Vishnu Vardhan of IND the number one seed disposed off Vivek Shokeen the lucky loser in straight sets 6-4 7-6 (5). Vivek Shokeen put up a spirited fight in the 2nd set matching Vardhan stroke by stroke before going down 7-6 (5) in a tie breaker. CLTA Trainee Sanam Singh on the other hand recorded an easy win against wild card enterant LOS SANTOS, J of Malayasia 6-3 6-1. The 6th seed LEE, Hsin-Hnn of TPE got the better of JORDI Kevin of Switzerland in three sets 4-6 6-1 6-1. JORDI Kevin who had made it to the main draw from the qualifiers made a spirited bid as he wrapped up the first set 6-4 but went down tamely in the next two sets 6-1 6-1. Wild card enterant Sidharth Rawat of IND tamed his fellow country man Vijay KANNAN who had made it from the qualifiers. The match was a see saw struggle for superemacy as the two players matched each other stroke by stroke. Rawat won the first set 7-5 while Vijay KANAN took up the gauntlet and wrapped up the 2nd set at 7-5. The 3rd set also saw long rallies before Sidharth Rawat clinched it 6-4. The number two seed ONOZAWA Arata of Japan tamed Abhijit Tiwari the wild card enterant in two straight sets 7-5 6-2 . Tiwari put up a sipirited resistance in the 1st set before going down 7-5. However, the 2nd set was claimed by ONOZAWA 6-2 with ease.
In the doubles the top seeded pair of LEE, Hsin – Han PENG, Hsien-Yin disposed off the Indian challenge of JAYAPRAKASH, Mohit Mayur Tiwari and Abhijeet in straight sets 6-4 6-4 to move into the quarter finals. The Indian pair put up a spirited fight but the Top seeds were able to prevail over the Indian pair. The 2nd Seed BARRY Sam of IRL and BUGBY Miles of GBR had no difficulty in getting past FEAVER James and GABB, Richard of GBR in straight sets 6-1 6-4. The 3rd seed the Japanese pair of ONOZAWA Arata and TAKEUCHI, Kento made short work of BUN, Kenny of CAM and DULDAEV Daniiar of KGZ in straight sets of 6-0 6-2. The 4th seed Indian pair of BALAJI, N.Sriram and VIRALI-MURUGESAN, R sent their Indian compatiriot, ANAN KUNAL and SIDHARTH RAWAT in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
The matches will start tomorrow at 10.00 am. With four matches to be played simultaneously on four courts. In the afternoon after the matches the two special contests ACE “N” PACE contest and BULLS EYE Contest will be held.