AITA U-18 National Ranking Tennis: Gowin Sehwag causes big upset

Topics Tennis

Gowin Sehwag brought cheers to the home crowd as he sent third seed Karthik S. Kavin packing while entering the quarterfinals of the boys' U-18 at the Sportle AITA U-18 CS-7 National Ranking Championship being held at the Topspin Tennis Academy here on Tuesday. Sehwag prevailed 6-0, 7-6 (4) over his opponent from Tamil Nadu.

Akarsh Gaonkar scored the other upset victory in the boys' category when he defeated seventh seed Manan Nath of Assam in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 to make it to the last eight stage.

Meanwhile, qualifier Soumya Ronde who had upset top seed Meenakshi in the first round, continued her march into the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Siri Patil.

Results (Pre-quarterfinals) (Seedings in pre-fix)

Boys U-18 Singles

Gowin Sehwag bt 3-Karthik S Kavin 6-0, 7-6 (4); Akarsh V Gaonkar bt 7-Manan Nath 6-2, 6-2; 4-Skanda Prasanna Rao bt Rakshak Tarun V 6-2, 6-2; Rishivandan bt Shantanu Srikumar Nambiar 6-2, 6-1; Adith Amarnath bt Krish Ajay Tyagi 6-2, 6-2; Rethin Pranav bt Bhuvan Prakash 6-3, 6-1; 2-Arjun Premkumar bt Anoop Keshavmurthy 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2.


Girls U-18 Singles

Amodini Vijay Naik bt 4-Charmi Gopinath 6-1, 6-2; Athmika Chaitanya Sreenivas bt 6-Sanjana Mula 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-3; Q-Soumya Ronde bt Siri Patil 6-4, 6-0; Kashish Kant bt Sonicka Jagdeesh 6-2, 6-4; LL-Nidhi B Sreenivas bt Gagana Mohan Kumar 7-5, 6-3; Q-Bharathiyana Babu Reddy bt Karthika N 6-1, 6-3; Samiksha Dabas bt Harshini Nagraj 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-0



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