Local lad and unseeded Aryan Pathange, playing a consistent baseline game shocked the fourth seeded Nikith Reddy (Kar) 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Men’s Singles event in the Mysuru Open.
Top-seed S.D. Prajwal Dev (Karnataka) scored a easy win over Karnataka’s Rohan Bhatia 6-2, 6-1 and sailed into the second round.
Jatin Dahiya (Del), Yash Yadhav, P. Nikshep, Rishi Reddy (all from Karnataka) seeded second, third, fifth and sixth, won their respective matches and entered the second round.
RESULTS: First Round: S.D. Prajwal Dev (Kar) bt Rohan Bhatia (Kar) 6-2, 6-1, Alok Aradhya (Kar) bt Abhishek Shukla (Kar) 6-4, 6-3, Theertha Shashank (Tel) bt Aryan Pathange (Kar) 6-3, 6-3, Rishi Reddy (Kar) bt Surya Elangovan (TN) 6-3, 6-1, Yash Yadav (Kar) bt Ominder Baisoya (HR) 6-2, 6-3, D.Suresh (TN) bt Darshan Srinivas (Kar) 6-0, 6-0, Praneeth Kudat (Mah) bt Siddarth Arya (TN) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), V. Vignesh (TN) bt Vivek Gautham (Kar) 6-3, 6-3, P.Nikshep (Kar) bt G. Manish (Kar) 6-3, 6-3, A.Deepak (Kar) bt Yeshwanth Loganath (TN) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, Neesar Jawoor (Kar) bt D.Amar (Kar) 6-1, 6-7(2), 7-6 (3), Arnav Pathange (Kar) bt Nikith Reddy (Kar) 6-3, 6-2, Arora Amarnath (Del) bt N.Siddarth (TN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, Guhan Ranjan (TN) bt Deepak Senthil (TN) 7-6 (3), 6-2, Kalamse Kaivalya (Mah) bt Pranav (Kar) 6-2, 6-4, Jatin Dahiya (Del) bt K.S. Dheeraj (Kar) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.