Gritty Akarsh records facile win

Akarsh Gaonkar, seeded second, of Karnataka registered an easy 6-4, 6-0 win over Tamil Nadu’s S Pragatesh to enter the second round of the Yonex –AITA under-12 Super Series tennis championship being conducted by the KTPPA at the Energy Tennis Centre courts here on Monday.

The seeds enjoyed a similarly easy opening round outings in boys’ singles. Top-seeded Udit Gogoi of Assam made short work of Pranav Heggere of Karnataka 6-2, 6-1 while third seed, Vishesh Jain of Gujarat, and the fourth seed and local boy, Anmay Yogesh  recorded facile wins.

Jain defeated Karthik of Telangana 6-2, 6-3 and Anmay prevailed over State-mate P Yatish 6-4, 7-5.

Results: Boys: First round (Karnataka unless specified): Singles: Udit Gogoi (Asm) bt Pranav Heggere 6-2, 6-1; Varsh P bt  Saheb Sodhi (Mah) 6-1, 6-2; Aayush Bhat bt Monil Rohit 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Atharva Shinde (Mah) bt Eric Nithilan 6-1, 6-1; Vishesh Jain (Guj) bt Karthik (Tel) 6-2, 6-3; Arjun Chatterjee (WB) bt Skanada Prasanna (Kar) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1; Achal Samath (Mah) bt Dhruv (AP) 6-2, 6-2; Khush  Sharma (UP) bt Aditya NB (Kar) 6-4, 6-1; Dhanush Patel (Guj) bt Arhan Fahade (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; G Arjun (Mah) bt Aditya Chopra (Del) 6-2, 6-2; GM Rikhil (TN) bt S Ramanan (TN) 6 -0, 6-2; Anmay Yogesh bt P Yatish 6-4, 7-5;  Ritabrata Sarkar (WB) bt Prajwal (Mah) 6-3, 6-2; Arjun Premkumar (TN) bt Ntish Balaji (TN ) 6-2, 7-6 (6); Tharakesh Ashokar (TN) bt Krishna Sanjay (Mah) 6-4, 7-5; Akarsh Gaonkar (Kar) bt Pragatesh S (TN) 6-4, 6-0.

Girls: Naisha S (Kar) bt Sharda Ingale (Mah) 6-2, 6-1; Vaishnavi (Mah) bt Bhumika (Mah)  6-3, 6-4; Suhita M (Kar) bt Khushi (Mah) 6-4, 6-4; Hetvee Chaudhry (Mah) bt Mahalakshmi (TN) 6-0, 6-1; Yana (Har) bt Sweta S 6-1, 6-1 ; Pari (Mah) bt Tanisha (Kar) 6-4, 6-3; Lakshmi Prabhu (TN) bt Vidyul (Mah) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Darshana (TN) bt Aarya (Mah) 6-1, 6-1; Srichandrakala (TN) bt Shyla (Del) 7-6 (3), 6-2 ; Aryanka (Mah) bt Tishya (Kar) 6-3, 6-0; Radika Rajesh (Mah) bt Sai Rajesh (Mah) 6-2, 6-3; Tanushita Reddy (YA) bt Rituja (Mah) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2; Vudhi Jain (Guj) bt Harshali (Mah) 6-2, 6-0; Ananya (TN) bt Jasha (Kar) 6-2, 6-4; Riya R Bhosle (Mah) bt Vaibhavi (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; Sanjana S (TA) bt Anjana (TN) 6-1, 6-0.

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