Tejaswini shock for third seed Shruti

On a mixed day for seeded players, unseeded Tejaswini Belludi knocked out V Shruti Narayani, ranked third, 6-0, 6-2 in the girls’ under-18 opening round of the AITA Talent Series tournament at the KIMS Academy courts here on Monday.

Sixth-seeded Devika A Kumar and seventh-seeded Anita Yadav too met with the same fate. While Devika retired when she was trailing against Devika A Kumar 5-7, 1-4, Anita lost to Vasundara Raju 4-6, 5-7.

However, fourth-ranked Nupur Umashankar, fiffth-ranked SP Ritu and Shikha N Singh, seded eighth, moved into the second round.

Results (U-18 first round):
Boys: Monish Rajer bt Prateesh 6=3, 6-1; Rishi Dabrai bt Anirudh Puranic 6-2, 6-1; Sidharth Dabrai bt Gagan PS 6-3, 6-2; Shikhar G bt Gagan Singh 6-2, 6-4; B Sai Reddy bt Lakha Singh 6-1, 6-1; TG Subhash Kaushik bt MM Aamir Sohrab 6-0, 6-3; Nehal Agha bt Siddeshwar N Gowda 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-0; S Kishen bt Paras G Karnia 7-5, 6-4; S Arun Prashanth bt Asaad Zaffar 6-1, 6-4; Anthony Savio bt N Venketramanan 0-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; Kashyap A bt Hemanth Kumar 6-4, 6-3; Rohan Gaonkar bt Rahul Devatha 6-2, 6-0; Alok Aradhya bt Parth Girme 6-4, 6-4; Rahul Parvindra bt Md Shahabaz 6-3, 6-3; Basavaraj K bt Varun Chandran 6-3, 6-2; S Raghavendra bt Pyara Singh 6-4, 6-1.

Girls: BS Shruthi bt Kritika S Raj 6-2, 6-0; Tarani Chandramouli bt V Suryanarayani 6-1, 6-0; Vasundara Raju bt Anita Yadav 6-4, 7-5; Tejaswini Belludi bt V Shruti Narayani 6-0, 6-2; Swetha Samuel bt RV Honeyshya Raj 6-1, 6-0; Shreya Mahadevan bt Manisha Bajpai 6-3, 6-4; N Nayantara bt Devika A Kumar 7-5, 4-1 (conceded); SP Ritu bt Aksheya Periswami 6-1, 6-0; Kavya Kumar bt Preeti Bhandurge 6-3, 6-4; Madhumita bt Nupur Roy Choudhary 6-3, 6-4; Nupur Umashankar bt TG Janani 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Shikha N Singh bt Shruti Prashant 6-1, 6-2; Tanya Singh bt N Kavya Monika 6-2, 6-1; Amal Amal Warick bt Sai Harita 6-4, 6-0.

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