Austrian left-hander Tristan-Samuel Weissborn reeled off four games in a row from 2-4 down in the second set to wrap up a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cambodia’s Bun Kenny in the first round of the ITF India F2 Futures tennis tournament in Kolkata yesterday.
The 877th ranked player was all over the Cambodian qualifier when play resumed yesterday morning after the match had to be postponed at 6-4, 2-4 to the Austrian late on Tuesday evening due to some problems with court lighting.
Taking charge from the word go, Weissborn used his double fisted backhands to good effect and tenaciously came through adverse patches in at least three of the four games that went to deuce.
For the second week in a row, Bun Kenny got through the qualifying stage without much ado, handing out straight set defeats to two Indian rivals.
In the first round he had no qualms against Vignesh Veerabadran 6-4, 6-3, and in the crucial second round he got past Alla Sirkar 6-4, 6-2 to earn a place in the main draw.
Having failed to cross the first hurdle at both Mumbai and Calcutta events, Bun Kenny now heads to Thailand today where he will join his teammate Tan Nysan and national coach Braen Aneiros for a crack at two back-to-back Futures events at Khon Kaen starting this weekend.