Zeel Desai enters second round

In the men’s Challenger in Genova, Davis Cupper beat Juan Pablo Varillas of Peru 6-1, 6-4 in the third and final qualifying round to make the main draw.

Zeel Desai in action. (File Photo)   -  Vivek Bendre

Zeel Desai outplayed Pat Vasuratna of Thailand 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Thailand on Monday.

In the men’s Challenger in Genova, Davis Cupper beat Juan Pablo Varillas of Peru 6-1, 6-4 in the third and final qualifying round to make the main draw.

The results:

€ 127,000 Challenger men, Genova, Italy Qualifying singles (third and final round): Sumit Nagal bt Juan Pablo Varillas (Per) 6-1, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (first round): Pruchya Isaro (Tha) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuichi Ito (Jpn) & Karunuday Singh bt Adam El Mihdawy & Tyler Mercier (US) 6-1, 7-6(1); Pruchya Isaro (Tha) & Kelsey Stevenson (Can) bt Shahbaaz Khan & Nitin Kumar Sinha 1-2 (retired);

$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (first round): Zeel Desai bt Pat Vasuratna (Tha) 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Punnin Kovapitukted & Tamachan Momkoonthod (Tha) bt Sai Samhitha & Natasha Palha 6-4, 6-7(5), [12-10]; Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) & Riya Bhatia bt Jiaxi Lu (Chn) & Shelby Talcott (US) 2-6, 6-3, [10-7]; Kamonwan Buayam & Patcharin Cheapchandej (Tha) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti & Prerna Bhambri 6-2, 1-6, [10-7].