Top seed Veeraswamy eases into semis

Joining him in the last four are second seed Balachandar Subramaniam, third seed D Mariappan and fourth seed Karthik Kurunakaran who recorded easy victories.

By Author  |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 26th Oct 2018  12:14 am
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Shekar Veeraswamy during his quarterfinal match at the SATS Tennis Complex in LB Stadium.

Hyderabad: Top seed Shekar Veeraswamy crushed eighth seed James Alexander 6-0, 6-1 to make it to the men’s semifinal of the Charminar Open, being conducted by AITA, Telangana State Tennis Association and Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour, at the SATS Tennis Complex in LB Stadium on Thursday.

Joining him in the last four are second seed Balachandar Subramaniam, third seed D Mariappan and fourth seed Karthik Kurunakaran who recorded easy victories.

Results: Men:
Quarters: Shekar Veeraswamy (1) (KA) bt James Alexander S (8) (TN) 6-0,6-1; Karthik Kurunakaran (4) (TN) bt Satha Sivam Kannupayan (7) (TN) 6-0,6-1; Mariappan D (3) (TN) bt Anil D Almeida (6) (KA) 6-0,6-1; Balachandar Subramaniam (2) (TN) bt Pandey Indrajeet (TN) 6-4,6-0;
Pre-quarterfinals: Shekar Veeraswamy (1) (KA) bt Basavaraj M Kundaragi (KA) 9-0; James Alexander S (8) (TN) bt Abdul Gafar (KA) 9-4; Karthik Kurunakaran (4) (TN) bt Anjinappa M (KA) 9-5; Satha Sivam Kannupayan (7) (TN) bt Saravanan D (KA) 9-2; Anil D Almeida (6) (KA) bt Pandurangaswamy B R (KA) 9-1; Mariappan D (3) (TN) bt Gowda Deva (KA) 9-0; Pandey Indrajeet (TN) bt Suresh Kumar (TN) 9-7; Balachandar Subramaniam (2) (TN) bt Moula Ali M G (KA) 9-0.
Women singles: Sudha A (KA) bt Ruthrajeswari A (TN) 9-2; Nalina Kumari (KA) bt Stella B (TN) 9-0; Shipla K P (KA) bt Stekka B (TN) 9-1; Prathima Rao (KA) bt Ruthrajeswari A (TN) 9-0.