Rana, Patil topple seeds to move into last four

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 15 November 2018

It was a day of upsets in MSLTA- Yonex Sunrise Hotel Ravine Super Series Under 12 tennis tournament as the seeded players were shocked by either lower ranked or unseeded players in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, except for the top seed Ikaraju Kanumuri.

Pune: It was a day of upsets in MSLTA- Yonex Sunrise Hotel Ravine Super Series Under 12 tennis tournament as the seeded players were shocked by either lower ranked or unseeded players in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, except for the top seed Ikaraju Kanumuri.

Meanwhile, eighth-seeded Prapti Patil of Maharashtra shocked second-seeded Sohini Mohanty of Odisha 6-4, 6-2, while Priyanka Rana of Gujrat upset fifth-seeded Asmi Adkar of Maharashtra 6-2, 0-6, 6-2  to enter the last fou in girls’ event.

In the boys’ event it was a smooth sail for second-seeded Arnav Paparkar as he scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over sixth-seeded Samarth Sahita to reach the semi finals. He will now take on third-seeded Sai Pranav Tamma, who outplayed eighth-seeded Rurik Rajini 6-1, 6-1. 

Meanwhile, the top-seeded Mahalingam Khandhavel registered a fluent 6-2, 6-1 win over seventh-seeded Vedant Bhasin. He will now face fifth-seeded  Chaitra Galiveti Reddy.

Results: 
Quarter-finals (Under-12): 

Boys: 1-Mahalingam Khandhavel (Tn) bt 7-Vedant Bhasin (Mah) 6-2, 6-1;  5-Chaitra Galiveti Reddy (Ts) bt Vraj Gohil (Guj) 6-4, 6-3;  3-Sri Pranav Tamma (Kar) bt 8-Rurik Rajini (Kar) 6-1, 6-1; 2-Arnav Paparkar (Mah) bt 6-Samarth Sahita (Mah) 6-2, 6-1.

Girls: 1-Ikaraju Kanumuri (Ts) bt 6-Urvee Kate (Mah) 6-1, 6-0; Priyanka Rana (Guj) bt 5-Asmi Adkar (Mah) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2; 3-Saumrita Verma (UP) bt 7-Jennika Jaison (Mah) 6-1, 6-4; 8-Prapti Patil (Mah) bt 2-Sohini Mohanty(OD) 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles:
Boys: Chaitra Galiveti/Aditya Rai bt Mahalingam Khandhavel/ Sri Pranav Tamma 2-6, 6-3, 10-8; Rurik Rajini/Krish Tyagi bt Akansh Subramanian/Akshaj Subramanian 6-1, 6-1; Vedant Bhasin/Raghav Amin bt Hrisheek Vavilapally/Athreya Hayagreve 3-6, 6-2, 10-6; Arnav Paparkar/ Vraj Gohil bt Chinar Deshpande/ Samarth Sahita 6-1, 6-3.

Girls: Ikaraju Kanumuri/Sohini Mohanty bt Aakruti Sonkusare/Aishwarya Jadhav 6-1, 6-1; Jennika Jaison/Prapti Patil bt Devanshree Prabhudesai/Arya Borkar 6-2, 6-1; Shreeya Deshpande/Asmi Adkar bt Siya Prasade/Urvee Kate 6-3, 2-6, 10-7; Vamika Sharma/Saumitra Verma bt Thaniya Gogulamanda/Jui Kale 6-1, 2-6, 13-11.

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