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Bengaluru, 15 October, 2021
State contenders Rishi Reddy and Vanshita Pathania entered the finals in the Men’s and Women’s category respectively of the Rs 2-lakh prize money KSLTA-AITA Pro Circuit 2021. In the semifinals played here at the KSLTA Stadium here on Friday, Rishi, seeded second was an easy 6-1, 6-2 winner over Boopathy Shaktivel of Tamil Nadu while Vanshita continued her good run sending home fourth seed Gayatri Menon of Kerala 6-4, 6-2.
Rishi will meet the top seed Ishaque Eqbal of West Bengal for honours. The latter stopped the talented giant killer Oges Theyjo but not before the Tamilian had taken a set off the fancied player before succumbing tamely in the next two sets.
Vanshita will clash with third seed Avishka Gupta of Telangana for a shot at the women’s title. Avishka overcame a fighting Lalitya Kalluri of Maharashtra 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
Results (Seedings in pre-fix, states in brackets)
Men’s Singles (Semifinals)
1-Ishaque Eqbal (WB) bt Oges Theyjo J (TN) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0; 2-Rishi Reddy (KAR) bt Boopathy Shaktivel (TN) 6-1, 6-2.
Women’s singles (Semifinals)
5-Vanshita Pathania (KAR) bt 4-Gayatri R Menon (KER) 6-4, 6-2; 3-Avishka Gupta (TS) bt 7-Lalitya Kalluri (MAH) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
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