Sunil Kumar Sipeya enters quarters

Gulbarga, Oct 24 (UNI) Sunil Kumar Sipeya was the lone Indian to enter quarter finals while six other Indians lost tamely in the second round of the 15,000 dollar Gulbarga Open ITF mens' tennis tournament here today.

Eighth seed Sunil Kumar defeated compatriot Vijay Kannan 6-1, 6-3 to storm into last eight, while unseeded players Ajay Selvaraj, Ashutosh Singh, Tushar Liberhan, Vivek Shokeen, Aditya Medkekar and Paurav Raja lost their respective matches in the second round.

Top seed Poval Cervenak stormed into the quarterfinals defeating Aditya 6-2, 6-4. His first round encounter with Roy Rupesh was abandoned half way yesterday, when the score reached 7-6(4), 6-3.

The others who made it to the quarters with easy second round wins were second seed Rainer Eitzinger of Austria, third seed Ivan Cerovic of Croatia, fourth seed Dekel Valtzer of Israel and seventh seed Marek Semjan of Slovakia.

Following are the results: Singles (first round): Poval Cervenak (Svk) bt Rupesh Roy 7-6(7), 6-7(9), 6-1 Rainer Eitzinger (Aut) bt Rohan Gide 6-2, 6-2 Vijay Kannan bt Varun Walia 6-3, 6-2 Paurav Raja bt Divij Sharan 7-5, 6-3 Sunil Kumar Sipaeya bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-3, 6-2 Second round: Alexey Kedryuk (Kaz) bt Ajay Selvaraj 6-0, 6-1 Rainer Eitzinger bt Robert Belak (Srb) 6-1, 6-2 Dekel Valtzer (Isr) bt Ashutosh Singh 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(1) Ivan Cerovic (cro) bt Tushar Liberhan 6-1, 6-2 Marek Semjan (Svk) bt Vivek Shokeen 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 P Cervank bt Aditya Madkekar 6-4, 6-2 S Sipaeya bt V Kannan 6-1, 6-3 Philip Oswald (Aut) bt P Raja 6-3, 6-3 UNI

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 21:05 [IST]
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