Shivekar among last four in Asian U-14 tennis

Pune, May 1 (IANS) Unseeded Pareen Shivekar sustained her winning spree even as four seeded players made their exit in the Om Dalvi Memorial ATF Asian Under-14 Series tennis tournament here Wednesday.

Unseeded Shivekar accounted for sixth seeded Moksha Thukral 6-3, 6-3 to book her berth in the semi-finals of the girls’ singles.

In the boys singles, Sumit Pal Singh of Delhi upset fourth seed Sidanth Bhantia 6-2,7-5, unseeded Uthkarsh Bharadwaj took out third seed Adil Kalyanpur 7-6(4), 6-3, and sixth seeded S. Manish defeated second seed Kabir Manrai 6-0, 6-1 to make it to the semi-finals.

Top seeded Parishit Somani from Assam remained the highest ranked seed to survive as he thrashed Kunj Kotak of Gujarat 6-2, 6-1 en route to the round of four.

The results (quarter-finals):

Girls: Pareen Shivekar bt 6-Moksha Thukral 6-3, 6-3; 4-Shivani Ingle bt Akansha Bhan (Ind) 6-1, 6-4; 3-Sama Sathwika bt Humera Shaikh 6-0, 6-0; 2-Zeel Desai bt 5-Harshasai Challa 6-0, 6-1.

Boys: 1-Parikshit Somani bt 7-Kunja Kotak 6-2, 6-1; Sumit Pal Singh bt 4-Siddhant Banthia 6-2, 7-5; Utkarsha Bhardwaj bt 3-Adil Kalyanpur 7-6(4), 6-4; 6-S Manish bt 2-Kabir Manrai 6-0, 6-1.

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