Gulbarga, Oct 22 (UNI) Indians Aditya Medkekar and Ashutosh Singh began their campaign in style with impressive wins over their compatriots in the first round of the 15,000 Dollar Gulbarga Open ITF Men's circuit tennis tournament here today.
While Bellary Open semi-finalist and unseeded Ashutosh Singh tamed compatriot Yannick Nelord 6-2, 6-4, another unseeded Indian Aditya Medkekar defeated Arjun Gautham with a same margin in an interesting encounter.
In the other matches sixth seed Alexey Kedryuk of Kazakhstan went past Vishnuvardhan of India 6-4, 6-1, qualifier Robert Belak of Serbia returned as the most impressive winner of the day blanking Kaushik Raju 6-0, 6-0 and unseeded Tushar Liberhan of India steam rolled another unseeded Ivan Anikanov of Ukraine 6-2, 6-2.
Following are the first round results: Singles: 6-Alexey Kedryuk (Kaz) bt Vishnu Vardhan 6-1, 6-1; Aditya Madkekar bt Aditya Gautam 6-2, 6-4; Robert Belak (Serb) bt Kaushik Raju 6-0, 6-0; Tushar Liberhan bt Ivan Anikanov (Ukr) 6-2, 6-2; Ashutosh Singh bt Yannick Nelord 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles: Ivan Cerovic(Cro)/Dekel Valtzer(Isr) bt Divij Sharan/Navdeep Singh 4-6, 6-4, 10-5; Rohan Gide/Rahil Makharia bt Vignesh Chandrasekhar/Ajay Selvaraj 7-6, 4-6, 10-8; Poval Cervenak/Marek Semjan(Svk) bt Paurav Raja/Sunil Kumar Sipaeya 6-3, 7-6; Vijay Kannan/Alexey Kedryuk(Kaz) bt bt N Vijay Sundar Prashanth/Kaushik Raju 6-1, 6-4.