Selvaraj knocks out Jeong at ITF meet

July 31st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Local challenger Ajai Selvaraj upset fifth seeded Korean Suk-Young Jeong of South Korea 7-6 (2), 6-3, and joined fellow-Indians Jeevan Nedunchezhyan, Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan and Vijay Sundar Prasanth in the third round of the GNC ITF Futures men’s tennis tournament here Tuesday.

Jeong, winner and finalist in the two previous legs of the series, appeared jaded, especially after losing the first set tie-break while Selvaraj maintained the tempo and aggression to run out creditable winner.

The results (prefix denotes seeding; Indian unless mentioned):
Singles (second round): Jeson Patrombon (PHI) bt Chandril Sood 6-4, 1-6, 6-3; 3-Saketh Myneni bt Ronak Manuja 6-2, 6-1; Bastien Favier (FRA) bt Weerapat Doakmaiklee (THA) 6-1, 7-5; 1-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) 6-0, 6-1; Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana (THA) bt 8-Chieh-Fu Wang (TPE) 6-2, 6-4; 7-Hyun-Woo Nam (KOR) bt Jui Mao (TPE) 6-1, 6-3; Arjun Kadhe bt Vivek Shokeen 6-3, 6-1; Chih-Jen Ho (TPE) bt Fei Yun Liao (TPE) 6-2, 6-3; Ajai Selvaraj bt 5-Suk-Young Jeong (KOR) 7-6(2), 6-3.

Doubles: 4-Kaza Vinayak Sharma / Ashwin Vijayaraghavan bt Zach Itzstein (AUS) / Ronak Manuja 6-2, 6-4; 3-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan / N Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Chandril Sood / Lakshit Sood 4-6, 6-4 (10-7); Jeson Patrombon (PHI) / Chieh-Fu Wang (TPE) bt Fariz Mohammed / Vignesh Peranamallur 6-3, 6-0; 2-Saketh Myneni / Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan bt Sidharth Rawat / Rakshay Thakkar 6-2, 6-3.

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