Karthik vs Bala; Shekar vs Mariappan in semis: Tabebuia Open wheelchair tennis

By | December 5, 2019

Bengaluru, 5 Dec 2019: Last year’s finalists K Karthik of Tamil Nadu and local lad Shekar Veeraswamy are in line for a repeat final but before that Karthik will have to face a tough fight from statemate S Balachander while Shekar will take on TN’s Mariappan D in the men’s semifinals on Friday in the 4th Tabebuia Open, IATA ranking Wheelchair Tennis tournament at KSLTA here.

Doubles match in progress during the second day of the 4th Tababuia Open AITA ranking wheelchair tennis tournament at KSLTA stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

In the women’s section favourite and top seed Prathima N Rao, who won the earlier two ranking rounds in Chennai and Hyderabad, will be looking for a clean sweep, taking on lowly Ruth Rajeswari in the semis. In the other half of the round robin, second seed and last year’s finalist Shilpa KP will take on Nalina Kumari in the last four.

Results Men’s singles QF: K Karthik (TN) bt Sadashivam Kannupayan (TN) 6-1, 6-1; S Balachander (TN) bt Manojkanth Somasundaram (TN) 5-1 (retired); Mariappan D (TN) bt Madhusudhan H (Kar) 6-1, 6-0; Shekar Veeraswamy (Kar) bt Abdul Gafer A (Kar) 6-0, 6-0;

Men’s doubles QF: S Balachander/ Shekar Veeraswamy bt M Gabriel/ Suresh Kumar 6-0, 6-1; Anil D Almeida/ Sathasivam Kannupayan bt Abdul Gafer A/ Pandurangaswamy BR 6-2, 6-0; Hanumanthappa DN/ Indudhara BS bt 3-6, 6-3, 10-4; Indrajeet Pandey w/o Manojkanth Somasundaram.

Women’s semifinal line-up after round-robin: Prathima N Rao (Kar) vs Ruth Rajeswari (TN); Shilpa KP (Kar) vs Nalina Kumari (Kar);

Singles action on Day 2: Tabebuia Open Wheelchair Tennis tourney
Category: Tennis

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