Shokeen, Sipaeya impress on second day
Three Indian players made to the quarterfinals of $10,000 ITF event in Lahore after winning their second round matches.Updated: Nov 01, 2007 20:12 IST
Three of the five Indian players in contention made the quarterfinals of $10,000 ITF grass court event in Lahore after winning their second round matches.
Seventh seed Vivek Shokeen defeated Taipei player Huai-En Chang 6-3 6-4 while third seed Sunil Kumar Sipaeya easily beat Nai-Zheng Yu of China 6-4 6-1, on Wednesday.
Also advancing to the last eight stage was fourth seed Divij Sharan, whose Iranian opponent Mohammed Mohazebnia retired after conceding the first set 6-4.
However, it was disappointing day for Ashwin Vijayragavan and Yannick Nelord as their campaign ended in the event.
While Ashwin lost to eighth seed Hsin-Han Lee of Taiepei 1-6 2-6, Yannick conceded his second round match to second seed Bogdan-Victor Lenote of Romania 3-6 3-6.
Shokeen now will now face off with top seed Adam Vejmelka of Czech Republic and Sunil will take on local hope Aqeel Khan. Divij will lock horns with Hsien-Yin Peng of Taipei.
In the doubles event, the Indo-Pak pair of Aqeel and Sunil reached the final after getting the better of second seed Indian pair of Divij and Ashutosh Singh 7-5 6-3.
They will clash for the title with Harshana Godamanna of Sri Lanka and Bart Govaerts of Belgium as they pipped the duo of Kamil Filali of Morocco and Pakistani Jalil Khan 6-4 6-2.
First Published: Nov 01, 2007 20:07 IST