SEYO Tennis Tournament:
Stage set for men's open singles semis
By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 7 : The semi-finals line up of the men's singles competition of the ongoing 2nd State Level SEYO Tennis Tournament was completed today with Bushan, Becker, Azad Khan and Rivaskar making the last four.
Bushan downed Luching Lukram 9-4 today to set up semi final date with Becker who outlasted Akendrajit 9-4 in another quarter final clash today.
Azad Khan on the other hand earned the semi-final berth with a 9-4 win against Dompson in the quarter final today while Rivaskar fetched a 9-4 win against Paras to complete the line up.
Earlier Paras made it to the quarter final with a 9-5 win against Herojit.
Balkrishna and Jayanta pair and Pradip and Rupam duo had advanced to the quarter finals of the above 45 years doubles competition today. Balkrishna and Jayanta carved out a 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 win against Lemba and Pradeep pair to make it to the last 8 stage while Pradip and Rupam eased 6-1, 6-1 past Ranjit and Babulu.
The day at SEYO Tennis court also saw 4 pairs seal their place in the quarter finals of the above 35 years doubles competition.
Rupam and Bona pair were able to book the last 8 round berth with an easy 6-0, 6-2 win against Birla and Jayenta as Rabi and Akendrajit combined well to prevail 6-1, 6-2 against Amon and Babulu pair.
Ashok and Pritam then outlasted Prakash and Manikanta 7-5, 6-0 to earn the last 8 berth before Ibohal and Dilip overwhelmed Premananda and Sanatomba 6-2, 6-0 to book the quarter final berth. Premananda and Sanatomba reached the pre-quarter final round with a 6-7 (7-4), 6-0, 10-4 win against Balkrishna and Pradeep.
Earlier, in a first round clash, Sanayaima and Chingkhei pair outlasted H Premananda and Pratap 6-3, 6-0. Prakash and Manikanta also bag a 6-0, 6-2 win against Amarjit and Pradeep earlier in their first round clash before going down to Ashok and Pritam in the pre-quarter final stage.