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Bhambri, Mankad and Kannan advance

sports Updated: Mar 25, 2008 20:26 IST

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Yuki Bhambri got off to a good start at the USD 10,000 ITF men's tournament here as he prevailed over Indonesian Elbert Sie 6-3 3-6 6-2 in the first round of the singles event.

The 15-year-old Yuki, however, has a tough job at hand as he now faces top seed Mohammad Ghareeb of Kuwait, who drew curtains on the campaign of Vivek Shokeen 7-5 6-2 in his opening match.

Also advancing was former Davis Cupper Harsh Mankad, who stunned third seed Bogdan-Victor Leonte of Romania 6-3 6-3.

However, it was end of the road for Divij Sharan, Navdeep Singh and Purav Raja.

Sharan lost 5-7 3-6 to fifth seed Pakistani Aqeel Khan while Navdeep lost 2-6 4-6 to compatriot Vijay Kannan.

Raja put up stiff resistance against fourth seed Korean Hyun-Woo Nam but ultimately lost the match 7-6(5) 3-6 6-7(3).

Another Indian in the fray, Ranjeet Virali Murugesan went down 6-3 3-6 0-6 to Vaja Uzakov of Uzbekistan.