Second-seed Sasikumar Mukund of India and his compatriot Arjun Khade reached the singles semifinals of Justice P S Kailasam ITF Men's Futures Tennis Championship 2017 here today with hard-fought wins.
Joining them in the last four were Dutchman Colin van Beem (seeded fourth) and Seong-Gook Oh of Korea.
Mukund needed over two hours to edge out the sixth-seeded Haadin Bava 7-5, 7-6 while Khade, who reached the semifinal in last week's event at the MCC courts, continued his good run by beating Canadian Kelsey Stevenson in three sets.
Van Beem did well to stop the winning run of qualifier Jayesh Pungliya, beating him 7-5, 6-3.
In the doubles finals, the top-seeds Chandril Sood and Lakshit Sood of India would meet compatriots Arjun Kadhe and Rishabdev Raman.
Results (Indians unless otherwise specified) - Men's singles (quarterfinals): Sasi Kumar Mukund (2) bt Haadin Bava (6) 7-5, 7-6(6); Arjun Kadhe bt Kelsey Stevenson (Canada) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Seong-Gook Oh (Korea) bt Clement Larriere (FRA) 6-0, 1-6, 6-4; Colin van Beem (Neth) (4) bt Jayesh Pungliya 7-5, 6-3.
Doubles (Semifinals): Arjun Kadhe/Rishabdev Raman bt Lucas Gomez (Mexico)/Kelsey Stevenson 6-4, 6-3; Chandril Sood /Lakshit Sood (1) bt Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash/Vinayak Sharma Kaza (4) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.
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