New Delhi: Second seed Yuki Bhambri stormed
into the second round with a straight set victory while fourth
seed Rohan Gajjar crashed out of the USD 15,000 ITF Men`s
Futures tournament at the DLTA complex here on Tuesday.
Bhambri scored an easy 6-2, 6-0 win over compatriot
Vinayak Sharma in a first round match on the second day of the
However, it was curtains for Gajjar who lost 6-7(4), 6-2,
3-6 to China`s Yu Chang in an opening round match. Vivek
Shokeen also met with the same fate after losing to Chinese
Taipei`s Liang-Chi Huang 4-6, 1-6.
In other singles matches, top seed Rik de Voest of South
Africa was stretched to three sets by Vijay Sundar Prashanth
before winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Third seed Ranjeet Virali Murugesan outplayed wildcard
Sai Kartik Nakireddy 6-0, 6-4 while seventh seed Karan Rastogi
shrugged off a fightback from Sundanwa Sitaram to win 6-2,