Nagpur: Indian junior Dev Javia and qualifier Paras Dahiya entered the second round of the main draw at the $15,000 KPIT-MSLTA ITF WTT Cup Men’s Tennis Championships, being organized by the MSLTA in association with Deccan Gymkhana and played at their tennis courts in Pune on Tuesday.
In the opening round, Dev Javia, who made it to the main draw as ITF junior reserve spot, thumped wild card Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta 7-6(2), 6-4.
In a match between two qualifiers, Paras Dahiya proved better rallying past Suraj R Prabodh 6-2, 7-6(10).
Qualifier Henry Patten of Britain, Hungary’s Zsombor Velcz, Sweden’s fifth seed Jonathan Mridha and his compatriot Filip Bergevi were the other players to make the second round in the men’s singles.
In the biggest upset in the doubles event, scratch pair of Faisal Qamar and Dhruv Sunish, who signed up at the very last minute for the doubles event and made the draw as the last team, stunned top seeds N Vijay Sundar Prashanth and Vishnu Vardhan 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 to make the quarter-finals.
RESULTS (Round 1)
(Q) Henry Patten (GBR) bt Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) 6-1 (retired)
Zsombor Velcz (HUN) bt Marco Brugnerotto (ITA) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Dev Javia (IND) bt (WC) Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (IND) 7-6(2), 6-4
(Q)Paras Dahiya (IND) bt (Q)Suraj R Prabodh (IND) 6-2, 7-6(10)
5-Jonathan Mridha (SWE) bt 3-Aryan Goveas (IND) 7-6(3), 7-5
Filip Bergevi (SWE) bt (WC) Karan Singh (IND) 6-2, 7-5.
Faisal Qamar (Ind)/Dhruv Sunish (Ind) bt 1-N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (Ind)/Vishnu Vardhan (Ind)  6-4, 3-6, 10-6
2-Luca Castelnuovo (Sui)/Arjun Kadhe (Ind) bt Aidan Mchugh (Gbr)/Dominik Palan (Cze) 4-6, 7-5, 10-2
Zane Khan (USA)/Dalibor Svrcina (CZE) bt Sidharth Rawat (Ind)/Manish Sureshkumar (Ind) 2-6, 6-3, 10-3
S D Prajwal Dev (Ind)/Nitin Kumar Sinha (Ind) bt Rishi Reddy (Ind)/Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam (Ind) (4)6-7, 6-0, 10-3.