The fourth-seeded Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Dmitry Surchenko of Russia 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the $10,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The sixth-seeded V.M. Ranjeet retired at 4-4 in the first set with an upset stomach against Dariusz Lipka of Poland.

Other results: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Issam Haitham Taweel (Syr) and Prajnesh Gunneswaran w.o. Sasi Kumar Mukund and V. M. Ranjeet.

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