Tamil Nadu’s youngster and unseeded Senthil Kumar, playing an attacking game on both the flanks, created a minor upset by registering a 9-3 win over eighth seeded S.R. Nathin Ram (Karnataka) and entered the quarter-finals in the boys U-16 Singles event on the second-day of the MTC AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for U-14 & U-16 at the MTC Courts here yesterday.
Boys U-16 Singles (Best of 17 Games) — Pre-quarter-finals: Kabir Chabria (Del) bt Dhanush Verma (Kar) 9-1; K.S. Karthik (Kar) bt B.S. Sushankh (Kar) 9-0; Senthil Kumar (TN) bt S.R. Natin Ram (Kar) 9-3; Savan Samarvir (Kar) bt Vivan Gupta (Kar) 9-8 (7-4); Mandeep Reddy (Kar) bt Suchith Seshadri 9-8 (7-2); Tarun (Kar) bt Yashas M. Urs (Kar) 9-5; Dhurva bt Tanish Jhadav 9-6; Amarnath Adith bt Kaushal 9-5.
Girls U-16 — 1st round: Harshini Nagaraj bt Bhoomika Satish 9-2; Preetal Manish bt L. Meenakshi 9-2; Surabhi Srinivas bt Sanjana 9-4; S. Preesha bt Subratha 9-3; J. Apoorva bt B. Nidhi 9-4; V. Harshini bt Jennifer 9-8 (7-2); Srinidhi Amireddy bt A. Andrea 9-4; P. Samrudhi bt B. Asha 9-3; M. Sinjini bt Sai Janavi 9-5; C. Sana bt M. Jasha 9-4; Anisha bt Kajal 9-5; Siri M. Patil bt Srinidhi Balaji 9-2.