Third-seeded Sahil Deshmukh came through a tough second round match against local boy I.B. Akshay at the adidas-MCC National junior (under-18) tennis championship here on Tuesday, prevailing 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

After a good first set, Akshay’s game crumbled in the second. His faltering first serve coupled with an array of unforced errors helped Sahil break his serve twice and win the set 6-2.

Though his serving improved marginally in the third, he didn’t posses much firepower to counter Sahil, who played with much more aggression.

Sahil attacked Akshay’s serve and in the process executed some fine returns before clinching the match on his first match point.

The results:

Second round: Boys: Shaikh Abdullah bt Arjun Ramakrishnan 6-3, 7-5; Basil L. Khuma bt Rian Pandole 6-0, 6-3; Jajbir Singh Saran bt Akhil Kanagaraj 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; B.R. Nikshep bt Parikshit Somani 6-3,6-2; A.K. Pardha Saradhi bt Amlanjyoti Baruah 6-1, 6-3; Mohd. Fahad bt Aditya Anant Gokhale 7-6 (8), 6-3; Anvit Bendre bt Anush Dheer Singh 7-5, 6-3; Raswant Ravi bt Vasudev Vijayaraman 6-3, 6-3; Sahil Deshmukh bt I.B. Akshay 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; Mukund Sasikumar bt Udayan Bhakar 6-0, 6-3; Neeraj Elangovan bt S.D. Prajwal Dev 6-2, 6-4; Lakshamanan Balaji bt Ishaque Eqbal 6-2, 7-5; Venkata Gnana bt Fatehdeep Singh 6-2, 6-2; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Rahul Srinivas 6-0, 3-6, 6-0; Ronit Singh Bisht bt Alex Solanki 6-1, 6-4; Suraj Prabodh bt R.S. Mohit 7-5, 6-2.

Girls: Snehadevi S. Reddy bt R. Abhinikka 6-1, 6-1; Himani Mor bt S. Avanthika 6-3, 6-3; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Thanushree 6-2, 6-2; Eeshita Pande bt S. Sathwika 6-3,6-3; Ramya Natarajan bt Vasanti P. Shinde 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5); Zeel Desai bt Rashmita Reddy 6-0, 6-3; Dhruthi T. Venugopal bt Moulika 6-0, 0-6, 6-4; N. Saranya bt Akshara Iska 6-4, 6-0; Nandini Das bt Vanshika Sawhney 6-3, 6-3; Ojasvinee Singh bt Shweta Sangwan 6-4, 6-4; Devanshi G. Bhimjiyani bt D. Shambhavi 6-3, 6-1; Snehal Mane bt Bhavya Wadhwan 6-4, 6-4; D. Nayanika Reddy bt A. Shameema 5-7, 6-4, 6-3; K. Gayatri bt Rimpledeep Kaur 3-6, 7-5, 6-2; Shristi Slaria bt Muskaan Ranjan 6-3, 6-2; Samhitha Sai bt Simran Wadhwa 6-1, 6-0.

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