Banthia & Thomson crash out

Siddhanth Banthia and USA’s Matthew Thomson lost 6-2, 6-4 to top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open ATP 250 tournament here.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Spain, Rutuja Bhosale sailed into the second round with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alba Rey Garcia.

The results: Winston-Salem Open: Qualifying (First round): Alexei Popyrin (Aus) bt Mukund Sasikumar 6-1, 7-6(6).

Doubles: First round: Lukasz Kubot (Pol) & Marcelo Melo (Bra) bt Matthew Thomson (USA) & Siddhanth Banthia 6-2, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Trier, Germany: First round: Marlon Vankan (Ger) bt Manish Sureshkumar 7-6(2), 6-1.

$25,000 ITF women, Vigo, Spain: First round: Rutuja Bhosale bt Alba Rey Garcia (Esp) 6-3, 6-0.

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