Siddharth completely dominated the proceedings against third seed Mohit and registered a comfortable 6-4 6-0 win.

Vaishnavi also overcame a mental block to post a hard-fought 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4 victory over Rishika in the last eight encounter at the R K Khanna Tennis Complex here.

In other quarterfinals today, fourth seed Nitten Kirrtane also suffered a similar fate, losing to Ronit Bisht 0-6 1-6. But top seed Karunuday Singh managed to beat V M Ranjit 6-4 6-2 to set up a semifinal clash with Siddharth tomorrow.

Vishnu Vardhan, who outplayed Chandril Sood 6-1 6-1, will face Ronit in the other last four match.

In the women's singles, Prerna Bhambri continued her dominant form and shut the door on Sharon Paul 6-3 6-2 to make the semifinals.

Karman Kaur Thandi ended fourth seed Vaniya Dangwal's campaign with a straight-set 6-4 6-4 victory, while second seed Shweta Rana had to work hard for a place in the last four stage of the tournament. Shweta faced a tough challenge from Amrita Mukherjee but managed to prevail over her opponent 6-1 1-6 6-3.

Rishika had to fight hard against Vaishnavi. Rishika was 1-4 down in the opening set but battled her way back into the match and forced the set into the tie-breaker. Vaishnavi took the lead in the tie-breaker and maintained it to win 7-5.

Rishika started trailing in the second set but won five straight games to take the match into the decider. Vaishnavi broke Rishika twice to win a tough match against the top seed, who recently came back from Incheon where she represented India at the Asian Games.

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