|Seeds upset in AITA championship|
GUWAHATI, May 15 - Top seed Anshumannath Deepaknath, second seed Ved Aditya Kalita and third seed Antariksh Tamuly crashed out in the singles quarterfinals by losing to their respective opponents in the ongoing AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls U-14 years at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in Chachal here.
In the girls singles semifinals, Namrata Das of Assam ousted her State-mate Nayanika Deka in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. In the other semifinal unseeded Tania Kumari of Assam caused a major upset by defeating Sumeira Jaishwal of West Bengal in three gruelling sets 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-2.
Tomorrow the boys singles semifinals will start at 8:30 am and it will be followed by the girls singles and boys doubles finals.
Today’s results: (Boys U-14, Q/F) 5th seed Ashwajit Senjam (MN) bt top seed Anshumannath Deepaknath (AS) 6-0, 3-0 (conceded); 7th seed Harshad Borah (AS) bt 3rd seed Antariksh Tamuly (AS) 6-2, 6-4 (upset); 6th seed Shanker Heishnam (MN) bt Aman Buragohain (AS) 6-3, 6-2; 8th seed Sagnik Mitra (WB) bt 2nd seed Ved Aditya Kalita (AS) 6-3, 6-2 (upset). (Girls U-14, S/F) 3rd Namrata Das (AS) bt 6th seed Nayanika Deka (AS) 6-1, 6-2; Tania Kumari (AS) bt top seed Sumeira Jaishwal (WB) 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-2 (upset). (Boys U-14 doubles, S/F) Antariksh Tamuly (AS)/Pritam Baruah (AS) bt Sagnik Mitra (WB)/Biprarshi Biswas (WB) 6-2, 7-5; Harshad Borah (AS)/Aman Buragohain (AS) bt Paras Lukram (MN)/Aryan Borah (AS) 6-4, 6-3.