Malik top seed as Vishnu pulls out from ITF event

Malik top seed as Vishnu pulls out from ITF eventMandya (Karnataka): Davis Cupper and top seed Vishnu Vardhan pulled out of the Prem Sugars ITF Mandya Open Tennis Tournament here Sunday, just a day before the main draw commenced while Vijayant Malik, ranked 439, will replace him.

Meanwhile, the qualifying competition concluded with eight Indians progressing to the 32-player main draw.

The results (qualifying - winners enter main draw): Ajai Selvaraj (IND) bt U M Gugan Verma (IND) 6-3, 6-3; Fariz Mohammed (IND) bt Saurabh Singh (IND) 6-3, 6-3; Abhijeet Tiwari (IND) bt Murtaza Lohani (IND) 6-1, 6-0; Rishabdev Raman (IND) bt Vignesh Veerabadran (IND) 6-3,6-3; Rynold Timothy (IND) bt Ronak Manuja (IND) 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3; Elwin Antony (IND) bt Jatin Dahiya (IND) 6-2, 6-2; Neeraj Elangovan (IND) bt Suraj Beniwal (IND) 6-2, 6-4; Venkat Iyer (IND) bt Karan Suresh (IND) 6-3, 6-1. (IANS)