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Ranjeet gets past Lee,Yuki in quarters

National champion VM Ranjeet is among the players who has benefitted a great deal from the regular camps being held in the Capital for the 2010 Commonwealth Games probables.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
August 27, 2009 12:26:34 am

National champion VM Ranjeet is among the players who has benefitted a great deal from the regular camps being held in the Capital for the 2010 Commonwealth Games probables.

He has made it at least as far as the quarter-finals in the last seven tournaments he has played,and those results include two commendable performances in Iran,where he went as far as the semi-finals and a final earlier this month.

On Wednesday at the DLTA Complex,he slugged it out against a tricky Korean opponent,Seung-Jae Lee and found in himself the strength to outlast him,eventually winning in a third-set tie-break,6-3 4-6 7-6 (8).

This is the second Korean player he has beaten this week at the $10,000 ITF Futures,and in the last eight he will play another,but that will be a much tougher task in the form of third seed and last week’s champion Young-jun Kim

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Kim had hardly any trouble in his second-round match,losing a single game in a dominant 6-0 6-1 win over Rupesh Roy. Vivek Shokeen,who had knocked out fourth seed Kento Takeuchi a day earlier,also lost,going down 6-3 6-3 to Australian K Balakrishnan.

Easy for Yuki
Second seed Yuki Bhambri was having a fairly comfortable time in his match against American Shane La Porte when the latter withdrew with the score at 6-2 1-0. The Indian will next face fifth seed Briton Chris Eaton,who took out compatriot Kyle Brassington 6-2 6-2. Top seed Vishnu beat compatriot Vijayant Malik 6-4,6-2 and would next face seventh seed Dutch Peter Lucassen,who beat Johny Arcilla of the Philippines 6-0,6-2 in another match

Wednesday’s results: (Singles): Vishnu Vardhan bt Vijayant Malik 6-4 6-2; Peter Lucassen (NED) bt Johnny Arcilla (PHI) 6-0 6-2; Kim Young-Jun (KOR) bt Rupesh Roy 6-0 6-1; VM Ranjeet bt Seung-Jae Lee (KOR) 6-3 4-6 7-6 (8); Jae-Won Choi (KOR) bt Rohan Gajjar 6-3 2-6 6-4; K Balakrishnan (AUS) bt Vivek Shokeen 6-3 6-3; Chris Eaton (GBR) bt Kyle Brassington (GBR) 6-2 6-2; Yuki Bhambri bt Shane La Porte (USA) 6-2 1-0 ret.

Doubles: Ashutosh Singh/Vishnu Vardhan bt Yew-Ming Si (MAS/Kento Takeuchi (JPN) 6-4 7-6 (3); Tim Bradshaw (GBR)/Max Jones (GBR) bt Rohan Gajjar/Karan Rastogi 7-5 6-3; Rupesh Roy/Vivek Shokeen bt Vijayant Malik/Akash Wagh bt 1-6 6-1 10-3; Young-jae kim (KOR)/Young-Jun Kim (KOR) Seong-Yoon Chung (KOR)/Seung-jae Lee (KOR) 6-3 3-6 10-5.

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