Ashwin Vijayragavan lost 6-3, 6-1 to Andre Gaspar Murta of Portugal in the first round of the $10,000 ITF Futures tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar. The Indian challenge did not cross the first round of the main draw in both singles and doubles.
The results: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kevin Griekspoor and Antal van der Duim (Ned) bt Kevin Jordi (Sui) and Kunal Anand 7-5, 6-4; Cristian Rodriguez and Oscar Rodriguez-Sanchez (Col) bt Andre Gaspar Murta (Por) and Ashwin Vijayragavan 3-6, 6-4, 10-1. Qualifying event (singles, second and final round): Matthieu Roy (Fra) bt Ronak Manuja 6-1, 6-2.
First round: Ronak Manuja bt Sagar Manjanna 6-7(8), 6-1, 6-4; Kevin Jordi (Sui) bt Shahbaaz Khan 6-3, 6-0; Delf Gohlke (Ger) bt Kunal Anand 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4.
Keywords: ITF Futures