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OTA ITF qualify rounds begins
Sportslogon Team February 24th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Three out of the top eight seeds in the qualifying round, goes down in the opening day of the OTA ITF F1 Futures 2018, been held at the Kalinga Stadium Tennis Complex. The first ever ITF Men's Futures in Odisha carries a total prize money of $15,000 and will be spread over the entire week, with the final scheduled on Saturday, 3rd March 2018.

Second seed in the qualifying, Anurag Nenwani went down fighting against unseeded Sai Saran Reddy Byreddy by a nail-biting 5-7,5-7. In another upset of the day, unseeded Abhinansu Borthakur drubbed 4th seeded Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha by a clean 6-3,6-2. Shahbaaz Khan, seeded 7 in the qualifying draw was also shown the door by Dakshineshwar Suresh by a straight 5-7,3-6. Top seed in the qualifying draw, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam did not have to sweat much before white-washing wild card entrant Tarun Anirudh by an easy 6-2,6-3.

Two local boys Pratyush Mohanty and Kabir Hans got the wild card entry and suffered defeat from Kaza Vinayak Sharma and USA based Hochwalt Taylor by 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1,6-1 respectively. .
This news was added and updated on : February 24th 2018
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