Qualifier Ting Yu Chuang of Chinese Taipei scripted a 6-4, 6-2 win over wild-card entrant P.C. Vignesh of India and advanced to the second round of the Vasan Eye Care - ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament at the Union Club here on Monday.
Chuang gained an early advantage, breaking Vignesh in the first game. Vignesh found his feet gradually, but Chuang held serve without much trouble.
The Indian had a chance to break his opponent in the 10th game with the card reading 5-4, 30-30. However, he hit a shot wide before Chuang served an ace to clinch the set.
Vignesh began the second set on a positive note with some powerful ground strokes from the baseline. However, serving at 1-1, Vignesh was broken after a pretty ordinary service game.
He had an opportunity to break back in the sixth game, but Chuang kept his cool to take a 4-2 lead. From there, Chuang never looked back.
The results (Indians unless mentioned): First round: Singles: Sidharth Rawat bt Ajai Selvaraj 7-6(3), 6-2; Mohammed Fariz bt Chandril Sood 6-4, 6-4; Vijayant Malik bt Jatin Dahiya 6-0, 6-1; Ting Yu Chuang (Tpe) bt P.C. Vignesh 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe) & Petar Tomic (Srb) w/o Mats Moraing (Ger) & Tom Schonenberg (Ger); Maximilian Dinslaken (Ger) & Laslo Urrutia Fuentes (Chi) bt Ronak Manuja &Abhijeet Tiwari 7-5, 7-6(6); Elwin Antony & Mohammed Fariz bt Ramkumar Ramanathan & Ashwin Vijayragavan 6-3, 7-6(4); Filippo Leonardi (Ita) & Giulio Torroni (Ita) bt Kunal Anand & Ajai Selvaraj 7-6(7), 6-3; Patrick Ciorcila (Rou) & Victor Crivoi (Rou) bt Sagar Manjanna & Chandril Sood 6-2, 6-4; Caio Silva (Bra) & V.M. Ranjeet bt Ting Yu Chuang (Tpe) & Chih-Jen Ho (Tpe) 6-1, 6-4; P.C. Vignesh & N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Libor Salaba (Cze) & Tak Khunn Wang (Fra) 7-6, 6-1; Augusto Laranja (Bra) & Thales Turini (Bra) bt Jatin Dahiya & Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 6-2.