Shika shock for Praneetha; Anirudh edges out Abhinav

Shika repelled a strong second-set fightback from her opponent to eventually come through a gruelling three-setter 7-5, 0-6, 11-9.

In boys’ action, unseeded Anirudh Jaindhan of Kerala stunned Abhinav Macedo of Andhra Pradesh, 6-1, 5-7, 10-7 to seal his berth in the quarterfinals.

Results (pre-quarterfinals): Girls: U-16: 1-SP Ritu (Kar) bt Abhilasha Vishwanath (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; 5-Varunya Chandrashekar (Kar) bt Preeti Bhandurge (Kar) 6-2, 6-; 7-Kavya N Kumar (Kar) bt Akshta Ananth (TN) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8; 8-Abhiksha Rath (Kar) bt Sivani Dhanasamy (TN) 6-2, 6-1; 2-R Beenu (TN) bt Arshiya Shanaaz (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; Tejashwini Belludi (Kar) bt Shobhika (TN) 7-5, 6-3; Shika N Singh (Kar) bt 6-CS Praneetha (TN) 7-5, 0-6, 11-9; 4-Pragati Nataraj (TN)  bt Saleema (TN) 6-2, 6-1.

U-14: 3-Shameema A (TN) bt Celine Maria (TN); 7-Preeti Bhandurge (Mah) bt PT Swethashree 6-4, 6-3; 8-Janani TG (TN) bt Shivani Dhanasamy 7-5, 6-4; 4-Kavya N Kumar (Kar) bt S Maansi Reddy (AP) 6-3, 6-4; 2-CS Praneetha (TN)  bt Lakshmi Nikitha (Kar) 6-2, 3-0 (conceded); 5-Abhiksha Rath (Kar) bt Soha S (Kar) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4; TM Priyadarshni (TN) bt Ujwal SS (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; 1-Pragati Nataraj (TN) bt Shika N Singh (TN) 6-0, 6-1.
Boys: U-16, first round: 4-Anthony Savio (Kar) bt MS Rakshit (Kar) 6-2, 6-2; 1-T G Subash Kaushik (TN) bt Yash Puri (AP) 6-3, 6-4; Arjun M (Kar) bt G Asvin Raam (TN) 2-6, 6-1, 10-6; Akhil Kanagaraj bt Sanjeeth J (Kar) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); Aditya S Prakesh (Kar) bt SL Balaji (TN) 6-2, 7-5; Balaji Karthikeyan (Kar) bt Aasish Karan (TN) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6; Mahesh Batija (Kar) bt Karthik S (Kar) 6-4, 6-0; 7-Mathew Lathra (Ker) bt Alok Aradhya (Kar) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6; N Ashvin Srivatsav (TN) bt Anirud BS (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; Md Abraar (TN) bt 8-D Shiva Satvik (AP) 6-0, 6-3, 10-8; Naveen Kumar (TN) bt Aakash Balachandran (TN) 6-0, 6-0; 5-Rehan Kumar (TN) bt Sammud Sharma (TN) 6-4, 6-3; 3-Kashyap A (Kar) bt Nipun Bajaj (TN) 6-1, 6-3; Vasudev Vijaya Raman (TN) bt Tejas Shevde (Goa) 4-6, 6-3, 10-4. U-14: 1-MS Rakshit (Kar) bt Yash Puri (AP) 6-0, 6-2; 5-Arjun M bt Sanjay Mohan (TN) 6-2, 6-3; Anirudh Jaindhan (Ker) bt 3-Abhinav Macedo (AP) 6-1, 5-7, 10-7; R Ramakrishna (TN) bt T Vignesh (TN) 6-4, 6-2; Rashwant Ravi (TN) bt 6-Arjun Patnaik (AP) 6-3, 6-2; 2-Siva Satvik (AP) bt Anirudh BS 6-2, 6-0; 4-Nipun Bajaj (AP) bt Naitrav S (TN) 6-3, 6-1.

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