Bengaluru, Sep 29 (IANS) Top seed Rishi Reddy quelled the challenge of Rajasthan’s Rishiraj Shekawat to advance to the quarterfinals of the AITA Rs 1 lakh men’s tennis championship here on Wednesday. The Bengalurean emerged as 6-1, 6-2 winner over his opponent from Rajasthan.
Odisha’s Kabir Hans recorded the only upset of the day when he outplayed fourth seed Dheeraj Kodancha Srinivasan of Tamil Nadu 7-5, 7-5 even as comeback man Vishnu Vardhan, a medallist at the 2010 Asian Games, of Telangana also advanced to the last-eight stage with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Neel Garud of Madhya Pradesh.
Third seed Yash Yadav of Madhya Pradesh too reached the pre-quarters, beating Chetan Gadiyar of Gujarat in two hard-fought sets, 7-6(5), 6-3 while second seed Madhwin Kamath (GUJ) defeated Rishi Krishna Ayyapan (TN) 6-4, 6-2.
Results (Seedings in pre-fix, States in brackets)
Men’s singles (PQF): 1-Rishi Reddy (KA) bt Rishiraj Shekawat (RJ) 6-1, 6-2; 3-Yash Yadav (MP) bt Chetan Gadiyar (GUJ) 7-6(5), 6-3; Oges Theyjo (TN) bt Manish G (KA) 6-3, 6-7(5) 6-4; Kabir Hans (OD) bt 4-Dheeraj Kodancha Srinivasan (TN) 7-5, 7-5; 6-Vivek Gautam (KA) bt Daksh Agarwal (MAH) 6-1, 7-5; 5-Vishnu Vardhan (TS) bt Neel S Garud (MP) 6-3, 6-3; Maanav Jain (KA) bt Deepak A (KA) 6-4, 6-2; 2-Madhwin Kamath (GUJ) bt Rishi Krishna Ayyapan (TN) 6-4, 6-2.
1-Jayprakash Mohit Mayur (KA) / Yash Yadav (MP) bt Rishi Jalota (UP)/Sivadeep Kosaraju (TS) 6-0, 6-2; 2-Mohammad Sheik Iftikhar (KA) bt Jatin Kurdekar (KA)/Arjun Premkumar (KA) 7-6(3), 6-2; 4-Kabir Hans (OD)/ Madhwin Kamath (GUJ) bt Deepak A (KA)/Rishi Krishna (TN) 6-4, 7-5; Maanav Jain (KA)/Rishi Reddy (KA) bt Surya Reddy D (AP)/Shimon Shastri (MH) 6-2, 6-2.