Kannan storms into last four; Spurti wins

Kannan storms into last four; Spurti wins

Former Davis Cupper Vijay Kannan posted a facile 6-3, 6-2 win over Vignesh Veerabhadran to storm into the semifinals of the JGI Stalwart AITA Pro Circuit tennis championship at the KSLTA courts on Thursday.

Tamil Nadi’s Kannan will face State-mate Vinod Sridhar, who overcame Vaidhik Munshaw 6-3, 6-2 in his quarterfinal match, in the semifinals on Friday.

In the women’s event, Karnataka’s Spurti Shivalingaiah cruised into semifinals with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Amrita Mukherjee.

Results (quarterfinals): Men: Nitin Kirtane bt Yogesh Pogat 6-3, 6-2; Vinod Sridhar bt Vaidhik Munshaw 6-3, 6-2; Vijay Kannan bt Vignesh Veerabhadran 6-3, 6-2; Rohan Gide bt Tejas Chaulkukar 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles: Tariq Jacob/ Elvin Antony bt Sagar Manjanna/ Rajat Maheshwari 6-4, 6-3; Tejas Chaukulkar/ Yogesh Phogat bt Nishanth Rebello/ Vikram Naidu 6-3, 6-1; Lakshit Sood/ Vaidik Munshaw bt Anvit Bendre/ Tushar Mandelkar 6-1, 6-3; Nitten Kirtane/ Saurav Sukul bt Bharath Ram Balaji/ Rynold Tymothy 6-1, 6-3.

Women: Riya Bhatia bt Likitha Shetty 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Niku Amin bt Sahan Shetty 6-3, 6-4; Eetee Mehta bt Zainab Ali Sajjad 6-2, 6-2; Spurti Shivalingaiah bt Amritha Mukherjee 6-2, 6-1. Doubles: Shalaka Uddue Manjunath/ Manya Nagpal bt Amala Warrick/ Preeti Gokhale 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); Shreya Pasricha/ Amritha Mukherjee bt Prerna Prathap/ Prarthana Pratap 6-3, 6-4; Eetee Maheta/ Sagarika Padke bt Nityaraj Babu Raj/ Vandana Murli 6-4, 6-4; Sayali Bhilare/ Zainab Ali Sajjad bt Ann Christin/ Sahan Shetty 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 15-13.

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