Myneni in round two
On the first day of main draw action here, 374th ranked Myneni out-served Indian compatriot Sidharth Rawat 6-2, 6-1 while Sood got past compatriot Abhijit Tiwari 7-6 (11-9), 6-1 after a two-hour tussle.
Liang –Chi Huang of Taipei, ranked 369, thrashed young Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-1, 6-1 in just under an hour.
The Indian had no answer to Huang’s perfectly timed strokes and was beaten fair and square. In one of the better-contested matches spanning over two hours, Chieh Fu Wang of Taipei got the better of Indian rival Ashwin Vijayaraghavan 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to make it to the second round.
Results (first round, Indians unless mentioned): Doubles: Mate Pavic (Cro)/ Nicolas Ressig (Aut) bt Rohan Gide/ Nitten Kirtane 6-4, 6-4; Arun Prakash Rajagoplan/ N Sriram Balaji bt Kunal Anand/ Ronak Manuja 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.