In the boys’ semifinals of the Asian Under-14 Tennis Tournament that took place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Thursday, Shivtej Shirfule emerged victorious over Abubakar Talha from Pakistan with a score of 6-4, 6-3. He will now face top seed Wonmin Kim from Korea in the final match. In the girls’ section, Yeri Hong from Korea won the semifinals by defeating second seed Maaya Rajeshwaran with a score of 7-5, 6-2.
Boys: Wonmin Kim (Korea) defeated Alex Lap Hang Hui (Hong Kong) 6-0, 6-3; Shivtej Shirfule defeated Abubakar Talha (Pakistan) 6-4, 6-3.
Girls: Eva Korysheva (Kazakhstan) defeated Jiyun Oh (Korea) 7-6(5), 6-3; Yeri Hong (Korea) defeated Maaya Rajeshwaran (India) 7-5, 6-2.