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Vasisht Cheruku shocks Nikshep in the semifinal

VASISHT VINOD CHERUKU authored the biggest upset in the boys singles when he beat top seed Nikshep B.R. 6-2, 6-1, in an all-Karnataka semifinal of the MCC-Adidas Junior National clay court tennis championship, in Chennai on Friday, as reported by IANS.

In the final scheduled for Saturday, Cheruku, seeded nine, will take on 15th ranked Nitin Kumar (West Bengal) who ended qualifier S. Manish's dream run by blanking the local challenger 6-0, 6-0. The girls’ singles semi-final too were quite straightforward with Abinikka R of Tamil Nadu and fourth seeded Zeel Desai from Gujarat advancing to the title round with straight set victories.

Abinikka, seeded nine, overcame Sathwika Sama of Andhra 6-2, 7-5, while Desai accounted for 16th seed Ramya Natarajan of Tamil Nadu 6-3, 6-1.

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