Bhubaneswar, Oct. 3:
Top seed Chinmay Pradhan of Odisha entered the semifinal of the singles event of the AITA Men’s Ranking Tennis tournament defeating Bharat Bharadwaj (Haryana) at the SOA University sports complex here on Thursday.
Rain continued to interfere with the proceedings but the quarterfinal matches could be completed during the day.
The other players to make the last four were SD Prajwal Dev of Karnataka, Neeraj Choudhary of Madhya Pradesh and Abhinansu Borthakur of Assam.
While Choudhary defeated seventh-seeded Rashein Samuel (Karnataka) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, Borthakur was leading 6-4 and 2-0 against Sandeep Tirdala (AP) when the latter conceded the tie.
In the other quarterfinal, Prajwal Dev beat state-mate Vishnu Jinan 7-5, 6-1.