PUNE: Azmeer Shaikh hardly broke a sweat to enter the final of Under-14 category of MSLTA Yonex Sunrise BVG trophy Under-12 and Under-14 tennis tournament defeating Veer Prasad 6-3, 6-3 at MSLTA School of Tennis at Balewadi Sports Complex on Friday.
Sixth seed Azmeer will face Siddharth Marathe who defeated Keval Kirpekar 6-0, 6-0.
Later in the day, Ahmednagar girl Sanika Bhogade created the biggest upset of the day as she accounted for top seed Swara Katkar 7-6 (7-2), 7-5 and entered the Under-12 final in the girls category.
Under-14: 1-Ira Shah bt 3-Soha Patil 6-1, 6-1; 4-Ruma Gaikawari bt Manya Barange 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles: 1-Gautami Khaire and Soha Patil bt Prapti Patil & Saniya More 3-6, 6-3, 10-6; Ruma Gaikaiwari and Sanika Bhogade bt Swara Katkar and Aditi Lakhe 6-1, 6-4.
Under-12: Sanika Bhogade bt 1-Swara Katkar 7-6 (7-2), 7-5; 5-Aditi Lakhe bt 3-Asmi Adkar 6-3, 6-3.
Under-14: Siddharth Marathe bt 8-Keval Kirpekar 6-0, 6-0; 6-Azmeer Shaikh bt Veer Prasad 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: Siddharth Marathe and Aryan Sutar bt 2-Umar Sumar and Azmeer Shaikh 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 10-7; 1-Kushal Chaudhari and Arnav Oruganty bt 3-Jaishnav Shinde and Veer Prasad 6-3, 6-7 (9-7), 11-9.
Under-12: 1-Hrishikesh Iyer bt 3-Keval Kirpekar 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; 2-Arnav Paparkar bt Vedant Bhasin 6-3, 6-1.