PUNE: Cahir Warik of Maharashtra and Soha Singh of Karnataka caused upsets to move into the semi-finals of the 12th Ramesh Desai Memorial Sub-Junior Tennis Nationals for boys and girls in the Under-12 category in progress at GA Ranade Tennis Complex in Mumbai on Thursday.
In the boys quarterfinals, sixth seeded Thane boy Cahir Warik upset second seeded Rushil Khosla of Uttar Pradesh 6-2, 6-2 while in the girls section, fifth seeded Soha Singh of Karnataka upset fourth seeded Malishka Kuramu of Telangana 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to move into the last four stage.
Top seeded Shruti Ahlawat of Haryana, third seeded Chandni Srinivasan of Gujarat, sixth seeded Tejasvi Dabas of Delhi were the other girls who made it to the semi-finals with facile wins.
In the boys singles, West Bengal’s tenth seeded Rohan Agarwal, third seeded Harsh Fogaat of Delhi and fourth seeded Manas Dhamne of Maharashtra were the other players to make it to the last four stage.
RESULTS: Quarterfinals: Under-12
Girls: 1-Shruti Ahlawat (Har) bt 10-Ira Shah (Mah) 6-3, 6-1; 3-Chandni Srinivasan (Guj) bt 7-Ridhi Poka (Tel) 6-2, 6-3; 5-Soha Singh (Kar) bt 4-Malishka Kuramu (Tel) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; 6-Tejasvi Dabas (Del) bt Asmi Adkar (Mah) 6-2, 6-2.
Boys: 10-Rohan Agarwal (Ben) bt Dharshan Galivet (Tel) 6-1, 6-0; 3-Harsh Fogaat (Del) bt Manan Nath (Asm) 6-3, 6-0; 4-Manas Dhamne (Mah) bt 12-Omaansh Saharia (Del) 6-1, 6-2; 6-Cahir Warik (Mah) bt 2-Rushil Khosla (UP) 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Boys: 1-Harsh Fogaat and Rushil Khosla bt 15-Keval Kirpekar and Swarmanyu Singh 6-0, 6-1; 3-Harsh Raghav and Debasis Sahoo bt Dhruv Sachdeva and Sidhant Sharma 6-2, 7-6(7-5); Manas Dhamne and Pranav Rethin bt Hazarika Jigyashman and Manan Nath 6-2, 6-3; Rohan Agarwal and Vansh Nandal bt Mahalingam Khandelwal and Cahir Warik 6-4, 6-1.
Girls: 1-Shruti Ahlawat and Maliksha Kuramu bt Dhurganshi D. and Iklaru Raju 6-2, 6-4; 5-Samiksha Dabas and Tejasvi Dabas bt 3-Ridhi Poka and Ira Shah 6-2, 6-1; 4-Nirali Padniya and Saumya Ronde bt Sanjana Devneni and Harshini Nagraja 7-5, 6-4; Soha Singh and Chandni Srinivasan bt Riya Sachdeva and Saumitra Verma 6-3, 6-1.