On-song Prajwal enters semifinals

Prajwal, top seed in both the categories, blazed past seventh-seeded S Kishan 6-3, 6-3 in his U-16 quarterfinal encounter and demolished Nishchal Nadamani 6-1, 6-1 in the U-14 last-eight match.

Niral A Shah of Tamil Nadu, meanwhile, caused an upset by vanquishing fourth-seeded Anthony Savio 6-3, 6-4 to book his place in the last four.

Results (quarterfinals, Karnataka unless stated): Boys, under-16: 1-SD Prajwal Dev bt 7-Kishan S 6-3, 6-3; 3-Kashyap A bt 5-Ajit Pandya (Mah) 6-1, 6-2; 2-Amir Saurob (Ker) bt Ramakrishna (TN) 6-2, 6-1; Niral A Shah (TN) bt 4-Anthony Savio 6-3, 6-4.
Under-14: 1-Prajwal Dev bt Nishchal Nadamani 6-1, 6-1; 5-Arkashish bt 2-MS Rakshit 6-4, 6-2; 4-Rahul BS bt 7-Arjun M 6-3, 6-0; 3-Kishan bt Harsh Lakhani 6-3, 6-0.
Girls, under-16: 1-Varunya Chandrashekar bt Pragnaya Nagaraj 6-0, 6-0; 4-Nupur Umashankar bt Dhanya Mudugola (SL) 7-5, 0-6, 10-5; Sakshi Yadhav bt Ujwall SS 6-7 (7-6), 7-5, 10-7; Kavya N Kumar bt Srivani Rao (AP) 6-3, 6-2.
Under-14: 3-Kavya N Kumar bt Pragnya Nagaraj 6-2, 3-6, 10-7; 6-Prerana Kalwar bt 1-Nupur Umashankar 7-5, 3-6, 10-2; 4-Swetha Samuel bt Ramya N 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); Srivani Rao bt C Madhumita 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

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