Somdev departs early, Prakash makes progress in singles

It was an intense first round battle between eighth seed Somdev and Bubka which the Ukrainian won 7-6(3) 7-5.

Prakash shrugged off the first set deficit to beat American Ryler Deheart 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-3 in his first round match of the USD 50,000 hard court event.

Now Prakash will lock horns with Bubka in the second round.

In the doubles event, fourth seeds Harsh Mankad and his American partner David Martin advanced to the quarterfinals after a hard-earned win over wild card pair of Laurynas Grigelis and Andrea Stoppini.

Mankad and Martin overcame a first round lapse to beat the  Lithuanian-Italian pair 3-6 6-3 10-6 in their first round.

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