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Kaza shocks Prashanth for semis berth in tennis tourney

VINAYAK SHARMA KAZA upset top seed Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1 to reach the singles semi-finals of the Raman Sports Trust Men's Futures tennis tournament in Coimbatore on Thursday, as reported by IANS.

However, second seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan maintained his form to keep his appointed place in the semi-finals when he outplayed Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash in straight sets to set up a clash with Sidharth Rawat who eased past Manzano Rodriguez of Spain 6-3, 5-2 (retd).

In the other semi-final, Sharma takes on wild card Prajnesh Gunneswaran who overcame seventh seed Sumit Nagal 6-4, 7-6(4).

The results (Quarter-finals): 6-Vinayak Sharma Kaza bt 1-Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-1; WC-Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt 7-Sumit Nagal 6-4, 7-6(4); Sidharth Rawat bt Manzano Rodriguez (ESP) 6-3, 5-2 (retd); 2-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt 5-Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (semi-finals): 1- Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan / N Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Chindril Sood / Lakshit Sood 6-3, 6-4; 4-Markos Kalovelonis (RUS) / Timur Khabibulin (Kaz) bt 2-Xin Gao / Bowen Ouyang (CHN) 6-4, 6-7(10), 10-4.

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