It was a field day for the top seeds at the $10,000 ITF Dharwad Open Futures tennis championship, with the favourites coasting into the quarterfinals at Dharwad on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Sriram Balaji entered the last eight when Siddharth Rawat threw in the towel owing to a wrist injury, while Sanam Singh and V.M. Ranjeet, the second and third seeds respectively, posted easy wins.
The results: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sanam Singh bt Vinayak Sharma 6-2, 6-3; V.M. Ranjeet bt Lakshit Sood 6-3, 6-4; Arjun Khade bt Luca Margaroli (Sui) 6-2, 7-5; N. Sriram Balaji bt Siddarth Rawat 6-4, 2-0 (concd.); Ramkumar Ramanathan bt V. Malik 7-5, 3-1 (concd.); Torsten Wietoska (Ger) bt Jeroen Benard (Ned) 6-2, 6-0; N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt P. Vignesh 6-3, 6-3; Colin van Beem (Ned) bt Sergei Krotiouk (Rus) 6-3, 5-7(6), 6-2. — Sports Reporter