Vishnu, Saketh enter semifinals of National Tennis C`ship

New Delhi: Vishnu Vardhan and Saketh Myneni stormed into the semi-finals of men`s singles event of the Fenesta National tennis championship here at the DLTA stadium.

The athletic and sturdy Vishnu had an easy outing as he outplayed S V Abhishek 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter-finals. He hardly made any unforced errors.

Myneni, the Andhra boy, played a solid game to down Vijay Prashanth 6-3, 6-1.

Meanwhile, Delhi teenager Yuki Bhambri also did not have to stretch himself as he outsmart Ankit Sachdeva 6-1, 6-3.

In the women`s section, Isha Lakhani once again showed that her hunger for success is not yet over. Up against the seasoned Sheetal Goutham, Isha came from a set down to register 4-6, 6-2, 6- 3 victory.

"It has been an exciting run for me. I am enjoying this run," said Isha.

Rushmi Chakravarthy, 34, who has been part of the national circuit for almost two decades now, thrashed Shivika Burman 6-0, 6-2.

Soujanya Bavishetti beat Rishika Sunkara 6-7 (5), 7-5, 4-0 in a long-drawn affair, while Rutuja Bhosale, who had an injury earlier in the day, put put a strong fight to record a 6-2, 6-3 win over Prarthana Thombare.


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