Isha packs off Sheethal

Top seed Vijay remains on course with easy victory

 Top seed Vijay Sundar Prasanth essays a backhand during his win over Karnataka’s Sagar Manjanna in the Enerzal Open tennis tournament. DH PHOTO

Delhiite Isha ousted hosts’ hope Sheethal 6-4, 6-0 on the third day of the meet.
However, men’s top seed Vijay Sundar Prasanth had no such qualms. The Tamil Nadu player scored an easy 6-2, 6-4 win over Karnataka’s Sagar Manjanna in the second round.
Archana Venkatraman was the only Karnataka player to notch up a victory on Wednesday, breezing past second seed and team-mate Prarthana Pratap 6-2, 6-1.

Results (prefix number denotes seeding): Men (second round): 1-Vijay Sundar Prasanth (TN) bt Sagar Manjanna (Kar) 6-2, 6-4; Elwin Antony (TN) bt 8-Chandril Sood (UP) 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-4; Vijay Kannan (TN) bt 3-Lakshit Sood (UP) 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3; 7-Vinod Sridhar (TN) bt Aaditya Tewari  6-2, 6-0; 5-Ajai Selvaraj (TN) bt Rynold Timothy (Ker) 7-5, 7-5; 6-Shahbaaz Khan (Mah) bt Sujith Sachidanand (Kar) 7-6 (9), 6-1; Neeraj Elangovan (TN) bt 4-Kunal Anand (Del) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; 2-Mithun Murali (TN) bt Vishnu Arvind Bestha (AP) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Doubles (quarterfinals): 1-Mithun Murali/ Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Khan Shabhaaz/ Kumar Suresh 6-3, 7-6; 2-Vinod Sridhar/ Ajai Selvaraj bt Adit Jain/ Abhilash Srivastav 6-2, 6-0; 3-Lakshit Sood/ Chandril Sood  bt Elwin Antony/ Neeraj Elangovan 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5); 4-Aaditya Tewari/ Anand Kunal bt Vishwanath Savadi/ Sujith Sachidanand 7-6 (1), 6-1.
Women (second round): Isha Lakhani (Del) bt 1-Sheetal Goutham (Kar) 6-4, 6-0; Archana Venkatraman (Kar) bt 2-Prarthana Pratap (Kar) 6-2, 6-1; 4-Sindhu Nila Partheepan (TN) bt Krutika S Raj (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; 7-Sushma Gutta (AP) bt Sowmya Pulumati (AP) 6-2, 6-1; Parija Maloo (Mah) bt Liza Viplav (Kar) 6-0, 6-2; Seelulee Upadhyaya (Ori) bt Rachita Sarda (Kar) 6-4, 7-5; Sharon Paul (TN) bt Amala Warrick Amol (Kar) 6-1, 6-2; Sowjanya Bavisetti (AP) bt 5-Prerna Pratap (Kar) 6-3, 6-0.

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