Mohit upsets Vijayant in ITF Davangere Open
Tamil Nadu tennis player Mohit Mayur Vijayprakash pulled off the first big upset of the ITF Davangere Open Men's Futures Championship when he knocked out fifth seed Vijayant Malik 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 in two hours and 29 minutes in the first round Monday.
Mayur, after dropping the first set, trailed 0-3 in the second but staged a gritty fight back. Malik made unforced errors and Mohit kept the momentum to close the set and match.
Top seed Sriram Balaji after a sluggish start, rallied to find his rhythm and beat wild card Lakshit Sood 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0.
Davis Cupper Sanam singh drubbed Arjun Khade 6-4, 6-0 while fourth seed and former National Champion Ranjeet V.M. beat Rakshay Thakkar 6-4, 6-0.
Sagar Manjanna was the third wild card to bow out losing to Michael Shabaz of the United States 4-6, 0-6.
First round singles results: Mohit Mayur V. bt Vijayant Malik 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, Michael Shabaz bt Sagar Manjanna 6-4, 6-0, V.M. Ranjeet bt Rakshay Thakkar 6-4, 6-0, Sriram Balaji bt Lakshit Sood 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0, Sanam Singh bt Arjun Khade 6-4, 6-0.