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Nikhil Kurapati Sreenivas in action against top seed Tanussh Ghildyal.

Nikhil Kurapati Sreenivas in action against top seed Tanussh Ghildyal

Bengaluru, 24 March, 2021   

Nikhil Kurapati Sreenivas won a hard battle against top seed Tanussh Ghildyal to reach the Boys Semifinal of the MAT-AITA CS7 U-14 tennis tournament. In a quarterfinal tie played here on Wednesday, Nikhil won 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6).

Giant killers Navin Sundram and Srikar Doni also advanced into the last four registering easy victories over Ananth Krishnan and Paul Charan Tej respectively. Gandharv GK, seeded fourth, was the lone seed left in fray after he beat Sanchith Sudhir Rao in a last-eight tie.

Meanwhile in the girls section, Anvi Puneganti scored an upset 6-2, 6-4 win over third seed Umam Ahmad to storm into the semifinals. Top seed Harshini N along with fourth seed Devanshee Prabhudesai of Maharashta and Tamil Nadu’s Sai Ananya Varanasi also made it to the penultimate round.

Results (Seeding in pre-fix, states - all Kar unless mentioned in parenthesis)

Boys U-14 Singles (Pre-quarterfinals)

Q-Nikhil Kurapati Sreenivas bt 1-Tanussh Ghildyal 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6); 4-Gandharv GK bt Sanchith Sudhir Rau 6-4, 6-2; Srikar Doni bt Paul Charan Tej 7-5, 6-2; Navin Sundram (TN) bt Ananth Krishnan 6-1, 6-2

Girls U-14 singles (quarterfinals)

1-Harshini N bt Samrudhi (TN) 6-2, 6-2; 4-Devanshee Prabhudesai (MAH) bt Disha Behera 6-4, 6-2; Anvi Puneganti bt 3-Umam Ahmad 6-2, 6-4; Sai Ananya Varanasi (TN) bt Karthika Padma Kumar (KL) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.


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