Top seed Suraj storms into quarters
Second seed Vikram Naidu and fourth seed Sameep Mehta also progressed to the last-eight stage with contrasting victories. While Naidu registered a fairly easy 6-4, 6-4 victory over Samud Sharma, Mehta was made to fight hard by Prajwal Dev before prevailing 7-5, 6-3.
Rashein Samuel, meanwhile, registered a come-from-behind 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over S Prithvi to reach the quarters.
Other players who made it to the quarterfinals were Nishanth Anthony Rebello, who beat Varun Gopal 6-2, 6-4, Jay Soni who put it past Yuvaraj Chaudhury 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), Mukund S Kumar who breezed to a 6-3, 6-0 win over sixth seed L Harsha and Vignesh Prabhu who beat Rahul Robinson 6-4, 6-4.
Results (pre-quarterfinals): Suraj R Prabodh bt Sarthak Siddarth 6-3, 6-4; Nishanth Anthony Rebello bt Varun Gopal 6-2, 6-4; Jay Soni bt Yuvaraj Chaudhry 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Rashein Samuel bt S Prithvi 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Mukund S Kumar bt L Harsha 6-3, 6-0; Sameep Mehta bt Prajwal Dev 7-5, 6-3; Vignesh Prabhu bt Rahul Robinson 6-4, 6-4; Vikram Naidu bt Samud Sharma 6-4, 6-4.