CHANDIGARH, OCT 14 : Delhi-born Yuki Bhambri and his Japanese partner Yasutaka Uchiyama, seeded third, began their doubles campaign with a straight set 6-2, 6-2 verdict against Australian duo Blade Fong and Marious Zelba of in the first round of the $ 15,000 ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament In Sydney (Australia) today.
With an ATP ranking of 287, the Indian Davis Cupper Yuki is top seeded in singles and has been drawn to face qualifier Ccott Browne of Australia in the singles opening round.
NIDHI, KYRA LOSE IN LAGOS: Indian players Nidhi Chilumula and Kyra Shroff made their early exit by losing their first round singles matches in the $ 25,000 ITF Women’s Tennis Tournament aAt Lagos (Nigeria). Nidhi fought well before going down fighting to Russian Margarita Lazareva in three closely fought sets. Russian won 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3.
Jasmin Steinherr of Germany defeated Kyra Shroff in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
MIXED LUCK FOR RAMKUMAR: India’s Ramkumar Ramanatha had mixed fortunes in the $ 10,000 ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at El Prat De Llobregat (Spain).
In the singles first round match top seed Spanish player Jordi Samper-Montana beat Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3 6-3.
However, pairing with David Perez Sanz (Esp), Ramkumar Ramanathan, seeded second ousted Nikita Kardivar (USA) and Alexander Zhurbin (Rus) by 6-2 6-4.