Myneni in round two
Fourth seed Saketh Myneni and wild card Chandril Sood, along with third seed Liang Chi Huang and Chieh-Fu Wang of Taipei, entered the second round of the USD 15,000 Solaris ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Championships on Monday.
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.