Sethu makes it to twin semifinals; Waheed wins

After powering past Bhaskar Reddy 7-5, 6-1 in his singles quarterfinal encounter, Sethu teamed up with K Vijay Kumar to put it past Yogesh Shah and Gururaj 6-2, 6-3 in the last eight of the doubles competition.

In the plus-35 category, Md Waheed and Purshotham had to sweat it out to secure a place in the last four.

Waheed overcame Armugam 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) and Purshotham edged out Ramesh 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in their quarterfinal matches on Friday. However, Suresh Kumar and Sumanth had no such qualms as the duo eased into semifinals.

Results (all quarterfinals):
Plus-35: Md Waheed bt Armugam 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2); Suresh Kumar bt Venkatesh 6-3, 6-0; Sumanth bt Mallikarjunath 6-4, 6-1; Purshotham bt Ramesh 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Plus-45: Srinivas Reddy bt Munikrishna R 6-3, 6-2; Nagaraj bt Chinni Sudhakar 6-2, 6-4; Basappa bt Meghanathan 7-3, 7-6 (11-9); RN Ramesh bt Joji Reddy 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: Meher Prakash/Nagaraj bt Man Madhan/Munni Krishna 6-2, 6-4; RN Ramesh/Joji Reddy bt MS Gurudat/Murugan 6-1, 6-1; MS Sridhar/Paul Manohar bt Basappa/ Sathish Reddy 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Elango/Meghanathan bt Srinivas Reddy/Narelakar 6-2, 6-7 (8-10), 6-4.
Plus-55: Sethu S bt Bhaskar Reddy 7-5, 6-1; Yogesh Shah bt MV Sathya Mohan 6-4, 6-4; Pushpa Raj bt MS Prakash 6-2, 6-1; V Ram Mohan Rao bt Bhojaraj 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles: K Vijay Kumar/Sethu bt Yogesh Shah/Gururaj 6-2, 6-3; Dhanamjalu/Prakash bt ASN Raju/Ram Mohan Rao 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-1; Pushpa Raj/VSLN Raju bt Dhaval Patel/Narender S 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; A Ram Babu/Tulasi Ram bt Bhoja Raj/Basavraj 6-2, 6-1.

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