Sumit Nagal wards off Ranjeet’s challengeSeptember 6, 2017
Top seed Sumit Nagal warded off V.M. Ranjeet’s challenge as he came back from a set down to progress to the second round of the MCC-SRS ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament on Tuesday.
Nagal was a bit rusty in the opening set and the experienced 32-year old Ranjeet took full advantage to take the set with a break in the eighth game.
Ranjeet was steady and retrieved every ball while Sumit made uncharacteristic mistakes.
Ranjeet once again broke Sumit to lead 2-1 in the second set and was on course to upset Nagal.
But, the No. 1 seed found his rhythm and range as he stroked freely and powerfully, hitting winners from both the flanks.
Nagal not only broke Ranjeet’s next two service games but also began to hold his service easily to take the set 6-3.
Nagal had a break in the opening game of the third set and a tiring Ranjeet could not stop the rampage as Nagal won eleven of the last 12 games and wrapped up the decider 6-0 and move into the second round.
In the upset of the day, qualifier and former junior champion Arjun Kadhe proved too good for the fourth-seeded Lucas Gomez of Mexico to notch up a straight-sets win.
First round: Cameron Silverman (USA) bt Jessy Kalambay (Sui) 6-3, 6-2; Arjun Kadhe bt Lucas Gomez (Mex) 6-2, 6-3; Ju-Hae Moon (Kor) bt Dhruv Sunish 7-5, 6-2; Kelsey Stevenson (Can) bt Vladimir Polyakov (Rus) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Tae-Woo Lee (Kor) bt Kunal Vazirani 6-3, 6-0; Seong-Gook Oh (Kor) bt Yurii Dzhavakian (Ukr) 6-0, 6-1; Colin van Beem (Ned) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma 6-3, 6-4.
Anvit Bendre bt S.D. Prajwal Dev 6-3, 7-6(5); Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Yu Hsiang Chiu (Tpe) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Sumit Nagal bt V.M. Ranjeet 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles (second round): Yurii Dzhavakian (Ukr) & Jessy Kalambay (Sui) bt Fahad Mohammed & Rishabdev Raman 7-6(6), 4-3 Retd; Tae-Woo Lee (Kor) & Ju-Hae Moon (Kor) bt Lucas Gomez (Mex) & Kazuma Kawachi (Jpn) 6-3, 6-3.
J. Mohit Mayur & K. Vinayak Sharma bt Cing-Yang Meng (Tpe) & Li-Wie Tan (Tpe) 6-1, 7-6(2).
Vladimir Polyakov (Rus) & Colin van Beem (Ned) bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa & Anurag Nenwani 6-4, 6-4.