Mysuru lad and third-seed playing an attacking baseline game on both the flanks outsmarted the challenge put up byqualifier Megh Patel from Gujarat 6-1, 6-1 and entered the second round in the men’s singles event in the MTC Cup AITA Rs. 1lakh tennis tournament at the MTC courts here yesterday.
Top-seed V.M. Ranjeet (TN), second seed Faisal Qamar (RAJ) posted easy wins over their respective rivals to sail into the second round.
1st Round: Men’s Singles: V.M. Ranjeet (TN) bt Alok Aradhya (KAR) 7-5, 6-2, Sheikh Iftik Mohammad (ASM) bt Dipanshu Garg (HAR) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), Sai Saran Byreddy (AP) bt Naesar V. Jewoor (KAR) 6-2, 6-1, Fahad Mohammed (TN) bt M. Nikit Reddy (AP) 6-3, 6-3, Ansu Kumar Buyan (Odisha) bt Ihsan Husai Mahmood (TN) 6-1, 6-3, Aksi Lohith Bathrinath (TN) bt Amit Bzad (HAR) 6-2, 6-2, Rishi Reddy (KAR) bt J. Vimal Raj (TN) 6-4, 6-3, Ishaque Eqbal (WB) bt Theyjo J. Oges (TN) 1-6, 7-5, 3-0 (retd), Vijay Kannan (TN) bt Vanshal D’souza (MAH) 6-3, 6-1, Shaik Osama (AP) bt D. Pagalavan (TN) 7-5, 6-3, Vinod Sridhar (TN) bt S. Raghavendra (KAR) 6-0, 6-3, S.D. Prajwal Dev (KAR) bt Megh Patel (GUJ) 6-1, 6-1, Chinmaya D. Chauhan (UP) bt Guhan Rajan (TN) 6-2, 6-1, V. Jeevan (TN) bt A.S. Abhishek (MAH) 6-4, 6-2, P. Apuroop P (TS) bt Vikram A. Dhananjay (TN) 6-2, 6-1, Faisal Qamar (RAJ) bt Mohit Bharadwaj (DEL) 7-5, 6-3.