Day 5 of the tennis events at Sabarmati Riverfront featured the QF matches of the singles event in both the categories. The doubles semis are also scheduled for later.
Arjun to face SD Prajwal, Manish Vs Manish in the second singles SF
Top seed from Maharashtra Arjun Kadhe survives a scare from Dhruv Hirapa of Gujarat. Arjun won the first set before Dhruv made a comeback to win the second set 6-4 hence forcing a decider. Arjun showed his class in the final set eventually winning the match 6-2 4-6 6-1.
Arjun will face 3rd seed SD Prajwal Dev from Karnataka in the semis who defeated Abhinav Sanjeev in straight sets 7-5 6-2.
2nd seed Manish Sureshkumar also prevailed against Delhi’s Shivank Bhatnagar. Shivank played a nice opening set forcing a tiebreaker but Manish stand firm to win the match 7-6 6-3.
AITA 5lakh Ranking tournament winner this year in July, Karnataka’s Manish G. made a huge comeback against 4th seed Karan Singh to win his QF match 3-6 7-5 6-2.
Men’s Singles SF Lineups :
[MH]Arjun Kadhe Vs [KA]SD Prajwal Dev
[TN]Manish Sureshkumar Vs [KA]Manish G.
Rutuja Bhosale to take on Zeel Desai, Sharmada to face Yubrani Banerjee in next Semis
In what was expected to be cracker of a match between two experienced players, Rutuja survived Sai Samhitha in 3 sets. After losing the first set 6-1 Samhitha forced a decider winning the second set tiebreaker. Rutuja gave no chance to Tamil Nadu player in the third set as she won the match 6-1 6-7 6-0.
3rd seed Zeel Desai also moved into SF with a straight sets 6-2 6-2 win over Vanshika Choudhary of UP. West Bengal player Yubrani Banerjee who got walkover from Ankita Raina in the first round defeated young Aarthi Muniyan 6-1 6-2 to book her place in the semis.
4th seed Sharmada Balu made a comeback after losing the first set against Paavanii Paathak. The Karnataka player won the match 1-6 6-3 6-1.
Women’s Singles SF Lineups :
[WB]Yubrani Banerjee Vs [KA]Sharmada Balu
[MH]Rutuja Bhosale Vs [GJ]Zeel Desai
Men’s Doubles SF
[KA]SD Prajwal/Adil Kalyanpur Vs [AP]Anantha Muni/Sivadeep Kosaraju
[LIVE]AP won the first set 7-5 and KA won the second set 6-3
[TN]Manish Sureshkumar/Bharath Kumaran Vs [GJ]Dhruv Hirapa/Madhwin Kamath
[LIVE]TN won the first set 6-3 and GJ won the second set 6-3
Women’s Doubles SF
[GJ]Ankita Raina/Vaidehi Chaudhari Vs [MH]Rutuja Bhosale/Vaishnavi Adkar
[LIVE]MH won the first set 7-5
[KA]Sharmada Balu/Soha Sadiq Vs [HR]Ritu Ohlyan/Sandeepti Singh
Karnataka won 6-2 6-1
Mixed Doubles SF
[MH]Arjun Kadhe/Rutuja Bhosale Vs [GJ]Vaidehi Chaudhari/Madhwin Kamath
[KA]Sharmada Balu/SD Prajwal Vs [TN]Manish Sureshkumar/Sai Samhitha
PS. Some doubles matches are LIVE hence scores are mentioned till 6PM