Karunuday Singh beats top seed Li Zhe in Hong Kong

Karunuday led 7-6(1) when the Chinese retired before the start of the second set.

Karunuday Singh beat top seed Li Zhe in the first round of the ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament. (File Photo)   -  S. Subramanium

Karunuday Singh beat top seed Li Zhe of China in the first round of the $25,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Karunuday led 7-6(1) when the Chinese retired before the start of the second set.

In the ITF women’s event in Portugal, qualifier Mihika Yadav battled past Lauren Proctor of the US 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the first round.

The results:

$25,000 ITF men, Hong Kong

Singles (first round): Karunuday Singh bt Li Zhe (Chn) 7-6(1) retired

Sidharth Rawat bt Kaito Uessugi (Jpn) 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Singles (first round): Tyler Mercier (US) bt Mohit Mayur 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (retired)

Vasisht Cheruku bt SD Prajwal Dev 2-6, 7-5 6-4

Pruchya Isaro (Tha) bt Gokul Suresh 6-2, 6-2

Vijayant Malik bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-4, 6-4

Manish Sureshkumar bt Sharmal Dissanayake (Sri) 6-0 (retired)

Anvit Bendre bt Phongsapak Kerdlaphee (Tha) 6-1, 6-4

Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa 6-3, 6-1

Muzammil Murtaza (Pak) bt VM SSandeep 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Thomas Brechemier (Fra) 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles (pre-quarterfiinals): Mohit Mayur & Manish Sureshkumar bt Darko Jandric (Srb) & Diego Matos (Bra) 6-3, 6-3

Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi & Niki Poonacha bt Muzammil Murtaza (Pak) & Stefan Vujic (Aus) 7-6(7), 7-6(4)

Naoki Takeda & Shunsuke Wakita (Jpn) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh 3-6, 6-2, [11-9]

Jirat Navasirisomboon & Chanchai Sookton-Eng (Tha) bt Kittirat Kerdlaphee (Tha) & Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-2, 7-6(5)

Chandri Sood & Lakshit Sood bt Alex Fairbanks & Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (Sri) 6-1, 3-0 (retired)

$15,000 ITF women, Guinares, Portugal

Singles (first round): Mihika Yadav bt Lauren Proctor (US) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

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