Vijayant Malik Kunal Anand win first round matches

March 14, 2018 11:12 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Former Davis Cupper and CHART trainee Vijayant Malik advanced into singles pre-quarterfinals of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Men’s Futures US$-15,000 Tennis Tournament at Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, here today.
Qualifier Vijayant Malik defeated Suraj R Prabodh in a 3 setter marathon match. Vijayant lost the first set set 4-6. After that he bouced back into the ame and took the match 7-5, 6-4. Another qualifier Kunal Anand won from Haadin Bava in a three setter match 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. Purkiss C Boluda of Spain defeated Siddhant Banthia in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Fourth seed Sidharth Rawat, 8th seed Lopez, third seed Nam Hoang and 5th seed Arjun Khare also moved into pre-quarterfinals.
In the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash / Vinayak Sharma Kaza upset top seed Calo Silva of Brazil/ Thales Turini of Brazil 7-6(5), 6-2. In the another match 3rd seed Purkiss of Spain / Nam of Vietnam defeated Tyler of USA / Sami of Germany in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
Results: Singles (1st round): Thales Turini (BRA) bt. Hsun Chien Lo (TPE) 6-4, 6-3, Vinayak Sharma Kaza (IND) (Q) bt. Sami Reinwein (GER) [6] 6-2, 7-6(2), Sidharth Rawat (IND) [4] bt. Dhruv Sunish (IND) 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-4, Yu Hsiang Chiu (TPE) bt. Lance Pierre Du Toit (RSA) (Q) 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-5, Kunal Anand (IND) (Q) bt. Haadin Bava (IND) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, Lopez M Pena (ARG) [8] bt. Stanislav Poplavskyy (UKR) (Q) 6-4, 6-4 , Vijayant Malik (IND) (Q) bt. Suraj R Prabodh (IND) (Q) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, Bogdan Bobrov (RUS) bt. Daniil Zarichanskyy (UKR) 6-3, 6-1, Nam Hoang LY (VIE) [3] bt. Rishabh Sharda (IND) 6-0, 6-1, Arjun Kadhe (IND) [5] bt. Khan Shahbaaz (IND) (Q) 6-3, 6-2, Manish Sureshkumar (IND) bt. S Vishwakarma (IND) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(5), Purkiss C Bolduda (ESP) bt. Siddhant Banthia (IND) 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles (Pre-Quarterfinals): Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (IND) / Vinayak Sharma Kaza (IND) bt. Calo Silva (BRA) [1] / Thales Turini (BRA) 7-6(5), 6-2, Purkiss C Boluda (ESP) [3] / Nam Hoang LY (VIE) bt. Tyler Hochwalt (USA) / Sami Reinwein (GER) 6-3, 6-2.

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