Bajracharya, Khanal in semi-finals

Hetauda, December 13

Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya and Pranab Khanal advanced to the men’s singles semi-finals of the eighth Samari Slam Lawn Tennis Tournament here today.

Bajracharya defeated Jitendra Pariyar 6-1, 6-1, while Khanal beat Shyam Sundar GC 6-2, 6-1 t make it to the last four along with Santosh Khatri and Pradeep Khadka. Khatri outplayed Sujan Gurung 6-1, 6-1 and Khadka recorded a 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Shakti Sharma.

In doubles category, the pairs of Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya/Sajan Dhungana Chhetri, Santosh Khatri/Bharat Rayamajhi, Shree Ram Magar/Preeti Baral and Jitendra Pariyar/Dev Bahadur Chhetri advanced to the semis.

In the above-45 veteran category, Krishna Raj Ghale saw off Sijar Gurung 6-1, 5-7, 10-1 and advanced to the last four. In above-55 section, Manoj Rana beat Kumar Ghimire 6-2, 6-0, Chyamba Dandub defeated Raj Kumar Gurung 6-2, 6-4, Uttam Lama registered a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Dhruba Gurung and Pradeep Shah outplayed Rajendra Singh Bhandari 6-0, 6-2 to enter the semis.

In above-60 category, Bharat Rayamajhi thrashed Kumar Mohan Shahi 6-0, 6-3 and entered the last four. In above-35, Nabin Chalise beat Pralahad Basnet 7-5, 6-1, while Gopi Bhattarai saw off Krishna Govinda Kasula 6-2, 6-3 to advance to quarters.