Ranjith leads way into last 8 of tennis meet

July 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Top seed Ranjith Virali-Murugesan led the singles field into the quarterfinals with a facile 6-1, 6-2 win against Indonesian Elbert Sie in the Indian Oil Servo ITF Men’s Futures tennis tournament here Wednesday.

Joining Virali-Murugesan in the round of eight were compatriots second seed Sanketh Myneni, No.5 Vijay Sundar Prashanth and eighth-ranked Karunoday Singh.

The results (prefix denotes seeding; Indians unless specified):

Singles (third round): 1-Ranjith Virali-Murugesan bt Elbert Sie (INA) 6-1, 6-2; 7-Hyun-Woo Nam bt Bastien Favier (FRA) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4; 4-Suk Young Jeong (KOR) bt Chandril Sood 6-0, 6-2; 6-Chieh-Fu Wang (TPE) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma 6-3, 6-3; 8-Karunoday Singh bt Jeson Patrombon (PHI) 6-2, 6-2; 3-Antoine Escoffier (FRA) bt Yang Lu (CHN) 6-3, 6-2; 5-Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Weerapat.Doakmaiklee (THA) 6-1, 6-1; 2-Saketh Myneni bt Sudanwa Sitaram 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles (Quarterfinals): 1-Weerapat Doakmaiklee / Siriluethaiwattana P (THA) w/o Hyun-Woo Nam / Jae-Min Seol (KOR); Kaza Vinayak Sharma / Sudanwa Sitaram bt Antoine Escoffier / Bastien Favier (FRA) 6-0, 7-6(3); 3-Prasanth N / Ashwin Vijayaragavan bt Arjun Kadhe / Jeson Patrombon 6-3, 6-2; 2-Saketh Myneni / Ajay Rajagopalan bt Chih Jen Ho (TPE) / Rakshay Thakkar 6-0, 6-3.

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