Maheshwor, Santosh in semis
Lalitpur, October 3:
Maheshwor Tiwari, Santosh Khatri and Ramesh Karki advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals at the eighth Nepal Investment Bank National Tennis Tournament. Kalpana Thapa finished third in the ladies’ singles with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Shagun Thapa. Entering to the mixed doubles semi-finals were Chandra Shahi/Renu Bajracharya, Rajesh Chhetri/Kalpana Thapa Magar, Ramesh Karki/Priti Rijal, and Hari Hayu/Sarita Adhikari. Dipak Shrestha, Shyam Thapa, Gyanendra Tamrakar and Laxman Rana also entered semis in the veterans’ singles (above 55yrs). Making it to the quarter-finals in the veterans singles (above 35yrs) were Surya Bhusan Bajracharya, Soviet Man Shrestha and Herbendra Singh.