Verma downs Ackermann in ITF Futures tennis; Yuki, Vishnu pull outNovember 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) UM Gugan Verma of India ousted Michael Ackermann of Germany 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the TNTA ITF Mens’ Futures tennis championships sponsored by SAIL and Indian Oil here Saturday with rains playing havoc with the schedule.
Meanwhile, Indian hopes suffered a setback as Yuki Bhambri and Vishnu Vardhan withdrew due to injury and medical reasons.
First round: Pulkit Mishra (Ind) bt Abhilash Srivastava (Ind) 6-1, 6-1; UM Gugan Verma (Ind) bt Michael Ackermann (Ger) 6-3, 6-3; Sagar Ahuja (Ind) bt Rithwik Rajshekhar Raman (Ind) 6-2, 6-2; Adwait Sadwilkar (Ind) bt Kshitij Kamal (Ind) 6-2, 6-2; Jason Jung (USA) bt Arpit Sharma (Ind) 6-0, 6-1; Arun Prakash Rajagopalan (Ind) bt Chinmay Soodanan (Ind) 6-0, 6-0; Shahul Anwar (Ind) bt Sai Saran Reddy Byreddy (Ind) 7-5, 6-3; Bharatram Balajee (Ind) w/o George Koutloubasis (Gre).
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