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Sandilya Pullela, with his doubles partner Nikhil D'Souza, put up a commendable performance at the AITA CS7 U16 tournament held at Sania Mirza Tennis Academy. They beat Vedanth and Chaitanya Arumani (6-1, 6-2) to reach the semi-final. The doubles semi-final was a showdown of SNSA training partners Anav Bishoyi and Sandilya Pullela; in the end, Sandilya and Nikhil D'Souza came out on top (6-2, 6-3). They had a tough match-up in the finals against Nashik Reddy and Chandan Sivakumar; both singles top and second seed respectively, where they lost (1-6, 3-6).
Sandilya also reached the singles quarterfinals, where he lost (5-7, 5-7) to Prakashan Pawar from Mumbai, an ITF player.