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The 43-year-old will now take on top seed Suraj Prabodh, who defeated Armaan Bhatia 6-3, 6-1.
New Delhi: Nitin Kumar Sinha defeated Faisal Qamar while Bava Haddin tamed Jayesh Pungliya to qualify for the Fenesta national tennis championship men’s singles quarter-finals here on Wednesday. Sinha outplayed eighth seed Qamar 6-3, 6-2 while second seed Haddin outthought Pungliya 7-5, 6-4 in the second round at the DLTA Complex.
Sinha next takes on D. Singh, who ousted qualifier N. Golmei 6-1, 6-1. Qamar could not break Sinha’s all-round game as his over reliance on the backhand slice was not enough to trouble the Bengal boy. Haddin now faces Arjun Kadhe, who dispatched Hardeep Singh Sandhu 7-5, 6-1 in his second round match.
Veteran Nitten Kirrtane also reached the last-eight with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over Siddhanth Banthia. The 43-year-old will now take on top seed Suraj Prabodh, who defeated Armaan Bhatia 6-3, 6-1.
In women’s singles, Bhuvana Kalva knocked out third seed Shweta Rana 6-2, 6-4. Bhuvana will lock horns with former champion Prerna Bhambri, who trounced Moulika B Ram 6-0, 6-0. Top seed Zeel Desai also booked a quarter-final berth with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Shreya Gulia.
Next up for Zeel is Shaikh Humera, who emerged triumphant against eighth seed Sara Yadav 6-3, 6-4. In the bottom half, Priknle Singh got a walkover from an injured Yubrani Banerjee to set up a quarter-final match-up with Tanisha Kashyap, who beat N. Raj 6-4, 6-1.
Mahak Jain and Sai Samhita Chamarthi completed the quarter-final spots with their respective wins. Mahak got past Snehadevi S. Reddy 6-2 6-2 while Samhita beat S. Soha 6-3, 6-1.