Gallant Goveas sets himself up for double

Gallant Goveas sets himself up for double

Aryan also reached the summit clash of the under-12 boys’ category after pulling off a comfortable 6-0, 6-1 win over Tamil Nadu’s Dhananjay Vikram.

In the U-14 final, Aryan, seeded third, will face SL Balaji of Tamil Nadu after he beat State-mate R Ramakrishnan 6-3, 6-4. In the U-12 final, top seed Aryan will take on unseeded Abhimanyu Reddy of Andhra Pradesh. Abhimanyu reached the final with a 6-2, 6-1 win over second seed Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra.

The girls U-14 final will see number one seed Preeti Bhandurge of Maharashtra clash with fifth seed Shloka Kumar of Karnataka. Preeti eased past State-mate Aboli Goghari 6-2, 6-3 while Shloka, the lone Karnataka player left in the field, defeated Abhipsa Rath 7-5, 6-3.

Results (all semifinals):
Boys, U-14: 3-Aryan Goveas (Mah) bt 1-Nikshep BR (Kar) 6-1, 6-4; 2-SL Balaji (TN) bt 4-R Ramakrishnan (TN) 6-3, 6-4.
U-12: 1-Aryan Goveas (Mah) bt 4-Dhananjay Vikram (TN) 6-0, 6-1; Abhimanyu Reddy (AP) bt  2-Dhruv Sunish (Mah) 6-2, 6-1.
Girls, U-14: 1-Preeti Bhandurge (Mah) bt 4-Aboli Goghari (Mah) 6-2, 6-3; 5-Shloka Kumar (Kar) bt 3-Abhipsa Rath (Kar) 7-5, 6-3.
U-12: 1-Aboli Goghari (Mah) bt 4-Nidhitra Rajmohan (TN) 7-5, 6-0; 2-Ria Vardhan (Mah) bt 3-Prerana A Kalwar (Kar) 6-4, 6-4.

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