MUMBAI: Maharashtra's Parth Shah sweated it out at the Practennis courts before getting past Tamil Nadu's Karan Kurup in three sets 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 for an entry into the boys under-14 second round of the All India National Series Tennis Tournament 2007 (co-sponsored by DHFL and IOC) on Monday.
Top seed Rohit Bisht (Delhi) downed Statemate Siddharth Sharma 6-1, 6-2 as the main draw commenced.
Sharan Patil (Karnataka) faced a gritty opponent in Maharashtra's Milind Seth before winning in three sets.
The results: (First round): Boys (under-14): Rohit Bisht (Del) bt Siddharth Sharma (Del) 6-1, 6-2; Sharan Patil (Kar) bt Milind Seth (Mah) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; Suraj Konwar (Guj) bt Anirudh Darp (Mah) 6-0, 6-0.
Arjun Khade (Mah) bt Pranav Srinivasan (Mah) 6-0, 6-0; Parth Shah (Mah) bt Karan Kurup (TN) 2-6, 7-5, 6-0; Anuj Chajjed (Mah) bt Karan S (Kar) 7-5, 6-3.
Final qualifiers: Boys (under-16): Rushabh Kotak bt Anvit Bhendre (Guj) 9-4; Niraj Elangovan (TN) bt Nihar Yeravdekar 9-8(2); Chakma Manas Lomal (Assam) bt Vivek Sashidharan (TN) 9-5; Vishal Salvi bt Anirudh Darp (Mah) 9-3, Nikunj Mehta bt Ponkshr Srinivas (Mah) 9-6.
Boys: U-14: Sharman Shukla bt Aditya Vyas 9-1; Ryan Serrao bt Parthi Sarathi 9-3; Yash Deshpande (Mah) bt Yogesh Aher (Mah) 9-4; Karan Narala bt Datta Modhuriya 9-3; S.P. Prashant (TN) bt Ronit Patil 9-6. Special Correspondent