Chennai Open: Indians flop in qualifiers

Chennai: Indian hopes in the qualifying competition of the Chennai Open evaporated as Rohan Bopanna, Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash and Prajnesh Gunneswaran were packed off here on Sunday.

Davis Cupper and doubles specialist Bopanna went down to fifth seed Go Soeda of Japan in two tie-breaks while Jayaprakash hardly troubled fourth seeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil to lose in straight sets as also Prajnesh Gunneswaran who went down to USA`s Rajeev Ram.

The results (qualifying-2nd round): 6-Rik de Voest (RSA) bt Treat Conrad Huey (Phi) 6-3, 6-4; 3-Izak van der Merwe (RSA) bt Inigo Cervantes-Huegun (ESP) 6-4, 7-5; 4-Vasek Pospisil (CAN) bt Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (IND) 6-3, 6-2; 8-Rajeev Ram (USA) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6-3, 7-6 (3); 2-Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 7-6 (1), 6-2; Yuichi Sugita (JPN) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 6-4, 6-1; Thiemmo de Bakker (NED) bt Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) 6-1, 6-3; 5-Go Soeda (JPN) bt Rohan Bopanna (IND) 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2).