Bhakar reaches U-16 semis of Fenesta Open Juniors

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) There were upsets galore here Thursday with Udayan Bhakar accounting for another big fish on his way to the under-16 boys' semi-finals of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship.

Udayan drew curtains on second seed Alex Solanki's campaign at the Nationals with a 6-1, 6-3 win even as top seed B.R. Nikshep survived a tough battle against Venkata Gnan Paramatmuni before winning the contest 6-4, 7-6(2).

The others to make the cut for the semi-finals included fourth seed Aryan Goveas who defeated Sanil Jagtiani 6-3, 6-2, while third seed Paramveer Singh Bajwa overwhelmed Parikshit Somani 6-1, 6-0.

In the under-14 boys singles, it was end of the road for top seed Sumit Pal Singh. Sumit fell on the wayside with Danish Ahmad scoring a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win to reach the last-four stage.

Meanwhile, Digvijay Pratap Singh continued his impressive form to join Danish with another resounding victory, this time over Arghya Das. Digvijay powered his way into the semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 verdict in his favour.

Third seed Nitin Kumar Sinha and fourth seed Yugal Bansal also made it to the next round. While Nitin had it easy against Shramay Dhawan (6-0, 6-2), Yugal also eased past Sivadeep Kosaraju 6-1, 6-3.


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