Kolkata, Nov 05: Qualifier Md Fardeen stretched 3rd seeded Aditya Vardhan Roy Chowdhury to the limits at the opening rounds of the Men's Open Singles at the ongoing Calcutta Hard Court Tennis Championship 2018, been held at the Calcutta South Club Ltd.
Aditya, seeded 3 in the Men's Open Singles draw took an hour and 40 minutes to get the better of qualifier Md Fardeen by a close 6-4,6-4. He will face Jaffer Javed, a wild card entrant, in the quarter final tomorrow. Javed played a marathon against Farooque Warsi and won by 6-2,6-7(3),6-4.
In Ladies Singles, unseeded Shatavisa Ghosh thrashed Monika Kumar, seeded 3, without conceding a game to enter the semi finals. Top seeded Yubrani Banerjee blanked C.P Sirsha by a ruthless 6-0,6-0 to enter the semi finals.
Men's Open Singles (1st Round, Main Draw)
Arghya Das (1) bt Sourav Chowdhury 6-1,6-4
Aditya Vardhan Roy Chowdhury (3) bt Md Fardeen 6-4,6-4
Rishab Jha (4) bt Rishi Chaturvedi 6-1,6-3
Ladies Open Singles (Quarter Final)
Yubrani Banerjee (1) bt C.P Sirsha 6-0,6-0
Shruti Gupta (2) bt Amrita Ohdedar 6-1,6-3
Shatavisa Ghosh bt Monika Kumar (3) 6-0,6-0
Matches will start from 10:00 am tomorrow.