CHANDIGARH, AUG 1 : Vijayant Malik, who hails from Haryana, partnered Catalin-Lount Gard of Romania to beat American pair of Efferding and Kyle McMorrow by 6-3, 7-5 in the doubles pre-quarter-final round match in the $ 10,000 USA F21 Futures at the Fairview Park Tennis Complex in Decatur (IL) today.
Malik and Gard will now meet Becker O’shaughnessey (USA) and Daniil Proskura (Armenia) in quarter-final round.
Yesterday, former trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Vijayant Malik overcame a stiff resistance from Ghasya Fares of Libya in the first round match. Malik, seeded second here, won the first set at 6-2. However, Fares fought back and leveled the score at one set all by winning the second set at 6-4. In the third and final deciding set Vijayant Malik clinched it at 6-3 and the match.
Malik will next meet Keith-Patrick Crowley of South Africa who beat Stephen Hoh of Australia in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.