Lee-Hesh cruise to quarters, Somdev also wins


Staff member
New Delhi October 6:

Somdev Devvarman survived a scare before Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi recorded a straight-set win as India continued its domination in the tennis event of the Commonwealth Games with an all-win day here.

The top seeded and favorites Paes-Bhupathi sailed into the men's doubles quarterfinals with a 6-3 6-3 win over Sri Lanka's Thangarajah Dineshkanthan and Amresh Jayawickreme in the first round. Somdev Devvarman, top seed in the men's singles, began the day for the hosts on a winning note although his 6-4 6-2 win was not convincing.

India's women's doubles pair of Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree also cruised to the quarterfinals with 6-0 6-1 demolition of Maldives'Aminath Irufa Mahir and Aminath Maleela Solih. With the Lee-Hesh victory, India have now won seven of the eight matches in two days of competition.