German qualifier Torsten Wietoska extended his dream run and defeated top-seed Sriram Balaji 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the ITF Dharwad Open quarterfinal at the DDTA courts in Dharwad on Thursday.
In a match high on power and intensity, Wietoska, ranked 1502 in the world, stunned his fancied rival Balaji, ranked 327.
Singles: Quarterfinals: Torsten Wietoska (Ger) bt Sriram Balaji 6-4, 5-7, 7-5; Sanam Singh bt Colin van Beem (Ned) 6-4, 6-4; Ranjeet Virali Murugesan bt Vijaysundar Prashanth 6-3, 6-2; Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Arjun Khade 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1.
Doubles: Semifinals: Amrit Narasimhan (USA) & Michael Shabaz (USA) bt Fariz Mohammed & Vignesh Peranamallur 6-3, 6-2; Ajai Selvaraj & Ashwin Vijayraghavan bt Sergei Krotiouk (Rus) & Luca Margaroli (Sui) 6-3, 7-5. — Special Correspondent