Top seed Vishnu Vardhan warded off a stiff challenge from Vivek Shokeen 6-4, 7-6(5) in the first round of the $10,000 ITF men's Futures tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex, here on Monday.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Vishnu set up an interesting clash against Sanam Singh, who eased past Juan Antonio Los Santos of Malaysia for the loss of four games.
Vijay Kannan loses
Former National champion, qualifier Vijay Kannan went down in three sets to wild card Sidharth Rawat.
The results (Indians unless specified): Singles:
First round: Vishnu Vardhan bt Vivek Shokeen 6-4, 7-6(5); Sanam Singh bt Juan Antonio Los Santos (Mas) 6-3, 6-1.
Shuichi Sekiguchi (Jpn) bt Ranjeet Singh 6-1, 6-0; Hsin-Han Lee (Tpe) bt Kevin Jordi (Sui) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
P.C. Vignesh bt Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (Sri) 6-3, 6-2; Sidharth Rawat bt Vijay Kannan 7-5, 5-7, 6-4; Arata Onozawa (Jpn) bt Abhijeet Tiwari 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles: Pre-quarterfinals: Hsin-Han Lee/ Hsien-Yin Peng (Tpe) bt Mohit Mayur/ Abhijeet Tiwari 6-4, 6-4;
Shuichi Sekiguchi (Jpn)/ Matthieu Vierin (Ita) bt Chandril Sood/ Lakshit Sood 6-4, 6-4.
Arata Onozawa/ Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) bt Kenny Buin (Cam)/ Daniiar Duldaev (Kgz) 6-0, 6-2.
Rohan Gajjar/ Saketh Myneni bt Dheer Arush Singh Bhatti/ Digvijay Singh Naruka 6-1, 6-4.
N. Sriram Balaji/ V.M. Ranjeet bt Kunal Anand/ Siddharth Rawat 6-3, 6-3.
Sam Barry (Irl)/ Miles Bugby (GBR) bt James Feaver/ Richard Gabb (GBR) 6-1, 6-4.