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Ranjeet Virali Murugesan scraped past Abhinav Shanmugam 7-6(5),6-3 and become the lone indian to qualify for the main draw at the $50,000 KPIT ATP Challenger being organized by MSLTA and played at the Mhalunge Balewadi tennis Complex .
Hugo Nys of France stopped Indian Tejas Chaukulkar 6-3, 6-0 , Ukrainian Marat Deviatiarov played out Vignesh Peranamallur 7-6(4) 6-4, while Luca Margaroli of Switzerland served out Suraj Prabodh 6-3,6-3 to be the other players to qualify for the main draw.
The qualifiers make 3 ATP points for making it to the main draw.
*Qualifying Singles Second Qualifying Round
– Hugo Nys (FRA) bt [WC] Tejas Chaukulkar (IND) 6-3, 6-0;
– Marat Deviatiarov (UKR) bt Vignesh Peranamallur (IND)7-6(4) 6-4;
[WC] Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) bt Abhinav Shanmugam (IND) 7-6(5), 6-3
-Luca Margaroli (SUI) bt Suraj Prabodh (IND) 6-3,6-3;
*First Qualifying Round
-Vignesh Peranamallur (IND) bt [WC] A. Nenwani (IND) 6-4,6-1;
[WC] Tejas Chaukulkar (IND) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND)4-6,6-3, 7-5;
-Abhinav Shanmugam (IND) bt Aditya Deswal (IND) 6-1,6-4.