Balaji moves past Vignesh to enter last-eight phase; Sanam, Jeevan win through

Top seed Sriram Balaji defeated P Vignesh to move in to the quarterfinals of the Davangere ITF tennis tournament here on Wednesday. After a sedate start, Balaji slowly wrested control and powered to a 6-4, 6-1 win, setting up a last-eight clash with Dutchman Jeroen Benard.


]Second seed Sanam Singh also progressed, sailing past Chandril Sood 6-4, 6-1 to make the last eight.

Results: Pre-quarterfinals: Torsten Wietoska (Ger) bt Ashwin Vijayaraghavan 6-4, 6-3; Sriram Balaji bt Vignesh P 6-4, 6-1; Ranjeet Virali Murugesan bt Vivek Shokeen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Colin Van Beem (Ned) bt Neeraj Elangovan 7-5, 6-3; Jeevan Neduncheziyan bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 6-1; Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma 6-2, 7-6 (3); Sanam Singh bt Chandril Sood 6-3, 6-1; Jeroen Benard (Ned) bt Michael Shabaz (USA) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

Doubles quarterfinals: Arunprakash Rajagopalan / Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Neeraj Elangovan / Sergei Krotiouk (Rus) 6-4, 6-0; Ranjeet Virali / Torsten Wietoska (Ger) bt Sagar Manjanna / Rakshay Thakkar 7-6 (1), 1-6, (10-7).

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