Chennai Open: Indians bow out in qualifying rounds

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 02, 2011 13:10 hrs

Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) The Indian challenge in the qualifying rounds of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament ended here Sunday with the exit of Vishnu Vardhan, Karunuday Singh and Rupesh Roy.

Vardhan, who had scalped seeded Conor Niland Saturday, went down tamely to Ante Pavic 6-1, 6-4, while Singh and Roy also lost in straight sets in their second round matches.

The results (qualifying):

Ante Pavic (CRO) bt Vishnu Vardhan (IND) 6-1, 6-4; Konstatin Kravhuk (RUS) bt Rupesh Roy (IND) 6-3, 6-1; Go Saeda (JPN) bt Karunuday Singh (IND) 6-3, 7-5; Alxander Kudryavtsev (RUS) bt Rajeev Ram (US) 6-0, 4-6, 7-5; Milos Raonic (CAN) bt Evgeny Kirillov (RUS) 6-2, 7-5; Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Franco Skugor (CRO) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; David Goffin (BEL) bt Ivo Minar (CZE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; Yuichi Sugita (JPN) w/o Leos Friedl (CZE).

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