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Indian men advance, women lose in doubles at Asiad

sports Updated: Nov 17, 2010 19:43 IST

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Indian men advanced while the women faltered in the first round of tennis doubles at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Karan Rastogi and Vishnu Vardhan swept aside Hong Kong's Michael Xiaopeng Lai and Cheuk Wai Jack Hui 6-1, 6-3. They next meet tough opponents in Jae Min Seol and Young Jun Kim of South Korea.

Rushmi Chakravarthi and Poojashree Venkatesha went down to Japanese Ryoko Fuda and Misaki Doi 3-6, 1-6 in 53 minutes in the women' doubles.

The sixth-seeded Indian men pair of Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh got a bye in the first round and next play Philippines' Ruben Jr. Gonzales and Johnny Arcilla for a place among the last eight.

The other Indian women pair of Nirupama Sanjeev and Tara Iyer got a bye in the first round and faces fifth-seeded Chinese Shengnan Sun and Shuai Zhang for a place in the quartefinals.