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Former national champion Mohit Mayur fought past sixth seed Lucas Gomez of Mexico 7-6(3), 6-4 in the first round of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament at the Perks School in Coimbatore on Monday.
With rain forcing the qualifying matches along with the main draw in a cramped schedule, the players had to be at their best to pull through.
Fourth seed Haadin Bava who had a good run in the last event in Tharamani was knocked out in straight sets by Cing-Yang Meng of Chinese Taipei.
Asian junior champion Nitin Kumar Sinha beat the best ranked junior in the country Siddhant Banthia in straight sets in the final qualifying round for a berth in the main draw. He was rewarded with a first round against fellow qualifier Chandril Sood.
In doubles, brothers Anirudh Chandrasekar and PC Vignesh beat the second seeds from Chinese Taipei Yu Hsiang Chiu and Jui-Chen Hung in the second set tie-break.
Singles (first round): Yu Hsiang Chiu (Tpe) bt Niki Poonacha 2-0 (retired); Cing-Yang Meng (Tpe) bt Haadin Bava 6-3, 6-2; Mohit Mayur bt Lucas Gomez (Mex) 7-6(3), 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood bt Lucas Gomez (Mex) & Kelsey Stevenson (Can) 7-6(3), 6-2; Haadin Bava & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Prithvi Sekhar & Manish Sureshkumar 6-2, 7-5; Yurii Dzhavakian (Ukr) & Clen Van Beem (Ned) bt Ankit Chopra & VM Ranjeet 7-6(8), 4-6, 12-10; Suresh Dhakshineswar & Kunal Vazirani bt Cameron Siverman (US) & Sathi Reddy Chirala 7-6(5), 6-4; Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Yu Hsiang Chiu & Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe) 6-4, 7-6(4).
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Fahad Mohammed bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4; Arjun Kadhe bt Ramakrishnan Rangaraju 6-0, 6-2; Suraj Prabodh bt Rishabdev Raman 6-2, 6-0; Chandril Sood bt Hardeep Singh Sandhu 7-6(4), 7-5; Phongsapak Kerdlaphee (Tha) bt Shaikh Abdullah 6-4, 6-2; Tejas Chaukulkar bt Li-Wie Tan (Tpe) 7-6(8), 6-4; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Siddhant Banthia 6-3, 6-2; Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Ansu Bhuyan 6-4, 6-2.
First round: Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Shramay Dhawan 6-2, 6-2; Fahad Mohammed bt Kunal Vazirani 6-4, 7-5; Arjun Kadhe bt PC Vignesh 6-7(7), 6-0, 6-1; Ramakrishnan Rangaraju bt Prashanth Selvaraj 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5); Rishabdev Raman bt SD Prajwal Dev 7-5, 7-6(5); Suraj Prabodh bt Armaan Bhatia 6-4, 6-4; Hardeep Singh Sandhu bt Kittirat Kiedlaphee (Tha) 6-3, 7-6(4); Chandril Sood bt Bharath Nishok Kumaran 6-0, 6-2; Shaikh Abdullah bt Jessy Kalambay (Sui) 7-6(4), 6-2; Phongsapak Kerdlaphee bt Jatin Dahiya 7-5, 6-1; Tejas Chaukulkar bt Ankit Chopra 6-1, 6-4; Li-Wie Tan bt Anvit Bendre 6-2, 6-4; Siddhant Banthia bt Vasisht Cheruku 6-2, 5-2 (retired); Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Deepak Senthil 6-1, 6-1; Ansu Bhuyan bt Ravishankar Sathiyaraj 6-4, 6-3.
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 18:
Vijay Sundar Prashant got past Heera Ashiq of Pakistan 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of men’s tennis in the Asian Indoor Games in Ashagat, Turkmenistan, on Monday.
Second seed Sumit Nagal also cruised into the pre-quarterfinals as he outplayed Leniker Thomas of Vanuatu for the loss of one game.
Men (first round): Vijay Sundar Prashant bt Heera Ashiq (Pak) 6-1, 6-4; Sumit Nagal bt Leniker Thomas (Van) 6-0, 6-1.
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 17:
Sumit Nagal has been seeded No.2 and projected as the next big hope for Indian tennis in the Asian Indoor Games scheduled to begin in Ashagabat, Turkmenistan on Tuesday.
‘’With the game booming in India, there is no doubt we are looking for a star player, man or woman. We are hoping for big things from Sumit. He has a lot of flair in his personality and on court’’, Ashutosh Singh, the coach of the Indian men’s ttennis eam was quoted by the orgnaisers in the new release.
Vijay Sundar Prashant will be the other Indian player in the men’s draw and figures as the third seed.
Prashanth has been seeded No.1 with Vishnu Vardhan for doubles and the duo has been seeded direct into the quarterfinals.
It is the same case for the women’s top seeds Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare, as they figure direct in the doubles quarterfinals. The singles will feature Ankita Raina and Riya Bhatia as the No.1 and fourth seeds respectively.
Sidharth Rawat and Dhruthi Venugopal were originally scheduled to be the mixed doubles team, but looking for the best option, the Indian team opted to field Vishnu Vardhan and Prarthana Thombare, who have both Asian Games medals.
Ankita Bhambri is the coach of the Indian women’s team.
India were left to battle it out in the Asian zone yet again after Ramkumar Ramanathan’s defeat in the must-win fourth rubber as Denis Shapovalov steered Canada back to the elite Davis Cup World Group, here Sunday.
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