Naisha scores facile win to enter quarters

Naisha Srivastav of Karntaka, ranked National No 1, cruised in to girls’ singles quarterfinals in the Yonex AITA Super Series under-12 Tennis Championship with a facile 6-2, 6-1 win over Vaishnavi Adkar of Maharashtra at the Energy Tennis Centre courts here on Tuesday.

The sixth seed Hetveel Chaudhry of Gujarat prevailed over the other Karnataka girl, Suhita Maruri 7-5, 6-3, and entered the last eight round.

In the boys’ singles, both Bengaluru boys, the second seed Akarsh Gaonkar and fourth seed Anmay Yogesh Devraj made it to the quarterfinals.

Akarsh outplayed Arjun Premkumar of Tamil Nadu 6-2, 6-0 while Anmay defeated GM Rikhil of Tamil Nadu 6-2, 6-3.

The top seed Udit Gogoi of Assam continued his impressive march, making short work of Virharsh H Pant of Karnataka 6-0, 6-1 to enter quarterfinals.

Results (pre-quarterfinals): Boys singles: Udit Gogoi (Asm) bt Viharsh Pant (Kar) 6-0, 6-1; Atharva Shinde (Mah) bt Ayush Bhat (Kar) 6-1, 7-5; Vishesh Jain Patel (Guj) bt Arjun S Chatterjee (WB) 6-4, 6-3; Khush Sharma (UP) bt Achal Samant (Mah) 6-4, 7-5; Arjun Gohad (Mah) bt Dhanush Patel (Guj) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5; Anmay Yogesh Devraj (Kar) bt GM Rikhil (TN) 6-2, 6-3; Akarsh Gaonkar (Kar) bt Arjun Premkumar (TN) 6-2, 6-0; Tharakesh Ashokar (TN ) bt Ritabrata Sarkar (WB) 6-2, 6-3.

Girls singles: Naisha Srivastav (Kar ) bt Vaishnavi Adkar (Mah) 6-2, 6-1; Hetveel Chaudhry (Guj) bt Suhita Maruri (Kar) 7-5, 6-3; Yana Dhamija (Har) bt Pari Singh (Mah) 6-0, 6-2; Darshana Dinesh (TN) bt Lakshmi Prabha (TN) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Sanjana S (Tel) bt Riya R Bhosle (Mah) 6-2, 6-0.

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