Mohit, Shweta in quarters
Mohit, Shweta in Quarters, Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash, Shweta Rana, Open National Tennis Championship. Top seeds in men's and women's singles Mohit...
Top seeds in men's and women's singles Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash and Shweta Rana today advanced to the quarter-finals of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship here.
Second seed Prerna Bhambri and Sharmada Balu, seeded fourth, also joined Shweta in the last-eight stage of the women's singles.
Mohit was leading 4-0 when his opponent Saurabh Patil conceded the match due to a lower-back problem, while Arjun Kadhe continued his impressive run with a 7-6(3), 6-3 win over Andhra boy Rishab Agarwal.
Vignesh notched up a 7-5, 6-3 win against Shaikh Abdullah, who is the top seed in the boys under-18. Nitten Kirrtane also made it to the quarter-finals of the men's singles with a 6-1, 6-0 verdict against Vilaser Khate.
Seventh seed Kunal Sukul, however, fell by the wayside and had to withdraw against Punjab boy Gurinder Singh. Saurabh Singh also advanced into the next round after a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win against Ajay Yadav.
In the women's singles, top seed Shweta knocked out Nehal Sahni 6-2, 6-2 and old warhorse Rushmi Chakravorthi got the better of Sahan Shetty 6-2, 6-4.
The experience of Prerna was evident against Davanshi Bhimjiyani, who had the game and strokes to trouble the seasoned pro.