V.M. Ranjeet, Dalwinder, Vijay move into Quarter Finals

State Bank of Patiala
National Grass Court Tennis Championships-
Men & Women (Rs.5 Lakhs prize money) 

Tennis Tournament, November-2016

from 28th November to 3rd December-2016


V.M. Ranjeet, Dalwinder, Vijay move into Quarter Finals


CLTA, Chandigarh, Wednesday, the 30th November, 2016              Top seed Dalwinder Singh defeated Sivadeep Kosaraju in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. 3rd seed Suraj Prabodh defeated Saurav Sukul in a close contested marathon match approximately three hours forty minutes. Suraj won 6-4 1st set. In the 2nd set Saurav Sukul came back strongly and took the 2nd set in tie break 7-6(5). In the deciding set both players played in top form. Finally Suraj took the set and match 7-5. 2nd seed V.M. Ranjeet defeated Jaideep Chudasama in an easy match 6-1, 6-2. Vijay Kannan defeated Yugal Bansal in a three setter match. Vijay Kannan lost 1st set 4-6. In the 2nd set Vijay Kannan used his variation of his backhand slice to close the 2nd set without conceding a game 6-0. In the final set both players held their serve and made it 4-4. In 9th game, Vijay Kannan broke Yugal Bansal’s serve and Vijay serving for the match. Finally Vijay took the third set and match 7-5. Param Pun, Jatin Dahiya, Tejas Chaukulkar and Shahbaaz Khan also moved into quarters.

In the women’s singles pre quarters top seed Riya Bhatia defeated Jitasa Shastri in an easy match without conceding a game 6-0, 6-0. 2nd seed Sai Smhitha defeated Vasavi Ganesan in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Sara Yadav, Aarushi Kakkar, Seerat Pannu, Himani Mor, Nidhi Chilumula, Kavya Sawhney, Sai Samhitha also move intoquarters.

In men’s doubles top seed Vilasier Khate and Ranjeet Singh of CLTA defeated Krishna Teja and Ajay Pruthvi in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Other men’s and women’s doubles matches are under progress.

Men’s and women’s singles quarter final matches will start at 10:30 a.m. at Chandigarh Club.

Results are as below:-

Men’s Singles 2nd Round

  1. Dalwinder Singh bt. Sivadeep Kosaraju 62 62
  2. Param Pun bt. Abhimansu Borthakur 64 64
  3. Vijay Kannan bt. Yugal Bansal 46 60 64
  4. Jatin Dahiya bt. Athiyaraj Ravishankar 63 62
  5. Tejas Chaukulkar bt. Ranjeet Singh 64 63
  6. Suraj Prabodh bt. Saurav Sukul 64 67(5) 75
  7. Shahbaaz Khan bt. Faisal Qamar 64 61
  8. V.M. Ranjeet bt. Jaideep Chudasama 61 62

Women’s Singles 2nd Round

  1. Riya Bhatia bt. Jitasha Shastri 6-0 6-0
  2. Sara Yadav bt. Yubrani Benerjee 6-4 6-4
  3. Aarushi Kakkar bt. Smriti Punyani W/O
  4. Seerat Pannu bt. Neeru Rapriya 6-3 7-5
  5. Himani Mor bt. Prakriti Banwani 6-1 6-1
  6. Nidhi Chilumula bt. Amrita Mukherjee 6-2 6-1
  7. Kavya Sawhney bt. Arthi Muniyan 7-6(2) 6-4
  8. Sai Samhitha bt. Vasavi Ganesan 6-2 6-3

Men’s Doubles Main Draw Quarters

  1. Vilasier Khate/Ranjeet Singh bt. Krishna Teja / Ajay Pruthvi 64 64
  2. Param Pun / Hardeep Singh bt. Mohit Bhardwaj/ Nihit Rawal 75 63
  3. Armaan Bhatia/Ishaque Eqbal bt. Sivadeep Kosaraju/Sathiaraj 46 60 10 6