Yuki Bhambri, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan Advance in Chennai Open Qualifiers

Updated: 03 January 2015 17:12 IST

Yuki Bhambri outplayed Siddharth Rawat 6-1, 6-3 in his first round qualifying match of the USD 250,000 hard court event while left-handed Nedunchezhiyan defated Lakshit Sood 6-2, 6-2.

Yuki Bhambri, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan Advance in Chennai Open Qualifiers
File photo of Yuki Bhambri. © AP

Chennai:

India's Yuki Bhambri and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan cleared the first hurdle in the qualifying event of the ATP Chennai Open, scoring easy wins over their compatriots, here on Saturday.

Bhambri outplayed Siddharth Rawat 6-1, 6-3 in his first round qualifying match of the USD 250,000 hard court event while left-handed Nedunchezhiyan defated Lakshit Sood 6-2, 6-2.

Among other Indians reaching the second round were Vinayak Kaza, who rallied to beat Thai player Danai Udomchoke 3-6 6-4 6-2, and Sasi Mukund, who got the better of wild card Fahad Mohammed 6-3 6-4.

National hard court champion Vishnu Vardhan and N Vijay Sundar Prashanth also moved to the second round. Vardhan defeated Suraj Prabodh 6-1 6-3 while Prashanth advanced when Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha retired mid-way through the contest.

Prashanth was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Poonacha retired.

Topics : Yuki Bhambri Tennis
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