New Delhi: Jeevan Neduncheziyan started his campaign off on a astounding as he defeated former champion Vijay Kannan in the men’s first round of the Fenesta National Tennis Championship at the DLTA Complex here on Monday.
Jeevan, who has been handed the top billing in absence of the big guns lived up to his tag and won 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets. The experienced Kannan did start off on a good note but then could match up to the speed and agility of his younger competitor.
In another from the men’s section, Tejas Chaukalkar got the better of seventh-seeded Abhijeet Tiwari, while Mohit Mayur edged past eighth seed Chandril Sood.
Meanwhile from the women’s section Anushka Bhargawa conceded her match in the third set to former national champion Sonal Phadke. She was down 6-1, 4-6, 2-3 when she retired hurt from the match.
The results (first round):
Men: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Vijay Kannan 6-2, 6-2; Tejas Chaukalkar bt Abhijeet Tiwari 6-3, 6-3; Mohit Mayur bt Chandril Sood 6-2, 7-5; V.M. Ranjeet bt Rajat Maheswari 6-0, retd.
Women: Megha Sehrawat bt Disha Saigal 6-3, 6-2; Vaniya Dangwal bt Niku Amin 6-2, 6-2; Natasha Palha bt Amrita Mukerjee 6-1, 6-3; Damini Sharma bt Manya Nagpal 7-5, 4-6, 6-2; Sonal Phadke bt Anushka Bhargawa 1-6, 6-4, 3-2 retd); Eetee Maheta bt Natalia Khaneijo 6-1, 6-0; Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy bt Nehel Sahni 6-1, 6-3; Shweta Rana bt Shreya Pasricha 6-4, 6-4; Tarrannum Handa bt Abhilasha Ahuja 6-2, 6-0.
By Indian Sports News Network