Naresh Kumar and R. Krishnan (India) beat Ong Chew Bee and Khong Kit Soon (Malaya) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in the Davis Cup doubles match on March 2 at the Tennis Stadium in Madras and as each of the former pair had already won his singles the previous evening, India emerged winners of the first round in the Eastern Zone. India will play against the Philippines in the next round. The result was a foregone conclusion and the scores amply indicate how easily victory was achieved. The Indians, seasoned campaigners, proved too good for the inexperienced Malayans. Even then Krishnan and Kumar did not play up to their wonted form though some of their strokes were breath-taking.