ITF Men’s Futures US$-15,000 Tennis Tournament
February-2017 at CLTA, Chandigarh
Yuki Bhambri and Balaji move into 2nd round
CLTA, Chandigarh, February 13, 2017 In the ITF Men’s Futures singles 1st round top seed Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri easily won from wild card Kunal Anand in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. In another singles match 2nd seed Sriram Balaji defeated local player Ranjeet Singh in straight sets. In the 1st set Sriram Balaji faced tough resistance from the opponent Ranjeet Singh who was leading 3-1but after that Balaji fought back and won in the tie break 7-6(5). In the 2nd set Balaji used his experience to break the opponent’s rhythm and closed the set and match easily 6-2. Another Indian young player Dhruv Sunish who was runner up in the ITF Juniors Grade III Chandigarh January 2017 upset 5th seed Kalovelonis M. 7-5, 3-1 retd. Hung Jui-Chen defeated another wild card Suresh Dhakshineswar 6-3, 6-2.
In the doubles 1st round matches top seed Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan / Balaji won from Rishabh Aggarwal/Niki Poonacha in a three setter match tie break 6-4, 3-6, (10-1). In another interesting doubles match 2nd seed former Davis Cupper Sanam Singh / Prashanth N. defeated Aryan G. / Jayesh P. in an easy match 6-1, 6-1. Jayaprakash /Vinayak Sharma and Shahbaaz Khan/Hadin Bava also moved into the quarters of doubles.
The remaining singles 1st round matches will be played tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. onwards at CLTA Tennis Stadium.
Results are as follows:-
Singles Main Draw 1st Round
Doubles Main Draw 1st Round