Vishnu enters title round

 Defending champions Vishnu Vardhan and Prerna Bhambri cruised into the men’s and women’s singles finals of Fenesta National Tennis Championships on Friday.

Vishnu outlasted former champion V M Ranjeet 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) while Prerna, a three-time champion, took out top seed Snehadevi Reddy 6-0, 6-3.

In the boys under-18 final, Aryan Goveas of Maharashtra will take on Karnataka’s B R Nikshep. Nikshep beat Parikshit Somani of Assam 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals. The girls' under-18 title contest will be between Zeel Desai and Sathwika Sama.

Results: Semifinals: Men's singles: 1-Sriram Balaji bt Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash 7-6(4), 6-4; 2-Vishnu Vardhan bt V M Ranjeet 6-4, 7-6(4). Doubles, final: Sriram Balaji/ V M Ranjeet bt Shaikh Abdullah/ Jayaprakash 6-0, 6-7, 10-6. Women's singles: Samitha S Chamarthi bt Pranjala Yadlapalli 5-7, 6-1, 6-4; 4-Prerna Bhambri bt 1-Snehadevi Reddy 6-0, 6-3. Doubles, final: Snehadevi Reddy/ Dhruti Venugopal bt Rishika Sunkara/ Sowjanya Bavesetti 6-3, 6-4.

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