Somdev makes first round exit from Farmers Classic

Updated: Jul 27, 2011, 09:24 AM IST

Los Angeles: India`s Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the men`s singles opening round of USD 6,19,500 Farmers Classic tennis tournament.

Somdev lost 4-6, 6-7(6) to American Ryan Sweeting.

The Indian, who Monday touched a career-high ranking of 62, is in contention for doubles, where he is partnering Treat Conrad Huey of the Philippines.

Somdev and Huey open against top seeded Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares.