Aakarsh beats fancied Bhuvan

On a day of upsets, unseeded Aakarsh Gaonkar defeated sixth seed Bhuvan A M 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) to enter the boys’ singles quarterfinals of the KTPPA-AITA under-14 junior tennis tournament on Tuesday.

In other upsets, Akanksh Bhat beat seventh seed Akhil Kumar Reddy 6-1, 7-5 and Subash Paramasivam humbled fifth seed Vishal Reddy Pagadala 6-1, 6-1 to enter the last eight. 

In girls’ singles, unseeded Vinesha Shree upset eighth seeded Anisha Rayudu 6-0, 7-5.
Top seed SB Apoorva and second seed K S Shimran, both from Karnataka, posted easy wins to advance to the quarters.


Results (pre-quarterfinals): Boys: Rajesh Kannan bt Nitin Varma Vegesna 6-1, 6-0; Aakarsh Gaonkar bt Bhuvan AM 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4); Sandesh Kantimahanti bt Adithya Ramaraj 6-1, 6-3; Akanksh Bhat bt Akhil Kumar Reddy 6-1, 7-5; Subash Paramasivam bt Vishal Reddy Pagadala 6-1, 6-1; Adithya Vardhan Roy bt Sanjith Devineni 6-2, 6-2; Deepak A bt Arjun Sriram 6-4, 6-2; Nikhil Niranjan bt Eshwar Sashidhar 6-3, 6-1.

Girls: Apoorva SB bt Bhoomika BS 6-1, 6-0; Sanskriti Gupta bt Srinidhi S 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; Chandrika Joshi bt Vanshita Pathania 6-2, 6-4; Naisha Srivatsav bt Aditi Narayan 7-6, 6-2; Viveha Sivaraman bt Neha M 6-3, 6-2; Sruthi Pandithurian bt Aditi Venkata 6-1, 6-2; Vinesha Shree bt Anisha Rayudu 6-0, 7-5; Shimran KS bt Lakshmi Sahiti Reddy 6-3, 6-1. 

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