Pune: Gujarat players were on a high in Panchgani as unseeded Vraj Gohil upset fourth seeded Krish Tyagi of Karnataka 6-4, 6-2 and Priyanka Rana shocked fourth seeded Vamika Sharma of Delhi 6-4, 6-3 to move into the quarterfinals in the boys and girls events respectively in the MSLTA-Yonex Sunrise Hotel Ravine Super Series Under-12 tennis tournament on Tuesday.
In other pre-quarterfinal matches, top seeded Mahalingam Khandhavel of Tamil Nadu scored a 6-3, 6-0 win over Akshaj Subramanian of Maharashtra 6-3, 6-0, while second seeded Maharashtra player Arnav Paparkar outplayed his statemate Tanmay Deshpande 6-1, 6-0.
Seventh seeded Vedant Bhasin and No 6 Samarth Sahita also made it to the quarterfinals in the boys’ section.
In the girls event, sixth seeded Urvee Kate beat fellow Maharashtra girl Akanksha Agnihotri 6-1, 6-2, while second seeded Sohini Mohanty of Odisha rallied past Shreeya Deshpande of Maharashtra 6-4, 6-3 to make it to the quarterfinals.
Results: (Second round)
Boys Under-12: 1-Mahalingam Khandhavel (TN) bt Akshaj Subramanian (Mah) 6-3, 6-0; 7-Vedant Bhasin (Mah) bt Keyur Mhetre (Mah) 6-2, 6-0; Vraj Gohil (Guj) bt 4-Krish Tyagi (Kar) 6-4, 6-2; 5-Chaitra Galiveti Reddy (Tel) bt Athreya Hayagreve (TN) 6-4, 6-1; 8-Rurik Rajini (Kar) bt Raghav Amin (Mah) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; 3-Sri Pranav Tamma (Kar) bt Aditya Rai (Mah) 6-2, 6-2; 6-Samarth Sahita (Mah) bt q-Abhiram Nilakhe (Mah) 7-5, 6-4; 2-Arnav Paparkar (Mah) bt Tanmay Deshpande (Mah) 6-1, 6-0.
Girls Under-12: 1-Ikaraju Kanumuri (Tel) bt Sai Sahasra Sarvadevabhatla (Tel) 6-2, 6-0; 6-Urvee Kate (Mah) bt Akanksha Agnihotri (Mah) 6-1, 6-2; Priyanka Rana (Guj) bt 4-Vamika Sharma (Del) 6-4, 6-3; 5-Asmi Adkar (Mah) bt Thaniya Gogulamanda (Tel) 6-0, 6-2; 7-Jennika Jaison (Mah) bt Aakruti Sonkusare (Mah) 6-4, 6-1; 3-Saumrita Verma (UP) bt Chinmayi Bagwe (Mah) 6-3, 6-2; 8-Prapti Patil (Mah) bt Anandi Bhutada (Mah) 6-3, 6-2; 2-Sohini Mohanty (Odi) bt Shreeya Deshpande (Mah) 6-4, 6-3.