Four Indians reach quarters of Lahore ITF
Only Rupesh Roy's run was cut short as four Indians made it to the quarters of the ITF at Lahore.
Four of the five Indians in fray advanced to the quarterfinals of the $ 10,000 ITF grass court event in Lahore.
Only Rupesh Roy's run was cut short that too by compatriot Vivek Shokeen.
Roy went down fighting 4-6 5-7 to seventh seed Shokeen in the second round match, on Wednesday.
Shokeen will now face-off against top seed Adam Vejmelka of Czech Republic.
Also making the last-eight stage were finalist of the last week's event Divij Sharan, Sunil Kumar Sipaeya and National Champion Ashutosh Singh
Fifth seed Divij rallied from a set down to beat Sri Lankan Harshana Godamanna 5-7 6-3 7-5 to set up quarterfinal clash against Sipaeya, who got past Asim Shafik of Pakistan 6-4 6-2.
Second seed Ashutosh hardly broke a sweat to advance as he defeated Belgian Bart Govaerts 6-2 6-1 in his second round match.
The Delhi boy next faces a tricky opponent in Aqeel Khan, who had won the title at the last week's event at the same venue.
In the doubles event, the good run of top-seeded Indian pair of Shokeen and Ashutosh continued as they reached the final of the tournament after defeating third seed Taipei duo of Huai-En Chang and Hsin-Han Lee 6-4 7-6(7) in the semifinal match.