Sudanwa Sitaram defeated Sidharth Rawat 6-1, 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round of the Indian Oil Servo Futures tennis tournament at the SDAT Tennis Stadium on Monday.
After cruising to a 6-1 win in the first set, Sidharth pushed him in the second and took the contest to the tiebreaker, which Sudanwa won.
Likewise, Jeson Patrombon of Philippines met with unprecedented resistance from Aditya Hari Sasongko of Indonesia. The latter, after conceding the opening set without winning a game, fought back to pouch the second 6-4. The decider was evenly poised before the Pilipino managed made a crucial break point to clinch the match.
Results: Men: Sudanwa Sitaram (IND) bt Sidharth Rawat (IND) 6-1, 7-6(4), Yang Lu (CHN) bt Austin Karosi (USA) 6-2, 6-1, Jeson Patrombon (PHI) bt Aditya Hari Sasongko (INA) 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.
Doubles: 1-Weerapat Doakmaiklee /Perakiat Siriluethaiwattana (THA) bt Fei Yun Liao (TPE)/Chieh-Fu Wang (TPE) 7-5, 7-5, Hyun-Woo Nam/Jae-Min Seol (KOR) bt Zach Itzstein (AUS)/Ronak Manuja (IND) 6-1, 6-4, Kaza Vinayak Sharma/Sudanwa Sitaram (IND) bt 4-Aditya Hari Sasongko/Elbert Sie (INA) 7-6 (5), 6-0, Antoine Escoffier (FRA)/ Bastien Favier (FRA) bt Suk-Young Jeong/Seong-Gook Oh (KOR) 7-5, 6-2, Arjun Kadhe (IND)/Jeson Patrombon (PHI) bt Kunal Anand/Ajai Selvaraj (IND) 6-2, 2-6, 10-4, 3-N Vijay Sundar Prashanth/Ashwin Vijayragavan (IND) bt Vivek Shokeen/ Abhijeet Tiwari (IND) 6-3, 6-2, Chih-Jen Ho (TPE)/Rakshay Thakkar (IND) bt Ronit Singh Bisht/Saurabh Singh (IND) 6-2, 7-5, 2-Saketh Myneni/R Arun Prakash (IND) bt Elwin Antony/Fariz Mohammed (IND) 6-4, 6-4.
R Ramkumar of India partnering Kirill Dmitriev of Russia won the men’s Futures doubles title in Izmir, Turkey. They beat the French pair of Julien Demois and Yanais Laurent 6-2, 6-2 in the final. The 17-year-old Ramkumar trains at the Sanchez Casal Academy under the TNTA’s Advanced Player Development Scheme.