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AITA c'ships: Reddy to meet Kamath in final

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Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Top seed Rishi Reddy of Karnataka will meet Gujarat’s Madhwin Kamath in the summit clash of the AITA men’s tennis championship being held at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence.

In the semifinals played here on Friday, Reddy quelled the challenge of giant killer Tarun Anirudh 6-3, 6-2, while Kamath brushed aside Nikshep Ballekere 6-1, 6-2 to make it to the title round.

Meanwhile, Sehej Singh overcame Gandharv Kothapalli 6-2, 6-3 to claim the boys’ U-14 title in the AITA TS 7 tennis tournament hosted by Fortune Sports Academy. Sushmita Ravi, the seventh seed, was stretched by Anvi Punaganti before winning the girls’ U-14 crown.

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Results:

Men’s singles (semifinals)

Rishi Reddy (KAR) (1) bt C Tarun Anirudh (TS) 6-3, 6-2; Madhwin Kamath (GUJ) bt Nikshep Ballekere (KAR) 6-1,6-2

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Men’s doubles (final)

Yash Yadav (MP)/Nishant Rebello (KAR) bt Rishi Reddy (KAR)/Dheeraj Srinivasan (TN) (2) 6-3, 6-2.

Boys’ U-14 (final)

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Sehej Singh bt Gandharv Kothapalli 6-2, 6-3

Girls’ U-14 (final)

Sushmitha Ravi (7) bt Anvi Punaganti 6-2, 7-5

–IANS

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