KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Six Indian players have advanced to the last 16 at the ongoing
2018 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Uganda Pro Circuit
Futures 2 (F2) on Wednesday.
Anand Kunal from
India was in good form to defeat Latvia’s Arturs Lazdins 6-1,
6-2 at the Lugogo Tennis Club, in Kampala.
Kunal advanced to
the last 16 where he will face an uphill task against the top
seed Ivan Nedeko of Russia, 264th ranked in the
Nedelko who won the
ITF Uganda Pro Circuit Futures 1 last weekend dispatched Japan’s
Shunsuke Wakita 6-3, 6-4.
Vinayak Sharma Kaza
dismissed his fellow countryman Dhruv Sunish of India 6-2, 6-3.
“I am determined to
reach the finals this time after I stopped at the semifinal
stage in the Uganda Pro Circuit Futures 1 last week,” Kaza said
He will face New
Zealand’s Ajeet Rai at last 16 match-up on Thursday.
The other players
from India who qualified for the stage included Prajwal Dev,
Ranjeet Virali Murugesan, Vasisht Cheruku and Jayesh Pungliya.
second seed Fabrizio Ornago, ranked 430th, also made
it to the last 16 after defeating Uganda’s Simon Peter Ayella
17-year-old George Loffhagen, who lost in the final of the ITF
Uganda Pro Circuit Futures 1, saw off America’s Tyler Lu 6-1,
On Thursday, the
men’s doubles will enter the quarterfinal stage with top seeds
Tyler Lu and Goran Markovic still in contention.