Tennis: Mohammed puts out Kannan

Chennai, June 5 (IANS) Faiz Mohammed ended former National champion Vijay Kannan’s run with a hard-fought 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-1, win to enter the singles quarterfinals of the BR Adityan-GNC ITF Men’s Futures tennis tournament here Wednesday.

Also through to the round of eight were top four seeds Sriram Balaji, Jeevan Nedunchezian, Vijayant Malik and Japan’s Toshide Matsui.

The results:

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): 1-N Sriram Balaji bt Jatin Dahiya 6-1, 6-1; Fariz Mohammed bt Vijay Kannan 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-1; 4-Toshihide Matsui (JPN) bt Suraj R Prabodh 6-2, 6-3; 7-Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Chandril Sood 6-3, 6-4; 8-Karunuday Singh bt Jui-Chen Hung (TPE) 6-1, 6-3; 3-Vijayant Malik bt Vignesh Veerabadran 6-0, 6-1; 6-Vinayak Sharma Kaza bt Ajay Selvaraj 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3); 2-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Garvit Batra 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): 1-N Sriram Balaji / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Sagar Ahuja / Jui-Chen Hung (TPE) 6-4, 6-4; Zach Itzstein (AUS) / Vignesh Veerabadran bt 3-Vijayant Malik / Amrit Narasimhan (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8; Fariz Mohammed / Vignesh Peranamallur bt Anvit Bendre / Tushar Mandlekar 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-4; 2-Keith-Patrick Crowley (RSA) / Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan bt Kunal Anand / Sagar Manjanna 6-2, 6-3.

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