2nd Manipur Floodlight Tennis TourneyBalkrishna-Suraj enter 35+ doubles quarters

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 16 : The pair of Balkrishna and Suraj eased to a 6-0, 6-1 win against Shantikumar-Tarun duo to made it to the quarter final of the 2nd Manipur Floodlight Tennis Tournament 2022 which began yesterday under the aegis of Imphal District Tennis Association at its complex.
The day also saw Manikanta and Pritam outlast Jogen and Lenin 6-0, 6-3 to set up a quarter final date with Balkrishna and Suraj.
Ibohal and Ashok also advanced to the quarter final in the same competition as they carved out a 6-3, 6-4 win against Gobin and Chingkheingamba. They will meet Ranjan and Prakash in the quarter final.
Ranjan and Prakash made it to the quarter final with a hard fought 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) win against Iboton and Dolhanjit today.
Khelen and Korou pair also sealed a place in the quarter final as they outlasted Ratan and Chingkhei 6-0, 6-2 and will meet Bona and Rabi pair who got a first round walk over, in the quarter final. Ribhaskar and Aken also got a bye and will meet Prasana and Pradeep who got a walk over against Kangjam and Ahenba, in the quarter final.
Meanwhile in the 45+ doubles competition, Balkrishna and Pradeep sealed a 6-0-7-5 win against Keshorjit and Premananda pair to book a quarter final ticket yesterday.
In the meantime, Ibohal and Jayanta and two other pairs progressed to the semis.
Ibohal and Jayanta reached the semi-final with a 6-2, 6-2 thrashing of Arun and Aldrin after the two pairs got first round byes yesterday.
Kangjam and Manikanta also managed a 6-3, 6-2 win against Sanatomba and Kondum in a quarter final match today to set up a semi-final date with Ibohal and Jayanta. Elsewhere, Prakash and Ranjan confirmed their semi-final ticket with a 6-1, 6-2 rout of Ramkumar and Premananda pair in a quarter final match today.