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Mankad, Kannan in second round
MANKAD

Calcutta: Fifth seed Harsh Mankad of India defeated compatriot Vinod Sridhar 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to move into the second round of the Exide ITF menís Futureís tennis tournament Tuesday at BTA Complex Tuesday.

In a major upset, wildcard Kamala Kannan of India beat fourth seed Jakub Hasek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1.

Local challenge Vinod Kumar Sewa was taught a lesson in how tough it gets at this level, losing 4-6, 3-6 to Daniel Lesske of Germany.

Other Indians to lose were Ajay Ramaswami, Jaco T. Matthew, Vishal Uppal and Manoj Mahadevan.

Uppal lost 7-6, 1-6, 1-6 to Pakistanís Aisam Qureshi.

Results

Harsh Mankad (Ind) bt Vinod Sridhar (Ind) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Kamala Kannan (Ind) bt Jakub Hasek (Cze) 6-4, 6-1; Fred Hemmes (Hol) bt Tomas Cakl (Cze) 6-1, 6-2; Vadim Davelshin (Rus) bt Ajay Ramaswami (Ind) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1; Alessandro Da Col (Ita) bt Baptiste Dupuy (Fra) 7-5, 6-1; Daniel Lesske (Ger) bt Vinod Kumar Sewa (Ind) 6-4, 6-3; Zbynek Mlynarik (Aut) bt Takeshi Ito (Jpn) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Toshihide Matshui (Jpn) bt Juraj Hasko (Svk) 6-4, 6-2; Jasper Smit (Hol) bt Jonathan Marray (GBR) 7-6, 6-4; Jerome Almagrida (Fra) bt David Sherwood (GBR) 6-4, 3-1 (concd.); Vijay Kannan (Ind) bt Jaco T. Matthew (Ind) 6-2, 6-2; Naoki Arimoto (Jpn) bt Sonchat Ratiwatana (Ina) 7-6, 6-7, 6-4; Aisam Qureshi (Pak) bt Vishal Uppal (Ind) 6-7, 6-1, 6-1; Marcel Felder (Uru) bt Manoj Mahadevan (Ind) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Matwaa Middelkoop (Hol) bt Hiroki Kondo (Jpn) 6-1, 6-2; Giuseppe Menga (Ita) bt Lukas Dlouhy (Cze) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

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