Top seed Shaikh Abdullah survived a close call while defeating
Sumit Nagal 7-6 (5), 6-4 en route to the boys singles semi-finals
of the Indian Oil Servo ITF Junior tennis tournament here
After taking the first set on tie-break, Abdullah saw off a break
of serve by breaking back. He broke Nagal in the eighth game to
take a decisive step forward and eventually win the contest.
Competition in the girls' singles quarterfinals was equally fierce
with three of the matches going into the third set. National clay
court under-18 runner-up Shweta Rana was taken the distance by
Vaishnavi Reddy and saw off a first set loss to advance to the
The results (Quarter-finals):
Boys singles: Shaikh Abdullah (Ind) bt Nagal Sumit (Ind) 7-6 (5),
6-4; Shashank Nautiyal (Ind) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund (Ind) 7-5, 6-4;
Karan Salwan (Ind) bt Rishab Agarwal (Ind) 7-5, 6-0; Abhishek Alla
(Ind) bt Vinod Gowda (Ind) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Girls singles: Shweta Rana (Ind) bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy (Ind)
6-7 (0), 6-4, 7-5; Bhuvana Kalva (Ind) bt Sansitha Nandakumar (Ind)
6-1, 5-7, 6-1; Spurti Shivalingaiah (Ind) bt Nayanika Reddy
Devireddy (Ind) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; Snehadevi S Reddy (Ind) bt
Rimpledeep Kaur Batth (Ind) 6-2, 6-4.
Boys doubles: Vinod Gawda / Abdullah Shaikh (Ind) bt In Kyo Jeong
(Kor) / Samuel Sutton (Gbr) 6-3, 6-4; Manav Kumar Chakma / Yash
Deshpande (Ind) bt Karan Salwan / Deepak Vishavkarma (Ind) 4-6,
6-0, 11-9; Rittvik Anand / Niral Shah (Ind) bt Sahi Deshmukh /
Sumit Nagal (Ind)7-6 (5), 7-6 (8); Richie Agarwal / Vijay Jude
Raymond (Ind) bt Kumara P Saradhi Adavelly / Shashank Nautiyal (Ind)
6-2, 2-6, 10-6.
Girls doubles: Rutuja Bhosale / Shweta Rana (Ind) bt Taranumm
Handa /Shreya Pashricha (Ind) 6-3, 7-5; Namita Bal / Prarthana
Thombare (Ind) bt Spurti Shivalingaiah (Ind) / Gornganok Tiraganok
(Tha) 6-3, 6-3; Sri Samitha Chamarathi / Sansitha Nandakumar bt
Rimpledeep Kaur Batth / Mahitha Dadi Reddy (Ind) 6-4, 7-5;
Snehadevi Reddy / Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (Ind) bt Kamonwan
Buayam / Nahathai Khuntaket (Tha) 6-3, 7-6(8).