Tennis

Mitsuhashi and Ranjeet dominate

Top seed Junn Mitsuhashi of Japan and second seed V.M. Ranjeet notched up comfortable wins to lead the dominance of seeds in the first round of the $10,000 ITF men's Futures tennis tournament at the Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy here on Tuesday.

Mitsuhashi powered past India's Rajat Maheshwari conceding just four games.

Ranjeet prevailed over qualifier and compatriot Elwin Antony 6-3, 6-2.

Ranjeet takes on the unseeded Peranamallur Vignesh, who got the better of qualifier Ronak Manuja in a protracted three-setter, in the pre-quarterfinals on Wednesday.

The only resistance came from Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash who stretched third seeded N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth.

The results: Singles (first round): Junn Mitsuhashi (Jpn) bt Rajat Maheshwari 6-3, 6-1; Chandril Sood bt Abhilash Srivastava 6-1, 6-2; Karunuday Singh bt Arpit Sharma 7-6(3), 6-1; Akash Wagh bt Yogesh Phogat 5-7, 6-4, 6-0; Mate Pavic (Cro) bt Saurabh Patil 6-1, 6-1; Hasier Pastor (Esp) bt Abhijeet Tiwari 6-3, 6-2; Andre Gaspar Murta (Por) bt Neeraj Elangovan 2-6, 6-0, 6-2; N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; N. Sriram Balaji bt Ajai Selvaraj 6-2, 3-6, 6-0; P. Vignesh bt Ronak Manuja 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; V.M. Ranjeet bt Elwin Antony 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mate Pavic (Cro) & Jamie Pulgar-Garcia (Esp) bt Elwin Antony & Neeraj Elangovan 6-4, 6-0; Ronak Manuja & V.M. Ranjeet bt Shahbaaz Khan & V. Vignesh 6-3, 6-2; N. Sriram Balaji & Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Chandril Sood & Lakshit Sood 6-4, 6-3.


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