It was a chastening experience for newly-crowned National champion Mohit Mayur as he was outplayed 6-3, 6-2 by seventh-seeded Karunuday Singh in the first round of the $10,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament here on Monday.
Fourth-seeded Vijayant Malik retired at 4-4 in the second set after having lost the first, against Siddharth Rawat, owing to an upset stomach following food poisoning overnight.
Singles (first round): Karunuday Singh bt Mohit Mayur 6-3, 6-2; Siddharth Rawat bt Vijayant Malik 6-2, 4-4 (retired); R. Ramkumar bt Garry Tokas 6-3, 6-1; Sriram Balaji bt Rishab Agarwal 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & V. M. Ranjeet bt Amrit Narasimhan (US) & Karunuday Singh 6-3, 6-2; Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood bt Sagar Ahuja & Rakshit Rishi 6-1, 6-4; Ashutosh Singh & Vishnu Vardhan bt Jannis Liniger & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-8; Timon Reichelt & Torsten Wietoska (Ger) bt Ronak Manuja & Abhijet Tiwari 6-1, 6-4; Daniar Duldaev (Kgz) & Timur Khabibulin (Kaz) bt Kunal Anand & Jatin Dahiya 6-4, 6-3; Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe) & Warit Sornbutnark (Tha) bt Mohit Mayur & Arjun Kadhe 6-4, 6-2; Kaza Vinayak Sharma & Akash Wagh bt Luca Margaroli (Sui) & Shonigmatjon Shofayziyev (Uzb) 7-6(6), 6-1; R. Ramkumar & Ashwin Vijayaraghavan bt Kumara P. Saradhi Adavelly & P. C. Vignesh 6-1, 6-2.
Keywords: ITF men’s Futures tennis