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Sukul beat Patil in National grasscourt tennis tourney

Kolkata: Home favourite Sauram Sukul began his campaign in style, thrashing unheralded Saurabh Patil of Maharashtra 6-2 6-1 in the opening round of the men`s singles of the Indian Jute-AITA National grasscourt tennis at the South Club on Monday.

In other men`s singles first round, Abhijeet Tiwari of Chattaisgarh defeated Tamil Nadu veteran Vinod Sridhar 6-4 6-2 while Delhi lad Adit Jain beat Bihar`s Amlesh Kumar 6-1 6-1. Results:

Men`s singles main draw (first round): Abhijeet Tiwari (Chg) bt Vinod Sridhar (TN) 6-4, 6-2, Saurav Sukul (Ben) bt Saurabh Patil (Mah) 6-2, 6-1, Adit Jain (Del) bt Amlesh Kumar (Bih) 6-1, 6-1.

Men`s doubles: Saurabh Singh (Del) & Rakshay Thakkar (Mah) bt P C Vignesh & A S Suresh Krishna (AP) 7-6(7-4), 3-6 [10-5], Christopher Marquis (Mah) & Rupesh Roy (Ben) bt Abhijeet Tiwari (Chg) & Saurva Sukul (Ben) 3-6, 6-3 [10-8], Saketh Myneni (AP) & Vijay Kannan (TN) bt Saurabh Patil (Mah) & Adit Jain (Del) 6-1, 6-3, Kamal Suresh (Kar) & Krishna Karsolia (Dli) bt Dhruv Kumar & Robin Das (Ben) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7) [13-11], Tejas Chaukalkar & Ronak Manuja (Mah) bt Vinod Sewa & Manoj Sewa 6-4, 6-4, Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash & Fariz Mohammad (TN) bt Vaidik Munshaw (Guj) & Arpit Sharma (Raj) 6-1, 6-4, Rynold Timothy (Kar) & V Vignesh (TN) bt Sidharth Rawat (UP) & Yogesh Phogat (Har) 6-4, 6-4.

Women`s doubles: Smriti Joon (Har) & Vaniya Dangwal (Del) bt Sameera Kamil (Del) & Victoria Chahal (NTA) 6-1, 6-4, Sweta Rana & Garima Vatwani (Del) bt Shruti Archita (Mah) & Sahan Shetty (Kar) 6-1, 6-4, Namita Bal (Mah) & Arantxya Andrady (Del) bt Madhuri Patere (Mah) & Mohana Sarkar (Ben) 6-2, 6-1, Abhilasha Ahuja (Har) & Reya Bhatia (Del) bt Bhararti Bylapudi (Mah) & R. Vijaylakshmi (TN) 6-0, 6-1, Sayali Bhilare & Sagarika Phadke (Mah) bt Steffy Sangani & Niku Amin (Guj) 6-3, 7-5, Amrita Mukherjee (Ben) & Sansita Nandakumar (TN) bt Nupur Kaul (Mah) & Nehel Sahni (Del) 6-2, 6-1.

PTI

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