Karnataka's Akarsh, Naisha in title round

Karnataka's Akarsh, Naisha in title round

Karnataka's Akarsh, Naisha in title round

Karnataka’s Akarsh Gaonkar and Naisha Srivastav entered the boys’ and girls’ singles finals respectively in the KTPPA’s Yonex AITA under-12 Super Series Tennis Championship here on Thursday.

In the semifinal, Akarsh rallied to beat State team-mate and the fourth seed, Anmay Yogesh Devraj 2-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and set up a title clash with the top seed Udit Gogoi of Assam.

Gogoi cruised past the third seed, Vishesh Jain Patel, of Gujarat  6-2, 6-1 in the other semifinal.

The top seed Naisha Srivastav, maintaining her fine form, outplayed the third seed, Yana Dhamija of Haryana 6-2, 6-4 in the girls’ semifinal. Naisha meets the fourth seed, Thanushita Reddy in the final. 

Thanushita knocked out the second seed, Sanjana Sirimala  6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 in an all Telangana semifinals.

Results: Semifinals: Boys Singles: Udit Gogoi (Asm) bt Vishesh Jain Patel (Guj) 6-2, 6-1; Akarsh Gaonkar (Kar) bt Anmay Yogesh Devraj (Kar) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles: Anmay Yogesh Devraj/ Udit Gogoi bt Khush Sharma/ Aditya Chopra 6-4, 6-3; Vishesh Patel/ Akarsh Gaonkar bt Tharakesh A/ Pragatesh S 6-1, 6-2.

Girls: singles: Naisha Srivastav (Kar) bt Yana Dhamija (Har) 6 -2, 6-4; Thanushita Reddy (Tel) bt Sanjana Sirimala (Tel) 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2.

Doubles: Naisha/ Sanjana bt Riya Bhosle/ Khushi Sharma 6-4, 6-2; Vidhi/ Hetvee bt Thanushita/ Yana 6-3, 6-1.