New Delhi, October 4: Top seed Vishnu Vardhan remains a force to reckon in the domestic circuit. On Tuesday, the 29-year-old-man was in the zone as he whipped Sivadeep Kosaraju 6-0, 6-3 in the Men’s Singles at the Fenesta Open National Tennis championship at the DLTA centre.
The weather was overcast and humidity was within tolerable limits. Someone like Vishnu, who has played most of his tennis south of the Vindhyas, like the conditions as he played solid tennis to dismantle his opponent with minimum fuss.
Vishnu has been a regular competitor in this tournament, and liked the medium fast hard courts as he played crisp tennis to underline he can be the one to watch out this week as well.
Second seed Mohit MayurJayaprakash was also in comfort zone as he outhit Abhinashu Borthaku 6-4, 6-3 for a good win. Mohit turns 23 next week and the Mumbaikar who has a good forehand and double grip backhand played percentage tennis enroute to round two.
Mohit loves playing on the hard courts and his other interests include tennis. On Tuesday, he was on song as he warmed up for the tougher battles ahead in style.
Another old professional who has appeared in the Fenesta Open many times, VM Ranjeet, seeded fourth, cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win against Rishi Reddy.
There were no upsets in top seeds of Boys under 18 & Girls under 18 category. BR Nikshep had an easy first set 6-0 against Ashutosh Tiwari but had to fight hard later with 7-6(7) score. Nitin Kumar Sinha also moved into the next round with ease 6-0,6-0. Girls Under 18 seed 1 Vaidehi Chaudhri beat Pratibha Prasad 6-0, 6-2.
Overall, action on Tuesday was rich with competitors in the ladies singles, boys and girls under-18 also showcasing their skills.
Results at 5 pm:
Vishnu Vardhan (Seed 1) bt Sivadeep Kosaraju 6-0 6-3 : Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (Seed 2) bt Abhinashu Borthaku 6-4, 6-3 : VM Ranjeet (Seed 4) bt Rishi Reddy 6-3, 6-2: Kunal Anand (Seed 5) bt Suraj Prabodh 6-2, 6-4: Ansu Bhuyan bt Ankit Chopra 6-3,6-7(5),6-1: Dalwinder Singh (Seed 6) bt BR Nikshep 6-0,6-0: Siddharth Vishwakarma bt Yugal Bansal 6-4,7-5: S Abhinav Sanjiv bt Anvit Bendre 6-2,6-2: Faisal Qamar bt Bhavesh Gour 6-2,7-5: Jayesh Pungaliya bt Param Punj 6-3,6-1
Eetee Maheta (Seed 6) bt Aarthi Muniyan 6-2,6-3 : Pratibha P Narayan bt Moulika Ram 7-6 (5),6-2
BR Nikshep (Seed 1) bt Ashutosh Tiwari 6-0; 7-6 (7); Dhruv Sunish (Seed 2) bt Raghav Jaisinghani 6-1,6-2; Nitin Kumar Sinha (Seed 3) bt Divesh Gahlot 6-0, 6-0; Theyjo Oges bt Abhimanyu Vannemred (seed 6) 3-6, 7-3 (3) retd; P S Bhawaj bt Sanil Jagtiani (Seed 7) 6-2, 6-1; Alex Solanki (seed 8) bt N Calvin Golmei 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-3; Ishaque Eqbal bt Sacchitt Sharrma 6-1, 6-4; Mritunjay Badola bt C H Arjun 6-3; 6-4; S Abhinav Sanjeev bt Madwin Kamath 6-2, 6-3; Rian D Pandole bt Himanshu Mor 6-1, 6.1; Dhakshineswar Suresh bt Anurag Nenwani 6-3, 6-2; Rishab Sharda bt S K Reddy 5-7, 6-2, 6-0; Yugal Bansal bt Shubham Malhotra 7-6(4), 6-4; Sanket Tomar bt Mangki Talom 6-0, 6-3; Param Pun bt Rishi Reddy 6-4, 6-3; M Senthilkumar bt Rithvik Choudary 6-3, 6-2;
Girls under 18:
Vaidehi Chaudhari (Seed 1) bt Prathiba Prasad 6-0, 6-2; Shaik Humera (Seed 2) bt Smriti Singh 6-1, 6-2; Akanksha Bhan (Seed 3) bt Bhakti Bharat 6-1, 6-4; Harsha Sai (seed 4) bt Rashmika Ranjan 6-1, 6-4; Lalita Devarakonda (Seed 5) bt Shivani Manjanna 6-2, 6-3; Urmi Pandya bt Nikhita Simhambhatla 6-0, 6-0; R S Bhamibipaty bt Muskan Gupta 5-1 retd; Lasya Patnaik bt Advaita Saravanan 6-1, 6-4; Shivani Sravya bt Aarushi Kakkar 7-6 (4) 6-4; Jennifer Luikham bt Archita Mahalwa 6-4, 6-0; Harsha Sai (seed 5) bt Rashmika Ranjan 6-1, 6-4.