GUWAHATI, Nov 19: Playing a splendid brand of tennis Parikshit Somani reached the finals of both singles and doubles events of the ongoing ITF World Ranking Junior Tennis Championship at All Assam Tennis Association complex, here.
It is for the first time that a player from Assam reached the final of an ITF tournament.
In the singles final Parikshit will lock horn with Sanil Jagtiani of India. In the semifinals played today, the 5th seed Parikshit upset 3rd seed Udayan Bhakar and 4th seed Sanil caused a major upset by defeating the top seed Dhruv Sunish of India.
The Girls singles final will start at 8:30 am on Friday followed by Boys singles final at 9:30 am informs Tournament Director Ankush Dutta.
Results: (Boy�s singles U-18 semifinal): 5th seed Parikshit Somani (Ind) bt 3rd seed Udayan Bhakar (Ind) 6-1, 6-7(5), 7-6(5). (Upset). 4th seed Sanil Jagtiani (Ind) bt Top seed Dhruv Sunish (Ind) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. (Upset). (Girl�s singles U-18 semifinal): Top seed Sabhyata Nihalani (Ind) bt 4th seed Anna Solovyeva (RUS) 6-1, 6-4, 5th seed Vaidehi Chaudhari (Ind) bt Humera Begum Shaik (Ind) 7-6 (5), 6-3. (Boy�s doubles U-18 semifinal): 2nd seed Ishaque Eqbal (Ind)/ Parikshit Somani (Ind) bt Adil Kalyanpur (Ind)/ Rishi Reddy (Ind) 6-3, 6-2, top seed Dhruv Sunish (Ind) / Shrey Gupta (Ind) bt 4th seed Sanil Jagtiani (Ind) / Anurag Nenwani (Ind) 6-7(7), 6-3, 10-8. (Girl�s doubles U-18 semifinal): Shivani Amineni (Ind) / Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi (Ind) bt 4th seed Yubrani Banerjee (Ind) / Priyana Kalita (Ind) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8. (Upset), 2nd seed Harsha Sai Challa (Ind) / Vaidehi Chaudhari (Ind) bt 3rd seed Anna Solovyeva (RUS)/Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (Ind) 6-1, 6-2.