Chennai - Fifth seeded Vijay Sundar Prashanth survived a strong challenge from Ashwin Vijayragavan and advanced to the second round of the Indian Oil Servo ITF Futures Men’s tennis tournament here on Tuesday.
Ashwin pushed Vijay Sundar in the first set, but could not maintain the momentum in the tie break. The second set was another close affair with both players demonstrating solid ground strokes. Ashwin broke Vijay Sunday in the 12th game to win the set 7-5.
In the third set, Vijay Sundar maintained his composure while Ashwin wilted under pressure and bowed out.
The results (prefix denotes seeding; Indian unless mentioned):
7-Hyun-Woo Nam (KOR) bt Chih-Jen Ho (TPE) 6-1, 6-1; 1-Ranjeet Virali Murugesan bt Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana (THA) 7-5, 6-3; Weerapat Doakmaiklee (THA) bt Vivek Shokeen 6-4, 7-6(6); 5-N Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Ashwin Vijayaraghavan 7-6(1), 5-7, 6-2; 4-Suk-Young Jeong bt Kunal Anand 6-1, 6-0; 6-Chieh-Fu Wang (TPE) bt Abhijeet Tiwari 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Chandril Sood bt Tejas Chaukulkar 6-2, 6-3; Bastien Favier (FRA) bt Rishabdev Raman 6-3, 6-4; 2-Saketh Myneni bt Ronit Singh Bisht 6-1, 6-1; Elbert Sie (INA) bt Lakshit Sood 6-0, 6-0; 3-Antoine Escoffier bt Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 6-3; Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Ajai Selvaraj 6-2, 6-4; 8-Karunuday Singh bt. Zach Itzstein (AUS) 6-4, 6-7(6), 7-5.