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Uppal, Stephen Amritraj lose

June 11, 2003 21:22 IST

Davis Cupper Vishal Uppal and Stephen Amritraj bowed out of the $5000 ITF men's Satellite tennis tournament (second leg) at the CLTA Complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Takeshi Itho of Japan defeated Uppal 6-1, 7-6 (8/6) while Asian Games doubles bronze medallist Mustafa Ghouse accounted for Stephen Amritraj, son of former India doubles ace Anand Amritraj, in second round matches.

Another Amritraj, however, is still in the hunt for the title. Second seed Prakash, son of Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, progressed to the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Jaco T Matthew.

Fourth Ajay Ramaswami ousted Malaysian Yew Ming Si 6-3, 6-4 and Vijay Kannan packed off Hayato Furukawa of Japan 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.

Results (Indians unless specified):

Singles (second round): Takeshi Itho (JPN) bt Vishal Uppal 6-1, 7-6 (6); 4-Ajay Ramaswami bt Yew-Ming Si (MAS) 6-3,6-4; 2-Prakash Amritraj bt Jaco Mathew 6-4,6-2; Mustafa Ghouse bt Stephen Amritraj (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; 8-Eliran Dooyev (ISR) bt Chatwinder Singh 6-2, 6-2; Vijay Kannan bt Hayato Furukawa (JPN) 7-6 (4), 6-2; Febi Widhiyanto (INA) bt Tomer Suissa (ISR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; 6-Vinod Sridhar bt Prima Simpatiaji (INA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

First round: Tomer Suissa (ISR) bt Kedar Tembe 6-2, 6-2; Prima Simpatiaji (INA) bt Rohan Gujjar 6-2, 7-6(2); Hayato Furukawa (JPN) bt  Dong-Whee Choi (Kor) 6-3, 6-1; 8-Eliran Dooyev (ISR) bt Saurabh Singh 6-1, 7-5.

Doubles (first round): Manoj Mahadevan and Rishi Dridhar bt Daniel Kiernam and Ajay Ramaswami 6-1, 3-3 (retd).

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