Mumbai, November 21, 2023: Siddharth Vishwakarma and Maharashtra boy Siddanth Banthia scored big wins to move into the second round at the MSLTA $25000 Mens ITF tennis championships being organized by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) and played at their GA Ranade Tennis centre at Mumbai.
In the opening round Siddharth Vishwakarma carved out the first upset of the event toppling four seeded Vladyslav Orlov of Ukraine 7-6(2), 6-3 while Pune Boy Siddhant Banthia came back from loss of the first set to oust Kazuma Kawachi of. Japan 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 to move into the second round
In other matches featuring Indians Sidarth Rawat scored a 7-5,6-3 win over Nitin Kumar Sinha while Dev Javia accounted for Wild card Parth Aggarwal 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
Harrison Adams of USA , Ryotaro Taguchi of Japan, alongside six Indians Madhwin Kamath , Rohan Mehra , Bharath Nishok Kumaran , Kabir Hans, Aryan Shah and Shivank Bhatnagar qualified for the main draw of the event after the final round qualifying
The tournament was inaugurated Andrew Moss. Head, ITF World Tennis Tour, Strategy and Pathway Mr.Sunder Iyer, Hon Secretary of MSLTA, Mr.Manoj Vaidya, CEO of MSLTA and ITF Supervisor Mr Amorn Duangpinkin of Thailand were present on the occasion.