Sharmal advances into second-round

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By M. Shamil Amit

Sharmal Dissanayake advanced into the second-round of the Sri Lanka F1 Futures Tennis Tournament with a comfortable win against Thales Turuni of Brazil in a first-round encounter played at the SLTA Courts in Green Path, Colombo yesterday.

Even then, Sharmal had to put in all his efforts to win the first set before his opponent pulled out midway in the second set due to an injury. 

Dissanayake was the only Sri Lankan to win his match as the other two players Dineshkanthan Thangarajah and Yasitha de Silva suffered defeats against Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam of India and Pruchya Isaro of Thailand respectively.

Meanwhile, the top seed David Perez Sanz of Spain bowed out of contention when he was defeated by the unseeded Tyler Mercier of the USA.

In addition, Alexander Zhurbin (Russia), Pruchya Isaro (Thailand), Alexander Erler (Ukraine), Vladyslav Orlov (Ukraine) and Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam (India) were the other seeded players to qualify for the second-round.
The tournament will be continued today with Dissanayake scheduled to contest against the fifth seed Manish Sureshkumar of India.


Men’s Singles (1st round): 

Tyler Mercier (USA) beat David Perez Sanz (Spain) 6-3, 6-4. Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (Inda) beat Giovani Samaha (Lebanon) 6-0, 6-4. Ranjeet Virali Murugesh (India) beat Louis Clark (Australia) 6-2, 2-0 rtd. Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam (India) beat Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (Sri Lanka) 6-4, 7-5. Pruchya Isaro (Thailand) beat Yasith de Silva (Sri Lanka) 6-4, 6-3. Vijayant Malik (India) beat Daniel Mora (Colombia) 6-0, 7-5. Sharmal Dissanayake (Sri Lanka) beat Thales Turuni (Brazil) 7-6 (5), rtd. Manish Sureshkumar (India) beat Jirat Navasirisomboch (Thailand) 6-1, 6-1. Anze Arh (Slovakia) beat Vinayak Sharma Kaza (India) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Ignacio Carou (Argentina) beat Kumal Ananda (India) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. Naoki Takeda (Japan) beat Alex Fairbanks (Sri Lanka) 6-1, 6-1. Alexander Erler (Ukraine) beat Calum Puttergill (Australia) 6-3, 6-1. Vladyslav Orlov (Ukraine) beat Nitin Kumar (India) 6-4, 7-5. Chandril Sood (India) beat Darko Jandric (Serbia) 6-3, 6-2. S. D. Prajwal Dev (India) beat Diego Matos (Brazil) 6-2, 6-0. Alexander Zhurbin (Russia) beat Shunsuke Wakita (Japan) 6-3, 6-3.