Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Top seed Vishnu Vardhan set up a title date with former Davis Cupper V.M. Ranjeet at the Central Excise Asian Tennis Tour here on Tuesday.
In their semi-final clash, Nitin Kumar Sinha broke Vishnu to take a 2-0 lead but the latter broke back immediately in the next game. Both players held the serve thereafter and were level at 3-3.
Nitin had few chances but missed passing shorts at some important moments and Vishnu broke again to lead 4-3 and eventually both players held serve for Vishnu to take the set at 6-4.
In the second set, Vishnu, with one break, went on to win the set at 6-4.
In the other semi-final, second seed Ranjeet with his aggressive ground strokes proved too strong for giant killer Rohit Rampuria from the beginning, winning 6-3, 61.
Rohit was the wild card entry in the tournament and fought hard in the first set but eventually lost 3-6.
In the second set, Rohit started making few errors trying to get more aggressive and Ranjeet eventually won the second set 6-1.
Earlier, Vishnu ousted Saurav Sukul 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-final while Ranjeet thrashed Ishaque Eqbal 6-1, 6-0.
The men's singles quarter-final results:
(1) Vishnu Vardhan Beat Saurav Sukul 6-1, 6-1
(2) V.M.Ranjeet Beat Ishaque Eqbal 6-1, 6-0
Nitin Kumar Sinha Beat Parkshit Somani 6-3, 6-1
Rohit Rampuria Beat Jagmeet Singh 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
The men's singles semi-final results:
(1) Vishnu Vardhan Beat Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 6-4
(2) V.M. Ranjeet Beat Rohit Rampuria 6-3, 6-1