Fifth-seeded Mohit Mayur (Tamil Nadu) ended the run of third seed Vinod Sridhar (Tamil Nadu) with a 7-5, 6-3 win in the quarterfinals of Central Excise Open AITA grass-court tennis here on Thursday.
Continuing the trend, seventh-seeded Ronak Manuja (Maharashtra) downed fourth-seeded Ajai Selvaraj (Tamil Nadu) while top seed Nitten Kirrtane managed to squeeze home in three sets against unseeded Elwin Anthony of Tamil Nadu.
In the women’s section, seventh-seeded Treta Bhattacharya (Bengal) prevailed over Statemate and second seed Amrita Mukherjee in a match that stretched to the decider.
The results (quarterfinals):
Nitten Kirrtane (Mah) bt Elwin Anthony (TN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Ronak Manuja (Mah) bt Ajai Selvaraj (TN) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(3); Mohit Mayur (TN) bt Vinod Sridhar (TN) 7-5, 6-3; Saurav Sukul (Ben) bt Kunal Anand (Dli) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Women’s singles: Natasha Palha (Goa) bt Shalaka Uddur Manjunath (Kar) 6-3, 6-0; Nithya Raj Babu Raj (TN) bt Sneha Padamata (AP) 6-1, 6-3; Bhuvana Kalva (AP) bt Renu Sharma (NTA) 6-0, 6-1; Treta Bhattacharya (Ben) bt Amrita Mukherjee (Ben) 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4. — Principal Correspondent