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Top seeded Mert Adanali survives scare

Top-seeded Mert Adanali of Turkey survived a scare from unseeded Canadian Stefan Frljanic before advancing to the second round of the second-leg Oman ITF Junior (U18) Tennis Tournament at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Monday. Adanali won 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.

Also winning on a rain-interrupted day were the other three seeds. Second seed Cem Hizlialp beat Farid Hajizada of Azerbaijan 7-6, 7-5, third seed Latvian Arturs Lazdins defeated Kazakhstan’s Daniil Michshenko 6-0, 6-1 and Turkmenistan’s fourth seed Aleksandr Ernepsov outplayed Egyptian Adham Hesham Gabr 6-1, 6-2.

The lone upset was caused by Dutch qualifier Tallob Griekspoor who beat fifth-seeded Sharmal Dissanayake of Sri Lanka 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Other results: Girls singles (first round): Estee Widdershoven (Belgium) beat Mina Guner Karamercan (Turkey) 6-4, 6-1; Anna Abu al Haj (Jordan) beat Simran Kaur (India) 6-2, 6-2.

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