Pranjala, Dedeepya in semifinals
Delhi’s 24-year-old KunalAnand played aggressive tennis from the baseline and braved humid conditions to upset third seed VM Ranjeet 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to enter the semifinals of Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship on Thursday.
New Delhi: Delhi’s 24-year-old KunalAnand played aggressive tennis from the baseline and braved humid conditions to upset third seed VM Ranjeet 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to enter the semifinals of Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship on Thursday. Top seed Vishnu Vardhan was in impressive form yet again as he dumped Dalwinder Singh 6-2, 6-4. Familiarity with conditions and experience made it easy for Vishnu in the last eight stages.
HaadinBava also entered the semi-finals by defeating JayeshPungaliya 7-5, 6-2. Haadin will meet SiddharthVishwkarma in the second semi-finals. Siddharth ended the win-spree of TejasChaukulkar 7-5, 6-4. In the women singles top seed Riya Bhatia played an erratic game before ousting Nidhi Chilumula 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-2. EeteeMaheta was also taken the full distance as she dug deep into her reserves to beat Mihika Yadav 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-5.
Hyderabad teenager PranjallaYadlapalli and Sharrmadaa Balu also made it to the semi-finals in contrasting styles. Another Hyderabad girl, Y Sai Dedeepya defeated Tanisha Kashyap 6-2,6-3 in the Under-18 girls singles quarterfinals.
Results: All quarterfinals-Men singles: Vishnu Vardhan (1) bt Dalwinder Singh 6-2,6-4; Haadin Bava bt Jayesh Pungaliya 7-5,6-2; Kunal Anand bt V.M Ranjeet (3) 5-7,6-4,6-2; Siddhartha Vishwakarma bt Tejas Chaukulkar 7-5,6-4l Women: Riya Bhatia (1) bt Nidhi Chilumula 6-7(7),6-3,6-2; Eetee Maheta bt Mihika Yadav 6-7(5),6-4,7-5; Pranjalla Yadlapalli bt Jennifer Luikham 6-2,6-1; Sharrmadaa Balu bt Vaidehi Chaudhary 7-5,6-4; Under- boys: D Suresh bt BR Nikshep (1) 6-2,6-3; Dhruv Sunish (2) bt Param Punj 6-3,4-6,6-3; Nitin K Sinha (3) bt Abhinav Sanjiv 7-5,6-3; Paramveer S Bajwa bt Sanket Tomar 7-5,6-3; Girls: Humera Shaikh (2) bt Yamalapalli Sahaj 7-6,4-6,7-5; Akanksha Bhan (3) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-4,1-6,7-6 (4); Lalita Devarakonda (6) bt Urmi Pandya 6-2,6-1; YS Dedeepya bt Tanisha Kashyap 6-2,6-3.