CHANDIGARH, NOV 29 : Sagar Ahuja, Suraj Beniwal and Gautham Ramkumar struggled to make to the men’s singles main draw of the HTA-ITF $ 10,000 ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at the Harvest Tennis Academy in Jassowal (Ludhiana) today.
In the third and final qualifying round matches, Sagar Ahuja overcame a stiff resistance from Kunal Vazirani 5-7 6-1 6-1, Suraj Beniwal toiled to beat Paramveer Singh Bajwa 6-4 3-6 7-6(5) and Gautham Ramkumar faced resistance from Arnav Alok Goel before winning by 6-4 3-6 6-4.
Garvit Batra, Siddharth Vishwakarma, Jatin Dahiya, Faisal Qamar and Rubal Shandilya also moved into the main draw through qualifying rounds.
Prajnesh Gunneshwaran and Sidharath Rawat have been seeded first and two. Prajnesh has been drawn to meet Hardeep Singh Sandhu in the first round match. Sidharth Rawat will begin his campaign by facing Wei-De Lin of Taipei.
Another foreign entry in the main draw Jui-Chen Hung of Taipei, seeded fourth, will meet wild card Dalwinder Singh in first round show.
Wild cards: Gurjot Sidhu, Ankush Arora, Dalwinder Singh and Aryan Goveas have been awarded wild cards.
Qualifiers: Garvit Batra (IND), Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND), Sagar Ahuja (IND) , Jatin Dahiya (IND), Faisal Qamar (IND), Rubal Shandilya, Suraj Beniwal (IND) , Gautham Ramkumar (IND).
Singles seedins: 1 Prajnesh Gunneshwaran, 2 Sidharth Rawat, 3 Mohit Maur Jayaprakash, 4 Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe), 5 Ronit Singh Bisht, 6 Chandril Sood, 7 Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha, 8 Kunal Anand.