Malik leads way into last 8 in ITF meet

May 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Mandya (Karnataka), May 30 (IANS) The seeded players, led by No.1 Vijayant Malik, safely made it to the quarter-finals of the singles draw where they were joined by Vignesh Veerabhadran in the Prem Sugars ITF Mandya Open tennis tournament, here Wednesday.

While Malik eased past Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 6-4 in 81 minutes, Veerabhadran’s opponent and wild card Rajat Maheshwari retired with a hamstring injury with the former leading 6-7 (3), 6-3, 4-1 after two hours and 18 minutes.

The results (Indians unless mentioned):

Singles (second round): 4-Saketh Myneni bt Vivek Shokeen 6-4, 6-3; 3-N Sriram Balaji bt Elwin Antony 6-4, 6-3; 5-Sebastein Boltz (FRA) bt Kunal Anand 6-1, 6-0; 6-Bowen Ouyang (CHN) bt Venkat Iyer 6-1, 6-2; Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt WC-Sagar Manjanna 6-0, 6-2; 1-Vijayant Malik bt Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 6-4; LL-Vignesh Veerabhadran bt WC-Rajat Maheshwari 6-7(3), 6-3, 4-1 retd.; 2-Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan bt Ashwin Vijayragavan 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (quarter-finals): 1-N Sriram Balaji / Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan bt Ronak Manuja / Abhijeet Tiwari 6-1, 4-6, 10-7; 3-Vijayant Malik / Vivek Shokeen bt Elwin Antony / Saurabh Patil 6-3, 6-1; 2-Saketh Myneni (IND) / Bowen Ouyang (CHN) bt Sebastein Boltz (FRA) / Francesco Vilardo (ITA) 6-3, 1-6, 10-7; Kunal Anand / Ajai Selvaraj bt Scott Puodziunas (AUS)/ Gavin Van Peperzeel (AUS) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7.

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