Karthik knocked out by Kevin

After winning the first set 6-3 rather easily, Kevin let slip his grip as Karthik rallied to pocket the second 6-4. In the final set, however, Kevin regained his form and focus to clinch it 6-1 and with it the match.

Karnataka’s Andrew K Jose, too, scored an upset win by beating fifth-seeded P Apuroop Reddy of Andhra Pradesh 6-1, 6-2.

Results (quarterfinals, Karnataka unless mentioned): Boys, under-14: 1-Kishen bt S Joycharan (AP) 6-1, 6-1; Kavin George (Ker) bt 2-Seed Karthik S 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Andrew K Jose bt 5-P Apuroop Reddy (AP) 6-1, 6-2; Prateik R bt Dhruv Sunish (Mah) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).

Under-12: 1-Dhruv Sunish (Mah) bt Vignes Subramanya 5-4, 3-5, 4-2; 2-Apuroop Reddy (AP) bt 7-Varun Venkat 4-2, 1-4, 4-0

Girls, under-14: 1-Nupur Umashankar bt 8-Dhwani Kumar 6-1, 6-4; 2-Kavya N Kumar bt Lakshminikitha K 6-2, 3-6, 6-0; 4-Swetha Samuel bt 5-Karshma Bhawani (Mah) 6-2, 6-1; P Srivani Rao (AP) bt Shivani Manjana 6-2, 6-3. 

Under-12: 3-Prerana Kalwar bt Hishika Rajesh 4-0, 4-5, 4-2; 2-Tanmayee Pattnaik (Ori) bt Shivani Manjunath 4-5, 4-0, 4-1; 4-P Srivani Rao (AP) bt  5-P Sivanuja (AP) 4-2, 4-1; 3-Dhawani Kumar bt 6-Rashmika Ranjan 4-2, 4-2.

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