Arjun proved too good against second seeded P.C. Vignesh who was knocked out 6-2, 6-1 while Mohit marched into the semifinals at the expense of Mukund Sasikumar, winning 6-3, 7-5 at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Complex.
Fourth seed Chandril Sood, who got the better of Delhi's Saurabh Singh 6-2, 7-5, will face Arjun in the semifinals Friday while Mohit will be up against veteran Nitten Kirtane, who dispatched Punjab's Gurinder Singh 6-3, 6-2.
In women's singles, Shweta Rana accounted for Mahitha Reddy but not before the top seed went through some anxious moments in the first set. Eventually, Shweta won the contest 7-6(6), 6-1 while second seed Prerna Bhambri remains the biggest threat for Shweta.
Prerna, the defending champion, made her quarterfinal against veteran Rushmi Chakravorthi a one-sided contest and stormed into the semis with a straight sets victory, outplaying Rushmi 6-3, 6-2, and will play C. Sai Samitha in the last four.
The sixth seed Samitha was down 2-6 against Asian junior champion Snehadevi Reddy, before she came back strongly to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-1.
The day started with a contest between fourth seed Sharmada Balu and third seed Eetee Maheta. The two fought hard but it was Sharmada, who emerged victorious with a 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-2 verdict. Sharmada will be up against top seed Shweta next.
In the boys Under-18 quarterfinals, Udayan Bhakar beat Nikki Poonacha 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, Mukund Sasikumar defeated Shrey Gupta 6-1, 6-0. Hardeep Singh Sandhu edged past Prajwal Dev 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and Dalwinder Singh thrashed B.R. Nikshep 6-1, 6-0.
In the Under-18 girls quarterfinals, Samitha beat Devanshi Bhimjiyani 6-3, 6-1, Karman K. Thand beat Mihika Yadav 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Teertha Iska defeated Shristi Slaria 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-6(2) and Simran K. Sethi beat Jennifer Luikhan 6-4, 6-4.
--IANS (Posted on 17-10-2013)