Bengaluru, March 5 : Karnataka’s top seed in the women’s category Pratima Rao and second seed in the men’s section Veerasamy Shekhar entered the finals of the KSLTA-AITA Wheelchair tennis tournament at the Karnataka Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) here on Friday.
Pratima beat statemate Nalina Kumari 6-4, 6-1 in the first semi-final and will now meet second seed KP Shilpa in the final.
Shilpa blanked A Sudha 6-0, 6-0 in the other semi-final.
Meanwhile, Shekhar quelled the challenge of third seed Karunakaran Kartik of Tamil Nadu 6-3, 6-0 to set up a title clash with fourth seed Subramanian Balachander of Tamil Nadu who ousted the top seed and statemate Durai Mariappan 6-1, 6-2.
Results (Seedings in pre-fix and states in Parenthesis)
Men’s singles (Semi-finals)
4-Subramanian Balachander (TN) bt 1-Durai Mariappan 6-1, 6-2; 2-Veerasamy Shekhar (KAR) bt 3-Karunakaran Kartik (TN) 6-3, 6-0.