Pune : Lucky loser Parth Chivate overcame a stiff resistance from Partha Shah to score a thrilling 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3 win and storm into the second round of the Walchand Cup under-16 national series tennis tournament here.
In the other single, Shaikh Wahab was given a fright before he downed Swapnil Saraiya 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to make it to the second round. Sixth seeded Suraj Kanwar of Gujarat doused a spirited effort from qualifier Ashman Ghogari 7-6(6), 6-3.
All the other seeds had easy outings on their way to the second round.
Results: Ronit Bisht bt Anvit Bendre 6-1, 6-1; Aniket Wakankar bt Raveesh Salelker 6-0, 6-4; Rakshay Thakkar bt Sahil deshmulh 6-3, 6-2; Rajveer Singh Dharani bt Harsha Manjunath (kar) 6-1, 6-1; Suraj kanwar (Guj) bt Ashman Ghogari 7-6(7-3), 6-3; Jay Soni (Guj) bt P. Vasnth kumar (Kar) 6-3, 6 -2; Rohit Bisht (Dli) bt N.S.Vishuraj (AP) 6-0, 6-1; Parth Chivate bt Parth Shah 6-4, 6-7(8-6),6-3; Vinod Gowda (kar) bt Tushar Mandlekar 6-1, 6-0; Shaikh Wahab bt Swapnil Saraiya 3-6, 6-4,6-1; Om Dalvi bt Aitya Chawgule 6-3, 7-5; Vietla Sawan (AP) bt Trivesh Singh (Dli) 6-3, 6-2; Y Akhil reddy bt Shervil Navgire 6-4,7-6(7-3); Shahbaaz Khan bt S.D Prajwal dev 6-1,6-0