Bengaluru: Vishnu Vardhan, on a comeback trail crossed the first hurdle when he went past Anurag Kumar Saran in the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy conducted Rs 1-lakh AITA Men’s championship here on Monday.
The 34-year-old from Telangana who is seeded No.5 for the event breezed past the Odisha youngster 6-1, 6-0.
Top seed Rishi Reddy of the host state brushed aside the challenge of Rishi Jalota 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the pre-quarterfinals. Another Karnataka Mandeep Reddy went down fighting against third seed Yash Yadav of Madhya Pradesh 0-6, 7-7, 3-6.
Results 1-Rishi Reddy (KA) bt Rishi Jalota (UP) 6-0, 6-1; 4-Dheeraj Kodancha (TN) bt Shimon Shastri (MH) 7-6 (4), 6-0; Deepak A (KA) bt 8-Arnav A Pathange (KA) 6-4, 6-4; Rishiraj Shekawat (RJ) bt Dharmil Shah (GJ) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1; Kabir Hans (OD) bt Jatin Kurdekar (KA) 6-1, 6-2; 5-Vishnu Vardhan (TS) bt Anurag Kumar Saran (OD) 6-1, 6-0; Vivek Gautam (KA) bt Akarsh Vinayak (KA) 6-4, 6-3; 3-Yash Yadav (MP) bt Mandeep Reddy (KA) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3; Daksh Agarwal (MH) bt Tharun Vikram (TN) 6-0, 6-2; Neel S Garud (MP) bt Raj Jitendra Bagdai (TS) 6-0, 6-2.