Former CLTA trainee Vijayant Malik along with his doubles partner Amrit Narasimhan of USA stormed into the second round in the doubles category with a 6-4,6-3 win over Chandril Sood and Lakshit Sood in the BR Adityan GNC ITF Men’s Futures (Second leg) tennis Championship being played in Bengaluru. The third seed duo of Malik and Narasimhan claimed the first set with a 6-4 margin before winning the second set with a 6-3 margin to march into the second round. Top seed Sriram Balaji dropped a set before prevailing over young Neeraj Elangovan in the main draw. Sriram demolished Neeraj in the first set but in second set the latter found his groove and served and stroked powerfully to bounce back at 6-3. However,Sriram got back his bearing once again to win the third set and the match. In another tie,Karunuday Singh,seeded 8,had to use his experience to fend off some resistance from the young talented left hander P Saradhi Adavelly. In two more singles main draw matches,Toshihide Matsui,seeded 6,brushed away qualifier Fahad Mohammed while Jatin Dahiya got the better of Rakshit Rishi.
Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 4, 2013 3:05 am