New Delhi: Alex Solanki came back from a set down to oust sixth seed Richie Agarwal in the boys under-16 singles at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship on Tuesday.
Richie had little trouble to win the first 3-6 before Alex fought his back into the match to win his second-round clash 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the RK Khanna Tennis Complex.
Second seed Fatehdeep Singh from Punjab continued his impressive run and had an easy passage into the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tamil Nadu’s Raswant Ravi.
Sai Nikhil did stretch Jude Raymond in the second set but all his efforts came too late to challenge the third seed Andhra boy, who emerged victorious with a 6-3, 7-5 verdict in his favour.
Fifth seed Karan Salwan too made it to the third round with an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory over Delhi lad Siddharth Anand. Deepak Vishwakarma (4th) and Vidit Vagela (13th) were the other seeded players to march into the pre-quarterfinals.
In the boys’ under-14 singles, there were hardly any surprises with top two seeds Sachin Kumar and Vishnu Prasad marching into the next round. While Delhi’s Sachin accounted for Rishab Dahiya 6-1, 6-3, Vishnu defeated Ammarnath Arora 6-2, 6-2.
In the girls under 16 singles category the first seed Sneha Devi Reddy from Andhra oust Samriti 6-1,6-3.