Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Karthika Padmakumar ousted third seed Thanu Vishwas to enter the semi-finals in the girls under-12 category of the KSLTA Talent Series on the Tattvam Junior Tour.
In the quarter-finals held at the KSLTA courts here on Wednesday, Karthika was a 7-5, 6-1 winner over the fancied Thanu. Earlier, she had felled sixth seed Agamya Chandra.
Karthika now meets second seed Kashvi Sunil in the semi-finals. The latter overcame a fighting Jeevika Chennabyregowda 7-6 (9), 6-3. In the other quarter-final tie, Anwesha Dhar scored an upset win over fifth seed Aylin Miriam Cornelio to set up a semi-final clash with the top seed Meghana GD who brushed aside the challenge of Ritisha Choudhary.
In the Boys under-12 category, both the top two seeds Meer Fazal Ali and Likith Gowda entered the semi-finals with easy wins. Eighth seed Ranveer Singh Pannu of Gujarat beat third seed Thanish Vepanapalli to enter the last four stage.
Meer Fazal Ali (1) bt Anirudh Palanisamy 6-2, 6-1; Diganth M bt Stephen Dylan 6-2, 6-3; Ranveer Singh Pannu (8) bt Thanish Vepanapalli (3) 6-4, 7-5; Likith Gowda (2) bt Anurag Kallambela (6) 6-2, 6-0
Meghana GD (1) bt Ritisha Choudhary 6-3, 6-0; Anwesha Dhar bt Aylin Miriam Cornelio (5) 6-4, 6-2; Karthika Padmakumar bt Thanu Vishwas (3) 7-5, 6-1; Kashvi Sunil (2) bt Jeevika Chennabyregowda 7-6 (9), 6-3.