Super Series u12 tennis: Pune’s Siya to face H’bad’s Rishitha in semisMarch 6, 2020, Pune
Pune The All India Ranking Super Series Under-12 tennis tournament 2020, reached its quarter-final stage at the Deccan Gymkhana courts on Wednesday.
The second seed in the girls’ category, Rishitha Reddy, bagged her third successive straight-sets victory of the tournament, winning 6-1, 6-2 against Princy Mandagalla.
The second seed will now face Pune’s Siya Prasade in the semi-final round on Thursday.
Prasade progressed to the final four after a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 victory over Disha Behera.
The other semifinal is also expected to be a cracker as top-seed Divya Ungrish from Delhi will face third-seed Aakruti Sonkusare from Solapur.
While Sonkusare waltzed into the semis with 6-2, 6-2 win over Sejal Bhutada, Ungrish had to play a three-setter to overcome her opponent in the quarter-final. The top-seed won with a final score of 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(1).
In the boys category, Pune’s Arnav Paparkar is yet to lose a single game as he enters the semis after yet another 6-0, 6-0 victory. Paparkar, who has already clinched a double crown in Mumbai last month has now registered three successive 6-0, 6-0, victories in the tournament, after he defeated Mannan Agarwal in the last eight.
The local boy now faces third seed Tanussh Ghildyal, who won 6-0, 6-4 against sixth seed Shaurya Bhardwaj in the semis.
Second seed Samarth Sahita nabbed a comfortable 6-1, 6-0 victory over Amogh Damle in the other quarterfinal of the day and set-up a semifinal tie with unseeded Hrishikesh Ramanathan.
Ramanathan advanced to the final four after a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Khushwin Jeffrey.