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.

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