Rashmika shocks Pragati in AITA meet
Bangalore: Rashmika Rajan of Karnataka scalped top seeded Pragati Natraj of Tamil Nadu 8-2 in the second round and advanced to the quarterfinals of the girls Under-18 singles in the MP Prakash Memorial AITA Championship Series tennis tournament here Tuesday.
Rashmika, a trainee of Kinesis Academy here, also entered the girls Under-16 singles quarter-finals after receiving a walk over from indisposed Nikitha Reddy.
In the boys Under-18 singles, top seed Vasisht Vinod Cheruku outplayed Avilash Mishra of Orissa 6-0, 6-0 to make the last eight grade.
The results (pre-quarter-finals):
Boys Under-18 singles: Vinod Cheruku Vasisht (Kar) bt Avilash Mishra (Ori) 6-0, 6-0; S Manish (TN) bt V Jayachandran (TN) 6-1, 6-2; Krishna Teja Ankam (AP) bt Pranash Babu (TN) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; Raghav Jaisinghani (MP) bt Anwesh Roy (TN) 6-0, 6-3; Hari Singh (Kar) bt Samud Sharma (TN) 3-6, 6-3 , 6-4; Mayuk Rawat (Utr) bt Nishok Kumar (TN) 6-4, 6-1; Rigab K Reddy (AP) bt Hemanth Kumar (AP) 6-2, 6-2; SM Adithya (TN) bt N Srinivasan 6-1, 7-5.
Boys Under-16 singles (best of 15 games): Raghav Jaisinghani bt D Mohan 8-3; Siddarth Gowda (Kar) bt Achint Bhagat (Kar) 8-7 (4); Sai Pranav Ponaka (Kar) bt Sanket Tambat (Mah) 8-4; Pralok Ikkruthy (Kar) bt Pritvi Khanna (Del) 8-5; Varun Venkat (Kar) bt Prakrut Patel (Mah) 8-2; Pranash babu bt Sarang Phadnis (Mah) 8-2.
Girls Under-18 singles: Rashmika Rajan (Kar) bt Pragati Natraj (TN) 8-2; Mahak Jain (Mah) bt Shivani Amineni (AP) 8-1; SB Apoorva (Kar) bt Suprabha Pujari (Mah) 8-5; Sai Dedeepya (AP) bt Bhumika Srihari (Kar) 8-1; Harsha Sai Challa (AP) w/o Deeksha (Kar); Diana Abi (TN) bt Jhanavi Reddy ( Kar) 8-1; Nikita Pinto (Kar) bt Sonashe Bhatnagar (Kar) 8-7 (3); Shikha Singh (Kar) bt Nupur Umashankar (Kar) 8-6.
Girls Under-16 singles: Rashmika Rajan w/o Nikita Reddy ; SB Apoorva bt Chandrika Joshi (Kar ) 8-3; Shivani Amineni bt Anu Verma (Bhr) 8-0; Nikita Pinto bt BS Bhoomika (Kar) 8-3; Prathibha Prasad Narayan (Kar) bt Bhumika Srihari 8-4; Rashmika Shrivalli (AP) bt P Shruthi (TN) 8-3; Shivani Manjanna (Kar) bt Paarvi Patil (Kar) 8-5; Priya Naik (Kar) bt Divya Vani (TN) 8-4.