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Rohith, Suraj cause a flutter, enter pre-quarterfinals

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Rohith shocked second seed Varun Sathyanarayanan

Top seed U.M. Shalaka had it easy in the girls’ section


Mysore: Rohith R. Gowda and Suraj R. Prabodh, both unseeded, shocked the second-seeded Varun Sathyanarayanan 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and the sixth-seeded Surjit Singh 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 respectively to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the boys’ under-16 singles in the AITA Talent series tennis tournament for juniors at the Raghuveer Tennis Club courts here on Tuesday.

In the girls’ under-16 singles first round, the top three seeds — U.M. Shalaka, Rachana R. Gowda and P. Sindoora — recorded convincing wins over their respective opponents to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the tournament.

The results:

Boys under-16: First round: C.M. Kiran (Kar) bt Pavan Chakravarthy (Kar) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0; Y.B. Vinay (Kar) bt Poorva S. Kumar (Kar) 6-3, 6-1; B. Harshavardhan (Kar) bt Vishnu P. Rajesh (Kar) 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(4); Suraj Rh Prabodh (Kar) bt Surjit Singh (Kar) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Ganga Singh (Kar) bt S. Darshan (Kar) 6-0, 6-3; Vikas Hansoge (Kar) bt Madhav Murthy (TN) 6-4, 6-3; S. Kishen (Kar) bt Adithya (Kar) 6-1, 6-4; S. Raghavendra (Kar) bt Nikki Poonacha (Kar) 6-0, 6-1; M. Jayanth Jayaraman (TN) bt Supreeth Dev (Kar) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0; Mahesh A. Bhatija (Kar) bt Nikshay A. (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; Md. Shahbaaz (Kar) bt N. Yashas (Kar) 6-2, 6-3; Rohit Srinath (Kar) bt Jigar Shah (TN) 6-0, 6-0; S. Karan (Kar) bt K. Prateesh (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; Pruthvika Nagaraj (Kar) bt Venkat Raman (TN) 6-3, 6-4; M.R. Basavaraj (Kar) bt Arjun Shenoy (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; Rohith R. Gowda (Kar) bt Varun Sathyanarayanan (Kar) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Girls under-16: First round: U.M. Shalaka (Kar) bt Y. Laharishree (Kar) 6-0, 6-2; Akshaya Chandran (Kar) bt C.R. Pooja (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; Nupur Roy Chaudhury (Kar) bt Krithika Raj (Kar) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1; S. Swetha (TN) bt Ashwini Suresh (TN) 6-0, 6-2; P. Sindhura (AP) bt Sloka Kumar (Kar) 6-3, 6-1; Roma Chandran (Kar) bt M. Prithika Rani (Kar) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1; Nikitha Telkar (Kar) bt C. Tejaswini (Kar) 6-4, 6-3; Preethi Gokhale (Kar) bt Priyanka (Kar) 6-2, 6-4; Dhruthi T. Venugopal (Kar) bt Megha S. Rathod (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; S.S. Deepika (TN) bt R.S. Kavitha (Kar) 6-4, 6-1; Amulya (Kar) bt M.C. Shynacha (Kar) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; S.P. Ritu (Kar) bt Taarani Chandramouli (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; J. Amoolya (Kar) bt Swathi H. Kumar (Kar) 6-0, 6-0; P. Sudheera (AP) bt Anitha Yadav (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; C. Varunya (Kar) bt 7-6(3), 6-3; Rachana R. Gowda (Kar) bt A. Nikitha (Kar) 6-2, 6-0.

Boys under-12 (pre-quarterfinals): T.S. Jude Raymond (AP) bt L.D. Hitesh (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; M.S. Rakshith (Kar) bt Niksep (Kar) 6-1, 6-3; I. Akhil (TN) bt Alok Aradhy (Kar) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2; Udhay Kumar (Kar) bt Sujith Roy (TN) 6-0, 6-3; Suraj R. Prabodh (Kar) bt Murari Iyengar (Kar) 6-1, 6-3.

Girls under-12 (pre-quarterfinals):

Dhruthi T. Venugopal (Kar) bt A. Nikita (Kar) 6-2, 6-0; Nikitha Telkar (Kar) bt H.V. Rishika (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; S.P. Ritu (Kar) bt Roma Chandran (TN) 6-2, 6-0; J. Amoolya (Kar) 7-6(3), 7-5; Sloka Kumar (Kar) bt Prithika Rani (Kar) 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3; Ashwini Suresh (TN) bt Mariyam (Kar) 6-0, 6-0.

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