Unseeded local lad D.K. Harsha playing a consistent game shocked fourth seeded Pranav Karthik (Tamil Nadu) 8-4 in the second round of the U-14 Boys Singles on the inaugural day of Inner-Wheel Club of Mysore Central’s AITA Talent Series U-14 (Boys & Girls) Tennis Tournament which began at the Nagaraj Tennis Centre, SJCE Courts here yesterday.
In another match, TN’s unseeded N. Viswasenan beat fifth-seeded State-mate S.R. Nathin Ram 8-2 and entered the pre-quarter-finals.
Results — Boys U-14 – 2nd round: Karthik Kalyan (TN) bt G. Nakul (Kar) 8-3, Arman Ahmed (TN) bt Soham Kalge (Mah) 8-1, Keshav Akhilesh (Kar) bt K. Shyam (Kar) 8-6, A. Shaurya (Kar) bt Yashas M. Urs (Kar) 8-2, Ashwath Arjun (Kar) bt Bhaskar I (Kar) 8-1, Ninaad Ravi (Kar) bt M.N.Hitten Raj (Kar) 8-0, G.M.Rikhil (TN) bt Kunsh M. Gowda (Kar) 8-2, D.K. Harsha (Kar) bt Pranav Karthik (TN) 8-4, Kaushik (TN) bt S.D. Akhilesh (TN) 8-3, Rishi (TN) bt Raghu 8-4, Prakash Bhuvan ((kar) bt Cavin Thimmiah (Kar) 8-0, Arya S. Prabhu (Kar) bt Nihal Ravi (Kar) 8-3, Yashas Kiran (Kar) bt G.T. Srihari (TN) 8-6, N. Viswasenan (TN) bt S.R. Nathin Ram (TN) 8-2, Sharvesh (TN) bt Rohan S. Nair (Kar) 4-2 (Concd), Rohan (TN) bt Sudeep (TN) 8-6.
U-14 girls – 1st Round: Aditi Bharadwaj (Kar) bt A. Manuj Sai Teja (TN) 8-0, Anchal Charan (Kar) bt P. Ira (8-0), Mansoor Hibba bt J. Apoorva 8-3, Avanti Ram bt Taznain Mansoor 8-2, Dhansushree Subramani bt Sreenidhi Balaji 8-1, E. Hareni bt Aditi ranga (Kar) 8-3, Yashaswini S. Gowda bt K. Arzan 8-0, N. Ashika bt R. Navya Reddy 8-0, Rishika P. Dalvi (Kar) bt Binitha Rakesh 8-7 (8-6).