Vignesh in semifinals

Karnataka’s Vignesh Subramanyam and Rishi Reddy entered the boys’ singles semifinals of the KTPPA-AITA Under-18 Championship Series tennis tournament after posting facile victories in their respective quarterfinals at the KSLTA Stadium here on Tuesday.

While Vignesh defeated local lad R Ribhav 6-0, 6-3, unseeded Rishi cashed on the early break Pranash Babu to beat his Tamil Nadu rival 6-3, 6-3.

Tamil Nadu’s Vasudev Vijay Raman lived up to his top billing, crushing State-mate Samudh Sharma 6-1, 6-1.  Another Tamil Nadu youngster, SM Adhithya prevailed over Karnataka’s Tatagath C 6-2, 6-2 to complete the semifinal line-up.

The resuts (quarterfinals): Boys singles: Vignesh S (Kar) bt R Ribhav (Kar) 6-0, 6-3; Rishi Reddy (Kar) bt Pranash Babu (TN) 6-3, 6-3; Vasudev Vijay Raman (TN) bt Samudh Sharma (TN) 6-1, 6-1; SM Adhithya (TN) bt Tathagath C (Kar) 6-2, 6-2.

Girls singles: Rihika Ravi (TN) bt R Sai Avanhika (TN) 6-1, 6-3; Shivani Manjanna (Kar) bt S Soha (Kar) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; Sonashe Bhatnagar (Kar) bt Prathiba Prasad Narayan (Kar) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; Diana Abhi (TN) bt Nikita Pinto (Kar) 6-2, 6-3.

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