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Pratheesh stuns Prajwal, Kashyap through

BANGALORE: Unseeded K. Pratheesh, a set down, rallied to upset second seed Prajwal Dev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to enter the boys under-14 singles semifinals of the Tennis Advantage AITA Talent Series championship at the St. John’s College courts here on Wednesday.

The top-seeded Kashyap Ashok, third seed Nikhil Reddy and the fourth seeded Rohit R. Gowda joined Pratheesh in the semifinals.

In the boys’ under-18 singles, the local lad Sharan Patil defeated third seed Sujith Mathew 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and made the semifinals.

In another upset, Ajinkya Pawar defeated the fourth seed, Gagan Singh 6-3, 6-2.

The results (all quarterfinals):

Boys: U-14: Kashyap Ashok bt Rohit John Jose 6-3, 6-4; Rohit Gowda bt Anoop 6-3, 7-5; Nikhil Reddy bt Nehal Agha 6-1, 6-1; K. Pratheesh bt Prajwal Dev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

U-18: S. Kamal bt Surjit Singh 6-4, 6-4; Sharan Patil bt Sujith Mathew 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Ajinkya Pawar bt Ganga Singh 6-3, 6-2; Uttam Singh bt Nikhil Reddy 6-1, 7-6(5).

Doubles (best-of-15 games): Kamal & Sharan Patil bt Anthony & K. Pratheesh 8-3; Uttam Singh & Ganga Singh bt Nihal Agha & Harsha 8-2; Sujith Mathew & A. Kashyap bt K. Akshay & Yuvaraj 8-7(5); Ajinkya Pawar & Nikhil Reddy bt Prajwal & Supreeth 8-0.

Girls: U-14: S.P. Ritu bt Shloka Kumar 6-2, 6-4; Shruthi Ashok bt Shwetha Samuel 6-0, 6-2; C. Tarini bt Tejeswini 6-4, 6-4; Preethi Ujjini bt Nupur 6-2, 6-1.

U-18: Nimisha Mohan bt Nupur Chowdhry 6-0, 6-0; Shalakha bt Amala Warrier 6-1, 6-1; Ravina Shetty bt N. Srinivas 6-1, 6-1; Rachita Sarda bt S.P. Ritu 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles: Nivetha & Amala bt Tanya & Sanjana 8-4; Preethi Ujiini & S.P.Ritu bt Nupur & Tarini 8-3; Ravina Shetty & Shalaka bt A. Simon & Sneha 8-2; Nimisha Mohan & Rachita Sarda bt Nupur Shloka Kumar 8-1.

Easy for Vel Socials

Vel Socials registered a facile 3-0 victory over Bangalore Boys in a ‘C’ division football league at the IISc grounds here on Wednesday.

Selvan opened the scoring in the 27th minute before Stephen (36th) and Anil (65th) increased the lead.

Junior tennis

Kensri School will conduct an under-14 Futures tennis tournament here from February 16. Entries close on February 15.

For details, contact: Kensri School, ph – 65604705.

BGS Cup football

Premier Academy of Sporting Excellence will conduct the BGS Cup football tournament in Austin Town here on February 23 and 24.

For details, call Anbuvel at 98454 95020 or Mohan Kumar at 93420-38121.

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