Hyderabad: Telangana’s KVN Murthy got the better of Tamil Nadu’s Suresh KR Paul 6-2, 6-4 in the 45+ singles category to enter the semifinals of the 23rd GVK-AISTA senior nationals here on Thursday.
In the 75+ doubles semifinals, Telangana’s CK Rama Rao, who partnered with Andhra’s C Sesha Sai downed the pair of BS Krishna Reddy and Radhakrishna from Telangana 8-4 to make it to the final.
45+ Singles Quarterfinals: R Manikandan (TN) bt T Ravinder Reddy (TS) 6-3, 6-3; M Armugam (KAR) bt P Sudheer Reddy 6-2, 6-2; Suresh Kumar (GUJ) bt K N Kesava Prasad (KAR) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6; KVN Murthy (TS) bt Suresh KR Paul (TN) 6-2, 6-4;
55+ Singles Quarterfinals: R Nagraj (KAR) bt V Shankar (RS) 6-1, 6-1; Chinni Sudhakar (AP) bt K Mehar Prakash (AP) 7-6(5), 7-5; RN Ramesh (KAR) bt Yogesh Shah (GUJ) 6-3, 6-3; RS Rawat (KAR) bt S Meghanathan (TN) 6-2, 6-0;
65+ Singles Quarterfinals: S Sattu (TN) bt T Sunder Vadivelu (TN) 6-2, 6-3; Padmalu Tatavarty (AP) bt CR Gangadharan (Del) 6-4, 6-2; AJ Chatwal (Del) bt Dr V Ram Mohan Rao (TS) 6-2, 6-0; S Parekh (MH) bt MS Venkata Chalam (TN) 6-1, 6-2;
75+ Doubles: Semis: Lakshminarayana (AP)/KV Appala Raju (AP) bt Narapa Reddy (AP)/DDR Reddy (TS) 8-4; C Sesha Sai (AP)/CK Rama Rao (TS) bt BS Krishna Reddy (TS)/Radhakrishna (TS) 8-4.