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
Women’s Singles 2nd Round
Men’s Doubles Main Draw Quarters