Marina Open wheelchair tennis: Anand beats Gopinath to book semifinal berth
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 08:47 AM |
CHENNAI: Top seed Shekar Veeraswamy of Karnataka eased into the men’s singles semifinals after beating Suresh Kumar of Tamil Nadu 6-1, 6-0 in the Marina Open AITA Ranking wheelchair tennis tournament here at the SDAT tennis stadium. Anand Selvaraj of Tamil Nadu showed great determination to fight back after losing the first set and overcome eighth seed K Gopinath of Karnataka 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Results: Singles: Quarterfinals: Shekar Veeraswamy (KA) bt Kumar S Suresh (TN) 6-1, 6-0; Mariappan D (TN) bt Karthik K (TN) 6-4, 6-2; Anand Selvaraj (TN) bt K Gopinath (KA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Subramanian Balachandar (TN) bt Shivaprasad (KA) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Gopinath K (KA)/Shekar Veeraswamy (KA) bt Madhusudan N (KA)/ Sivaprasad A (KA) 6-0, 6-2; Suresh Kumar S (TN)/Gabriel M (TN) bt Alexander James (TN)/Sathasivam Kannupayan (TN) 6-3, 6-0; Karthik K (TN)/Balachandar (TN) bt Madesh Chandra (KA)/Sharanapa S (KA) 6-1, 6-0; Anand Selvaraj (TN)/Mariappan D (TN) bt Ganesan M (TN)/Keshav Telugu (KA) 6-0, 6-0. Womens: Semifinals: Nalani Buob bt Nalina Kumari 6-0, 6-0; Pratima Rao bt KP Shilpa 6-4, 6-3.
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