Bangalore, May 28 (UNI) In a rain marred match, sixth seed Kashyap Ashok of Karnataka was shown door by his statemate second seed S Raghavendra, even as top seed Sagar Manjunath, third Nikhil Reddy and qualifier pruthvika Nagaraj stormed into the semifinals in Boys Under 16 category of the 22nd All India Ranking Tennis Tournament held under Sadashivnagar Club AITA Talent Series here today.
In keenly contested match, Sagar had to sweet it out when Tamil Nadu lad R Shanjeev put up a brave fight but failed to maintain his tempo in the second set. Sagar beat Shanjeev 6-4, 7-6 (4) to enter last eight stage.
Results: (all Karnataka unless mentioned) Boys (U-16): (Quarterfinals) S1 Sagar Manjunath bt r Shanjeev (TN) 6-4, 7-6 (4); Q Pruthvika Nagaraj bt P S Gagan 6-4, 6-1; S2 S Raghavendra bt s6 Kashyap Ashok 6-4, 6-4.
Boys (U-14): Q Evans Mirajker bt S1 S D Prajwal Dev 6-2, 6-2; S3 Nikhil Reddy bt Q K Basvaraj 6-0, 6-3, Anthony Savio (TN) bt Rohit Dinakar 6-4, 6-7(5) 7-5; S2 Kashyap Ashok bt S7 Rohit John Joseph 6-3, 6-3.
Girls: (U-16) S1 Rachita Sarda bt Tejaswini C Belludi 6-0, 6-3; S6 S P Ritu bt S4 Vidya Bharat 6-3, 6-1.
Girls (U-14) S1 S P Ritu bt Jane Jacob 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; S7 Tejaswini C Belludi bt S3 Shruthi Ashok 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; S4 Shruthi Prashanth bt S6 Sahana Shroff 6-4, 6-1; S2 Preethi Ujjini bt S8 Valentina Shekar 6-2, 6-2.
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