PUNE: Ashwin Narsinghani rallied from one set down to upset eighth-seeded Jay Pawar 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to enter the second round of the boy’s event in the 31st edition of Pravin Trophy National Ranking Tennis tournament at the Hill Side Gymkhana tennis courts in Bibvewadi on Monday.
Fourth seed Anshul Satav also survived a scare before getting past Arnav Kokane 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. The day also one more close contest where Azmeer Shaikh fought hard to clinch the first set 7-6 (6-4). In the second set, Arnav rallied back to take it 3-6. In the decider, Azmeer held nerves to win it 6-4.
The top seed, Manas Dhamne did not face any trouble to advance into the second round as he defeated Ved Thakur 6-2, 6-1.
RESULTS: (First round)
Boys: 1-Manas Dhamne bt Ved Thakur 6-2, 6-1; 4-Anshul Satav bt Arnav Kokane 6-3, 3-6, 7-5; 6-Anirudh Nallaparaju bt Samarth Sahita 6-3, 6-0; 7-Radheya Shahane bt Parth Deorukhakar 6-2, 6-0; Ashwin Narsinghani bt 8-Jay Pawar 2-6, 6-3, 6-3; Shaurya Rade bt Keyur Mhetre 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; Azmeer Shaikh bt Arnav Bishoyi 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4; Neel Jogalekar bt Aditya Bhatewara 6-1, 6-4; Eshan Degamwar bt Sudhanshu Sawant 6-1, 6-2; Prathamesh Patil bt Saunved Deshmane 6-2, 6-4.