Mysuru lads Arnav Pathange and G. Manish, taking part in the AITA Men’s Tennis Tournament held at Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy, Bengaluru, won their quarter-finals Men’s Singles matches and entered the semi-finals yesterday.
In the quarter-finals, G. Manish shocked the top-seed Anshu Buyan (Orissa) 6-1, 6-3 while Arnav Pathange beat Sheik Mohammed Iftikar 6-2, 6-1 to enter the semi-finals.
In the pre-quarter-finals, Arnav Pathange beat second seeded Yash Yadhav 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 while G. Manish beat Sivadeep Kosaraju 6-1, 6-1 to progress further.
In the first round match, G. Manish beat Irfan Hussain 6-2, 6-4 and Arnav Pathange beat Alok Aradhya 6-3, 6-0 to progress further.
Earlier in the qualifying rounds, G. Manish beat Rishi Krishna 9-3 and also beat Hitesh 6-0, 6-2 to qualify proper for the Men’s Singles draw.
Arnav Pathange also entered the main draw by winning both his qualifying round matches. In the first round, Arnav beat Shanayak 9-0, while in the second round Arnav beat Deepak 6-2, 6-2 to qualify for the main draw proper.