CHENNAI: The unseeded Yeswanth Lognathan of Tamil Nadu showed character to bounce back and oust statemate Deepak Senthil Kumar 0-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 and move into the quarterfinals of the Adidas-MCC National Junior under-18 clay court tennis championships on Wednesday.
Top seed Parikshit Somani also advanced to the quarter finals. The left-handed Yeswanth was in his elements after being blanked in the first set and will meet Rhythm Malhotra from Delhi. Third-seed Megh Bhargav Kumar Patel (Gujarat) beat Telangana’s Nitin Gunduboina 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals.
Loganathan had upset the second- seed Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli of Telangana in the first round on Monday. Chennai lad Dhakshineswar Suresh, seeded five, beat Lohith Aksha Bathrinath (TN) 6-1, 6-2 to book a berth in the last eight but home player Oges Theyjo J bowed out, losing to Yugal Bansal (Delhi).
Singles: Third Round: Boys: Parikshit Somani (WB) bt Amit Beniwal (Del) 6-4, 6-2; Arjun (Kar) bt Dipin (Del) 6-3, 6-2; Megh Bhargav Kumar Patel (Guj) bt Nitin Gunduboina (Tel) 6-3, 6-1; Dhakshineswar Suresh (TN) bt Lohith Aksha (TN) 6-1, 6-2; Yugal Bansal (Del) bt OgesTheyjo (TN) 6-4, 6-1; Abhimanyu Vannem (Del) bt Kaivalya Vamanrao Kalamse (Mah) 6-3, 6-4; Rhythm Malhotra (Del) bt Rohit Krishna (Tel) 7-6 (3), 6-3; Yeswanth Loganathan (TN) bt Deepak Senthil Kumar (TN) 0-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Girls: Akanksha A Bhan (Guj) bt Mubashira Anjum Shaik (Tel) 6-0, 6-1; Humera Shaik (Tel) bt Vasavi (TN) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2; Prinkle Singh (Chd) bt Vineetha Mummadi (Tel) 6-1, 6-1; Chandrika Joshi (Kar) bt Dedeepya Sai (Tel) 6-1, 6-4; Shivani Manjanna (Kar) bt Smriti Bhasin (Tel) 6-1, 6-2; Shreya Tatavarthy (Tel) bt Advaita Saravanan (TN) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0.
Harihant scalps six Harihant Raj’s 6 for 16 helped Don Bosco, Egmore, beat Muslim HSS by 68 runs in the final of the Ram Avatar Kanodia Memorial inter-school T20 tournament. Brief scores: Final: Don Bosco Egmore 129/7 in 20 ovs (Sunil Krishna 44, Sunil Rithik 25, Deepak 3/20) bt Muslim HSS 61 in 18 ovs (Harihant Raj 6/16).
Akash shines IS Akash ‘s 68 helped St Patrick’s beat Govt HSS, Ashok Nagar, by eight wickets in the Indian Bank Trophy inter-school T20 tournament, held at Loyola College. Brief scores: Govt HSS Ashok Nagar 123/7 in 20 ovs (R Aravindhan 46 no, H Mohammed Suhaib 33, S Bharath Raj 25; B Sridutt 3/21) lost to St Patrick’s AIHSS 124/2 in 18.2 ovs (IS Akash 68). Santhome HSS 123/9 in 20 ovs (AT Aadhi Shankar 29; Nishant Kumar 3/15) bt Chettinad Vidyashram 77 in 18.1 ovs. SBOA 55 in 20 ovs (S Nikilesh 3/13) lost to St Bede’s 56/0 in 8.3 ovs (S Shyam Sundar 28 no).
LICET win M Kavin of LICET beat lakshman of Bishop Heber College in the singles event of the 85th Bertram memorial tennis tournament organised by Loyola College. Results: Singles: M Kavin (LICET) bt Lakshman (Bishop Heber) 8-4. Doubles : M Kavin/Absar (LICET) bt Lakshaman /Balaji (Bishop Heber) 8-5.