Rudrakrishna to clash with Ali in U-14 singles final
February 12, 2019 | 8:54 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Talented Omani player Ali Al Busaidi and R. Rudrakrishna advanced to the final of the boys under-14 singles event at the ISC-Muscat Pharmacy Open Junior Tennis Tournament organised by the Indian Social Club Oman.

Ali and Rudrakrishna entered the final with contrasting victories in their respective semi-final encounters. Ali Al Busaidi continued his fine form and followed up his fine victory over the second seed in the quarter-final with a brilliant 6-2, 6-4 win to beat third seed Praneeth Raj.

After a lacklustre showing in the first set, Praneeth played with more intent in the second set and broke Ali for a 3-2 lead.

Ali held his ground and after being deadlocked at 4-all, Ali gained the crucial break and served out the match for a place in the final against R. Rudrakrishna who sailed for the summit clash after posting a convincing 6-3, 6-1 win over Shantanu Sriram.

Ayvret van Waveren lined up a quarter-final clash against second seed Vivek Kolluru in the boys under-18 singles after coasting to a comfortable 8-0 victory over Vinuka K.

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