Top seed sent packing by Lankan Harshana in first round

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Mumbai, Mar 18 (UNI) Top seeded Bogdan-Victor Leonte of Romania was today shown the exit door by Sri Lankan Harshana Godamanne, losing in straight sets at 6-2, 7-5 in the first round of the ITF 0,000 dollars Tennis Futures tournament, being played at the MSLTA courts here today.

India's Purav Raja was the second giant killer of the day when he brushed aside the challenge of number three seed Aqeel Khan of Pakistan in straight sets at 6-4, 6-2, to move into the second round.

However, the second seed Hyun-Woo Nam survived a tough three setter before getting the better of Vivek Shokeen of India after dropping the first set to come back and win at 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.

India's fifth seed Divij Sharan defeated countrymate Kamala Kannan in straight sets at 6-2, 6-3 to book a place in the second round.

Results: First Round: Purav Raja (Ind) defeated Aqeel Khan (Pak) (3) 6-4 6-2, Divij Sharan (IND) (5) defeated Kamala Kannan (IND) 6-1 6-2, Rohan Gajjar (IND) defeated Vishnu Vardhan (IND) 6-2 6-3, Hyun-Woo Nam (KOR) (2) defeated Vivek Shokken (IND) 5-7 6-2 6-3, Harshana Godamanne (SRI) defeated Bogdan-Victor Leonte (Rom) (1) 6-2 7-5, Vijayant Malik (IND) defeated Ronak Manuja (IND) 6-2 6-2, Navdeep Singh (IND) (8) defeated Ye Du (CHN) 6-2 6-3, Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) defeated Vijay Kannan (IND) 6-3 6-2 Rifat Biktyakov (UZB) defeated Rupesh ROY (IND) 6-4 7-5, Vaja Uzakov (UZB) defeated Sarvar Ikramov (UZB) (7) 3-6 6-4 6-3, Ryan Young (USA) defeated Aditya Madkekar (IND) (6) 6-3 6-4, John McGahon (IRL) defeated Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2, Katsushi Fukuda (JPN) defeated Rohan Gide (IND) 6-0 4-6 6-4.

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