|Vietnam's top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam
The Vietnamese player met no difficulties in beating Carl Gustafsson (world No.319) of the host country 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.
He will next play -year-old Czech rival Michal Konecny who stands 666th in ATP rankings.
The US$25,000 event is one of Nam’s long-term international tours.
Recently, the Tay Ninh-born player has participated in a number of high-level competitions in the ATP Challenger tournament system in Spain, France, and Turkey.