Bajracharya sails into quarters
Lalitpur, April 24
Defending champion Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals of the fifth Citizens’ Bank Open Tennis Tournament here at Satdobato Tennis Complex today.
Bajracharya knocked Tanuja Agrawal out in straight sets of 6-0, 6-0 to make it to the last eight.
Pranav Khanal defeated Bikash Khadka 6-2, 6-2, while Kumar Adhikari outplayed Kubehang Chemjong 6-0, 6-0 to make it to the last eight.
Likewise, Dawa Sherpa registered a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Abhinav Acharya, Anil Shahi saw off Subrat Basnet 6-1, 6-1, Santosh Khatri beat Pradeep Khadka 6-4, 6-4, Jitendra Pariyar defeated Ranjan Shrestha 6-0, 6-0 and Nabin Magar outplayed Adit Subedi 7-5, 6-0 and entered the quarters.
In the men’s doubles section, pairs of Kumar Adhikari/Jitendra Pariyar, Santosh Khatri/Dawa Sherpa, and Shyam GC/Anjan Thing advanced to the semi-finals.
Similarly, in the mixed doubles category, pairs of Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya/Mayanka Rana, Nabin Magar/Prerana Koirala, Shakti Sharma/Ganga Sharma and Shreeram Magar/Ira Rawat made it to the semi-finals.
Mahesh Shrestha, Aatmaram Karki, Bijay Maharjan, Niraj Thapa, Kamal Bhandari, Rajan Paudel, Subod Adhikari and Raju Shrestha entered the quarter-finals in above-35 veteran singles category, while the pairs of Raju Shrestha/Hemraj Dhakal, Niraj Thapa/Gopi Bhattarai, Aatmaram Karki/Manoj Arora, Chhewang Lama/Manoj Shah, Kamal Bhandari/Mahesh Shrestha and Niresh Shrestha/Dharma Ratna Shahi sailed into the last eight in above-35 veteran doubles.
Likewise, Krishna Raj Ghale, Dharma Lamichhane, Pradeep Shah and Bikash Gurung secured their places in above-45 veteran singles, while the pairs of Raju Chhetri/Degendra Shrestha, Uttam Bogati/Hem Chandra Gurung, Kaji Gurung-Karim Ulha Muslim, Prem Thapa/Bharun Malla, Sanjay Amatya/Dharma Ratna Shahi, Pratap Moktan/Krishna Raj Ghale, Lok Gurung/Dharma Lamichhane and Prithvi Man Gurung/Padam Gurung made it to the above-45 veteran doubles quarters.
Prithvi Thakali, Dilip Singh and Gyanendra Tamrakar secured their places in above-55 veteran singles category.