Sanam progresses in Toronto event

New Delhi: Sanam Singh enjoyed a good day in the office as he reached the singles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals in the USD 15,000 ITF men`s Futures tournament in Toronto, Canada.

Second seed diminutive Sanam overcame a fighting American Evan King 6-4, 7-6(0) in the singles second round. He will fight it out with Canadian Brayden Schnur for a place in the semifinals.

In the doubles, he and his Indian partner Vijayant Malik defeated America`s Sekou Banggoura and Eric Quigley 6-1, 3-6, 11-9 in the quarterfinals.

Up next for them are third seeds Americans Jason Jung and Evan King.

In the Sharm El Sheikh event in Egypt, N Sriram Balaji, seeded second, moved to the singles quarterfinals after getting a walk over from Rafal Teurer of Poland.

At the same event, Arjun Kadhe beat local qualifier Youssef Hossam 6-2, 6-0 to make it to the second round.

He next faces eighth seed Colombian C Rodriguez.

Kadhe also tasted success in the doubles as he and his Spaniard partner Pol Tledo Bague shocked second seeded Portuguese pair of A Gaspar Murta and Danyal Sualehe 6-4, 6-2.

Now they find India`s Sasi Kumar Mukund and Morocco`s Mohamed Adnaoui, who beat Polish pair of Dariusz Lipka and Pavel Lipka 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.