopathy bt Divesh Gahlot/ Ritik Rana 6-3, 6-4; Gaurav Kurva/ Adarsh Naga T bt Dev Javia/ Eshan Lumba 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Girls (quarterfinals): Mubashir Anjum Shaik (AP) bt Parvvi Pail (Kar) 6-3, 6-3; Bhakti B Parwani (Guj) bt Chandrika Joshi (Kar) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2); Fathima Juveri (AP) bt Reshma Maruri (Kar) 6-4, 6-4;  Richa D Chougle bt SB Gauri (Mah) 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles (semifinals): Richa D Chougle/ Prerna Vichare bt Sudipta Kumar/ Aditi Narayan 6-1, 6-3; Bhagya Gauri/ Bhakti Parwani bt Mallika Marathe/ Durva Deo 4-6, 6-1, 10-2.

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