Unseeded actor Siddhant Banthia took advantage of home conditions to means a initial dissapoint of a ITF Junior Championships toppling sixth-seeded Rian Pundole 6-3, 7-5 in a opening round.
Playing during MSLTA’s School of Tennis in Mhalunge, Balewadi, where a general championship is being organized by MSLTA and PMDTA, 16-year-old Banthia pennyless Pundole in a 11th diversion and hold on to his offer in a 12th game.
It was a bad day for Indians notwithstanding plain performances, as they could not register wins opposite unfamiliar opponents. Anurag Nenwani scored a 7-5, 6-0 win to reject Georgian David Chelidze in a opening turn and tip seeded Lithuanian Robert Wrzesinski went by a tough time rebellious Dev Javia before winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Georgian Irakali Metreveli also struggled before overcoming Abhimanyu Vannemreddy 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. Fourth-seeded British actor Finn Bass also struggled before humbling Vikrant Dahiya 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
In other encounters of a day, Rishi Reddy scraped past Shrey Gupta 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in maybe that was a toughest compare of a day, while Param Pun finished a plea of qualifier Piyush Salekar 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In a girls section, Sravya Shivani Chilakalpudi edged out Priyana Kalita 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, while Shivani Ingle outplayed Aesha Patel of USA 7-5, 6-1 to enter a second round.
In a girls’ section, top-seeded Georgina Axon of Britain, sixth-seeded Kristina Novak of Slovakia, Sing-Le Fan Chiang of Taipei and seventh seeded Milana Lysova of Kazakhstan also changed into turn dual but most trouble.