Ranjeet, Vignesh bow out of National Tennis

New Delhi,Sports, Wed, 10 Oct 2012 IANS

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) It was curtains for two of the top four seeds in the men's singles with P.C. Vignesh and V.M. Ranjeet withdrawing owing to injuries at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship here Wednesday.

With scores locked at one-all after the first two sets, second seed Ranjeet was trailing 0-1 in the third when he twisted his ankle and could not continue, allowing Arjun Khade to advance into the quarter-finals.

Fourth seed Vignesh lost the first set 4-6 to Saurabh Singh and later his health forced him to concede the match.

Meanwhile, top seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiya continued his impressive run to advance into the last eight with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Ajai Selvaraj whose shoulder started troubling him towards the latter half of the match.

Third seed Siddharth Rawat also made a safe passage into the next round defeating Kaza V. Sharma 7-6(4), 6-1.

In other matches, Vinod Sridhar fell to fifth seed Ashwin Vijayaraghawa 2-6, 1-6 while Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash shut the door on Ronak Manuja 6-3, 6-1.

In women's singles, top seed Rishika Sunkara advanced into the quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over Devanshi Bhemjiyan while third seed Natasha Palha emerged victorious against Damini Sharma 6-2, 6-3.

Second seed Prerna Bhambri was hardly challenged by Tarranum Handa, who came into the match after a win in her U-18 match against Mahitha Dadireddy earlier in the day.

Prerna made it to the next round with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win while fourth seed Shweta C. Rana had the better of C. Sai Samitha 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Fifth seed Sonal Phadke was ousted by Eettee Maehta 6-1, 6-2 while seventh seed Simran Sethi overpowered Bhuvana Kalva 7-5, 6-3.

Results:

Men's singles: Jeevan Nedunchezhiya bt Ajai Selvaraj 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; Arjun Kadhe bt V.M. Ranjeet 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (Retd.); Vaidik Munshaw bt Saurabh Sukul 6-2, 6-2; Ashwin Vijayaraghawa bt Vinod Sridhar 6-2, 6-1; Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash bt Ronak Manuja 6-3, 6-1; Saurabh Singh bt P.C. Vignesh 6-4, 1-0 (Retd.); Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Tejas Chaukalkar 6-0, 6-1; Siddharth Rawat bt Kaza V. Sharma 7-6(4), 6-1.

Women's singles: Eettee Maehta bt Sonal Phadke 6-1, 6-2; Rishika Sunkara bt Devanshi Bhemjiyani 6-2, 6-3; Sri Vaishnavi Peddireddy bt Vineeta Singh 6-0, 6-0; Vaniya Dangwal bt Megha Sherawat 3-0 (Retd.); Natsha Palha bt Daimini Sharma 6-2, 6-3; Prerna Bhambri bt Tarranum Handa 6-2, 6-2; Shweta C. Rana bt C. Sai Samitha 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Simran Sethi bt Bhuvana Kalva 7-5, 6-3.

U-18 boys singles: Rishab Aggarwal bt Gokul Suresh 6-0, 6-1; Shaikh Abdullah bt B.R. Nikshep 6-4, 6-0; M. Sai Nikhil bt Yash Deshpande 7-5, 6-4; Ranjeet Singh bt Vilaser Khate 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Neeraj Elangovan bt Suraj R. Prabodh 6-3, 6-2; Karan Salwan bt Keneizotu Whourie 6-4, 6-3; A.K. Pardhasaradh bt Rakshit Rishi 6-4, 6-1; Hardeep S. Sandhu bt Sachin Kumar 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-4.

U-18 girls singles: Simran Sethi bt Isha Budwal 6-0, 6-0; C. Sai Samitha bt Akshara Iska 6-3, 1-6, 6-3; Rimpledeep Kaur bt Devanshi Bhimjiyani 6-3, 6-2; Tarannum Handa bt Mahitha Dadireddy 7-6(9), 6-2; Pranjalla Yadlappa bt Zeel Desai 6-2, 6-0; Amrita Mukherjee bt Shreya Pasricha 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Nehal Sahni bt Rajbir Kaur 6-3, 6-3; Himani Mor bt Gungunati Sruta Kriti 6-3, 6-3.



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