*Laxmi Siri Dandu
Maaya Rajesh Revathi and Siri Dandu. Laxmi chalked out tough victories over their respective rivals to set up a title in the (U-16) Girls event at the Fenesta Open tennis championship on Friday.
In the semi-finals, Maaya played percentage tennis to outlast Mahika Khanna 6-4, 6-4 while Laxmi Siri Dandu. Laxmi overpowered Saumya Round 6-3, 6-3.
Maaya capitalized on the chances that came her way in both sets to account for Mahika. While in the other semifinals Laxmi controlled the proceedings and did not give any quarter to Saumya to settle down.
The final between her and Laxmi will be a good one, going by the current trend this week.
In the Boys' U 16 semi-finals, Hitesh Chauhan had to battle it out to oust Mahaligam K 7-5, 6-4. The first set was long drawn and both players had their chances. Hitesh played the big points better under pressure.
Up next for Hitesh in the final is Arjun Rathi. Arjun needed to play a patient game against Debasis Sahoo for his win in three sets. The score line was 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.
In the under14 Girls' semis. Haritashree wound her way past Kashvi Sunil 6-3, 6-1. Up next for Haritashree is Aishwarya Jadhav. Aishwarya demolished Diya Ramesh 6-2, 6-0.
"I had a nice feel today and I am looking forward to my finals tomorrow," said Haritashree.
The ( U-14) boy’s final will be between top seed Arnav Vijay Paparkar and second seed Samarth Sahita.
In the semis Arnav Vijay Paparkar beat Sjowrya Samala 6-4, 6-4 Samarth overcame Aradhya Kshitij 7-6 (2); 6-3 " I played well today, I am really excited for my final on Saturday.
“I served pretty well I hope to improve my returns and also maintain consistency for my finals tomorrow by avoiding silly errors," said Samarth.