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Ahida stuns eighth seed to enter PQFs of Karnataka AITA Super Series U-16.

Ahida stuns eighth seed to enter PQFs of Karnataka AITA Super Series U-16

Bengaluru, 25 July, 2022   

On a day when the qualifiers outshone their better ranked rivals, Ahida Singh of Karnataka stunned the eighth seed Madhumitha Ramesh of Tamil Nadu while almost blanking her fancied opponent to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Karnataka AITA Super Series U-16 at the KSLTA Courts here on Monday. The 11-year-old won 6-1, 6-0.

“I did not know that she was a seeded player. All I knew was that I should go out and play well,” said the sixth grade student of Clarence Public School after out-beating her 13-year-old rival. Taking control of the match from the word ‘go’ Ahida raced to a 3-0 lead in the first before committing the only blemish of the match, losing her serve in the fourth game. The TAFL Tennis Academy student did not look back from then on as she more often than not placed the ball deftly and made her opponent to commit errors.

Later, another qualifier Indusha Nimakayala sent home the fifth seed Jia Singh 6-1, 6-2.

Meanwhile in the Boys category, seventh seed Arjun Premkumar succumbed to Aahil Ayaz as he went down in straight sets 4-6, 3-6.

RESULTS (Seedings in prefix, States in bracket except players from Karnataka)

Boys Singles Round-1

1-Aradhya Kshitij Vs. Q-Paul Charan Tej 6-1, 6-3; Q-Kaushik Arunkumar (KER) bt Sreenivas Kurapati (AP) 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5; Q-Rurik Rajini bt Srikar Doni 7-6 (4), 6-3; 5-P Saravanakumar (Puducherry) bt Neeraj Ringangaonkar (MAH) 6-1, 6-0; Ananth Krishna bt Kevin Jonathan J 6-2, 6-3; Aaditya Iyengar (MAH) Vs. Siddarth Reddy Marpadga (TS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Suhas Soma Vs. Nawin Babu K (TN) 6-1, 6-3; 8-Kristo Babu bt Q-Vishnu Mohan 6-1, 6-2; Aahil Ayaz bt 7-Arjun Premkumar 6-4, 6-3; Yash Panchaxari bt Q-Abhradeep Bhattacharyya 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Q-Anurag Shourya Kallambella bt Q-Bala Ganesh Patel 6-2, 6-3; 4-Gandharv Kothapalli bt Arihant Kaul 6-3, 6-1; Prakaash Sarran bt Pranith Gogineni 6-1, 6-0; 6-Shourya Bhattacharyya Vs. Vishal Ramishetty (AP) (incomplete); Dattatreya V (TN) bt Q-Atharva Mishra 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; 2-Sriniketh Kannan bt Nihar Suresh Kumar 6-0, 6-1.

Girls Singles Round-1

1-Harshini N bt Kashvi Sunil (W/o); Meghana GD bt Vanshika Borkar 6-0, 6-1; Q-Shreyansi Gheware bt Karshika Satish 6-2, 6-4; Anvi Punaganti bt 6-Umam Ahmad 6-0, 7-6 (3); 4-Savitha Bhuvaneswaran bt Sushmitha Ravi 6-3, 7-6 (5); Gamya Gupta (PUN) bt Harshita Gogineni 6-1, 6-2; Saanvi Misra bt Prapthi Shetty 6-0, 6-2; 7-Tamanna Saha (WB) bt Aleena Maria Manoj (KER) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Q-Indusha Nimakayala bt 5-Jia Singh 6-1, 6-2; Kasturi VG bt Lakshana Neela (TS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Q-V Chingatagere Naveen bt Q-Pooja Nagaraj 7-5, 6-1; 3-Arzan Khorakiwala bt Q-Anwesha Dhar 6-0, 6-2; Q-Aahida Singh bt 8-Madhumitha Ramesh (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Q-Disha Santosh Khandoji bt Jeeva Shri Senthil (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Avvai Vivekanandan (Puducherry) bt Lavanya Tiwari 6-4, 6-0; 2-Lukshitha Gopinath (TN) bt Q-Manvita Rajendra 6-1, 6-2.


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