Pak players lose first round matches

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Chandigarh, Oct 29 (UNI) Fourth seed Khurram Faizan and Rasheed Zian Abdul, both from Pakistan lost their first-round matches in the Asian Ranking Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Sports Complex here today.

Chakma Manab Kumar of India defeated fourth seed Khurram Faizan in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the first-round singles match. Rasheed Zian Abdul was defeated by Passi Vishal 3-6, 2-6.

Three trainees of CLTA Rural Academy -- Ajay Yadav, Anupam Chhetri and Ranjeet Singh -- moved into second round with facile wins.

Ajay Yadav outclassed Rajanvir Dharni by dropping 6-1, 6-1. Lucky loser Anupam Chhetri ended the challenge of seventh seed Lakhotia Raghav 6-2, 6-4.

Lucky loser Ranjeet Singh defeated Vikrant Adamya 6-3, 6-0.

Qualifier Suraj Beniwal overcame a tough challenge from Pankaj Kumar 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Top seed Paladugu Saiteja and second seed Ronit Bisht moved into next round virtually facing no opposition. Saiteja outclassed Manoj 6-0, 6-1 and Ronit trounced Jatinder Singh 6-1, 6-0.

Boys-14 singles (Ist round): Saiteja Paladugu (Ind) bt Manoj (Ind) 6-0, 6-1, Davinder Singh (Ind) bt Prateek Kumar (Ind) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, Karan Bidani (Ind) bt Bhataran Preet Singh (Ind) 6-1, 6-1, Devpriya Jaiswal (Ind) bt Darp Anirudh (Ind) 6-4, 6-0, Aashman Goghari (Ind) bt Digvijay S. Naruka (Ind) 6-1, 6-4, Ajay Yadav (Ind) bt Rajanvir S. Dharni 6-1, 6-1, Vishal Passi (Ind) bt Zian Abdul Rasheed (Mald) 6-3, 6-2, Tushal Thawani (Ind) bt Mandeep Kumar (Ind) 6-0, 6-1, Anupam Chhetri (Ind) bt Raghav Lakhotia (Ind) 6-2, 6-4, Suraj Beniwal (Ind) bt Pankaj Kumar (Ind) 7-5, 7-6 (3), Resham Singh (Ind) bt Yash Deshpandey (Ind) 6-4, 7-5, Chakma Manab Kumar (Ind) bt Khurram Faizan (Pak) 6-4, 6-2, Sadwilkar Adwait (Ind) bt Kamal Kishore Maderana (Ind) 7-6 (3), 1-6, 0-6, Ranjeet Singh (Ind) bt Adamya Vikrant (Ind) 6-3, 6-0, Digvijay Mehta (Ind) bt Maninder Singh (Ind) 6-0, 6-1, Ronit Bisht (Ind) bt Jatinder Singh (Ind) 6-1, 6-0.

Girls U-14 singles (Ist round): Vaidehi Bhagwat (Ind) bt Nehal Sahni(Ind) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, Zainab (Ind) bt Sripriya Saraff (Ind)6-0, 6-1, Anushka Bhargava (Ind) bt Bhavika Wadawan (Ind) 7-5, 6-1, Saranya Siyani Varma (Ind) bt Preethi Vij (Ind) 6-2, 6-3, Ikttesh Chahal (Ind) bt Shagufta Shaikh (Ind) 7-5, 6-0, Parminder Kaur (Ind) bt Nithya Raj (Ind) 6-2, 6-1, Riddhi Hegde (Ind) bt Indu Punia (Ind) 6-0, 6-1, Natasha Palha (Ind) bt Ayushi Singh (Ind) 6-0, 6-0.


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