Tennis: Bhaskar, Goveas score upset wins in sub-junior meet
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) PV Gnana Bhaskar from Andhra Pradesh, seeded nine, caused the biggest upset of the Adidas-TTT National sub-junior tennis championship when he ousted top seed BR Nikshep of Karnataka 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to enter the boys singles semi-finals here Thursday.
In another surprise result, fifth seeded Aryan Goveas from Maharashtra overcame second-ranked Udayan Bhakar of Rajasthan 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-0 to also progress to the semi-finals.
In the girls singles, wild card Ramya Natarajan continued her dream run by defeating fellow-Tamil Nadu player A Shameema 6-4, 7-3 and advanced to the semi-finals.
Boys U-14 Singles (QF): (9) PV Gnana Bhaskar (AP) bt (1) BR Nikshep (KA) 6-4,4-6,6-1; (16) Vikrant Dahiya (HR) bt (15) Amarnath Arora (DL) 6-3,4-0 retd; (10) Nitin Kumar Sinha (WB) bt (14) Parikshit Somani (AS) 6-2,6-4; (5) Aryan Goveas (MH) bt (2) Udayan Bhakar (RJ) 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-0.
Girls U-14 Singles (QF): (1) Karman Kaur (DL) bt (8) Aastha Babasaheb Dargude (MH) 6-3,6-1; (5) Zeel Desai (GJ) bt (4) R Abinikka (TN) 6-2,4-6,6-2; (.3) Mihika Yadav (MH) bt Simran Kejriwal (MH) 7-6(3),6-3; (WC) Ramya Natarajan (TN)bt (13) A Shameema (TN) 6-4,6-3.
Girls U-14 Doubles (QF): (1) Karman Kaur (DL) / Sruta Kirti Gunuganti (AP) bt Sai Avanthika R / Apekshita Alkesh (DL) 6-3,6-0; (3)Aatha Babasaheb Dargude(MH) / Jenniffer Luikham (HR) bt Ch.Sai Nikitha (AP) / Shruti Gupta (WB) 6-2,6-1; (2) Mihika Yadav (MH) / Nandini Sharma (CH) bt Lalthika Premkumar / Rishika Ravi 6-3,6-2; (4) Snehal Mane (MH) / Zeel Desai (GJ) bt Nandini Gupta(AP) / Mansi Reddy (AP) 6-3,6-4.
Boys U-14 Doubles (semi-finals): (4) Bijay Kumar Mohanty (AS) / Mingkhi Talom (AR) bt Amarnath Arora (DL) / Anurag Nenwani (DL) 6-1,6-0; Nitin Kumar Sinha (WB) / Vikas Singh (WB) bt Vikrant Dahiya / PV Gnana Bhaskar (AP) 6-3,6-0.
Girls U-14 Doubles (semi-finals): (1) Karman Kaur (DL) / Sruta Kirti Gunuganti (AP) bt (3) Aatha Babasaheb Dargude (MH) / Jenniffer Luikham (HR) 6-4,6-4.
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