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Malik leads way into last eight of ITF tennis

Top seed Vijayant Malik eased past Ronak Manuja 7-5, 6-3 to lead the field into the quarter-finals of the MCC-SR Subramaniam ITF Men's Futures tennis tournament here Wednesday.

Belgium's Mark Vervoort knocked out fourth seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 7-5, 6-2 with the Indian suffering from a stomach ailment while Ashwin Vijayragavan served strongly to edge out seventh ranked Belgian Gaetan De Lovinfosse 6-4, 7-6 (3).

The results:

Singles: 1-Vijayant Malik (IND) bt Ronak Manuja (IND) 7-5, 6-3; Mark Vervoort (NED) bt 4-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) 7-5, 6-2; 5-N Sriram Balaji (IND) bt Ajai Selvaraj (IND) 6-2, 7-6 (2); Ashwin Vijayaraghavan (IND) bt 7-Gaetan de Lovinfosse 6-4, 7-6(3); 6-N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) bt Peter Goldsteiner (AUT) 6-4, 6-2; Austin Karosi (USA) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma (IND) 6-4, 6-4; 3-Ranjeet Virali Murugesan (IND) bt Saurabh Patil (IND) 6-3, 6-1; Joss Espasandin (SUI) bt Sidharth Rawat (IND) 7-5, 6-1;

Doubles: Elwin Antony / Fariz Mohammed (IND) bt Kunal Anand IND) / Ronak Manuja (IND) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7; Rupesh Roy / Vivek Shokeen (IND) bt Vijayant Malik / Kaza Vinayak Sharma (IND) 6-3, 6-1; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan / N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) bt Gaetan de Lovinfosse / Yannick Vandenbulcke (BEL) 6-2, 6-4; Abhijeet Tiwari / Ashwin Vijayragavan (IND) bt N Sriram Balaji / Ranjeet Virali Murugesan (IND) 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 10-3.
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