Shivani Amineni went down to a tame straight-set defeat against Turkey’s Selin Ovunc in the girls singles semi-finals of the ITF Junior tennis championships here on Friday.
Second seed Selin did not break a sweat as she outclassed the third seed 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 15 minutes at the clay courts of Dakshin Kalikata Sansad.
Selin will now fight it out with Ukrainian Diani Khodan, who rallied to beat France’s Margaux Rouvroy 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes.
In the boys singles U-18 category, unseeded Mathys Erhard’s dream run ended with 2-6 4-6 defeat against Belgium’s Louis Herman, seeded eighth.
Herman will now face top seed Yassir Kilani in the final on Saturday.
Kilani breezed past Poland’s Michal Woznaik by 7-6(3) 6-3.