Lalitpur, December 19:

Gaurav Shah, Ramesh Karki, Sonam Gautam and Saswat Satyal advanced to the Under-16 boys’ semi-finals at the sixth Jaykar Memorial Junior National Open Tennis Tournament here today.

Gaurav inflicted a humiliating 6-0, 6-0 defeat to Subh Regmi, Ramesh hammered Diwakar Ojha 6-0, 6-0, Sonam eased past Ujit Thapa 6-2, 6-1 and Saswat struggled to a 7-6, 7-6 win over Lopsang Lama.

Entering into the U-14 girls’ semi-finals were Sagun Thapa, Saloni Lama, Samata Shakya and Pabitra Gurung. Sagun beat Mina Gharti Magar 6-4, 6-0, Saloni defeated Aslesha Lisanovic 6-2, 7-5, Samata overcame Rinchin 6-4, 6-3 and Pabitra beat Anushka Joshi 7-5, 4-6, 6-0.

Making it to the U-10 boys’ semi-finals were Ivano Lisanovic, Gaurav Rawat, Pranav Kayastha and Abhaya Gauchan. Ivano beat Sakchham 8-2, Gaurav edged out Suyogya Pant, Pranav thrashed Ajay Devkota and Abhaya defeated Abhishek Bastola.