Fifth-seeded Anand Selvaraj defeated his fourth-seeded Tamil Nadu statemate D Mariappan for a minor upset, while top three seeds, Shekar V, Balachandar S and Shivaprasad respectively, entered the semifinals of the Tabebuia Open 2017, the second AITA-ranking tournament of the Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour at the KSLTA courts here on Friday.
Top seed Prathima N Rao and Shilpa KP, both from Karnataka topped their respective groups and
entered the semifinals of the women's singles.
In the last-four matches, Prathima will take on statemate Ammu Mohan while Shilpa will play another local player Nalina Kumari.
Men's singles quarterfinals: (1) Shekar Veeraswamy, Kar bt (8) K Gopinath, Kar 6-0, 6-1; (5) Anand
Selvaraj, TN bt (4) Mariappan D, TN 6-2, 7-6 (6); (3) Shivaprasad, Kar bt Anil D Almeida, Kar 4-6, 6-3,
7-5; (2) , TN bt (7) K Karthik, TN 6-3, 6-3.
Men's doubles: Pre-quarters: Shankarlinga/ Anil D Almedia, Kar bt Joseph Abraham/ Dileep Kumar,
Kar 9-0; Shivaprasad/ Madhusdan, Kar bt Anjinappa/ Sarvanan, Kar 9-0; Suresh Kumar/ M Gabriel,
TN bt Sagar BR/ Moulali MG, Kar 9-2; Sathashivam/ Alexander, TN bt Madesh Chandra/ Neelanajaiah Kar 9-4.