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Todd Harrity overcame Mahesh Mangaonkar to reach the second round in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Open: Harrity advances on home soil

Home favourite Todd Harrity is through to the second round of the Three Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open, after beating Mahesh Mangaonkar in four games.

The American recovered from losing the second game against the World No.56 to win 3-1, and set up a North American clash against the No.5 seed in the tournament, Cesar Salazar.

The Mexican’s brother, Arturo Salazar, will face the No.1 seed Ryan Cuskelly in the last 16, after beating Dimitri Steinmann in straight games, winning 11-9, 11-6, 11-6.

Elsewhere, both Campbell Grayson and Ivan Yuen needed five games to get through their matches against Mohamed ElSherbini and Alfredo Avila respectively.

Ramit Tandon was successful in the all-Indian clash in the first round, as World No.59 Vikram Malhotra was forced to retire midway through the second game.

Three Brits made it through from the first round, with two of them beating players with wild card spots in the tournament.

Alan Clyne is one of three Brits through to the last 16

Alan Clyne is through to the second round, as he stopped the other American from making it through. The Scot beat Chris Hanson in three to set up a clash with Leo Au.

Englishman Richie Fallows set up a second round clash with World No.30 Gregoire Marche, after beating Egyptian wild card Mustafa Nawar in three.

Peter Creed also took three games to defeat a wild card opponent. The Welshman beat Lyell Fuller 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 to advance to the last 16.

Results: First Round
Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-6
Alan Clyne (SCO) bt Chris Hanson (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 13-11, 11-6
Ramit Tandon (IND) bt Vikram Malhotra (IND) 3-0: 11-5, 9-3 retired
Richie Fallows (ENG) bt [WC] Mustafa Nawar (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 11-7
Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY) 3-2: 7-11, 11-1, 13-11, 3-11, 11-6
Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt Alfredo Avila (MEX) 3-2: 5-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
Todd Harrity (USA) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 3-1: 13-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-5
Peter Creed (WAL) bt [WC] Lyell Fuller (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-4

Draw: Second Round
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) vs Arturo Salazar (MEX)
Alan Clyne (SCO) vs [4] Leo Au (HKG)
[7] Youssef Soliman (EGY) vs Ramit Tandon (IND)
Richie Fallows (ENG) vs [6] Gregoire Marche (FRA)
[3] Zahed Salem (EGY) vs Campbell Grayson (NZL)
Ivan Yuen (MAS) vs [2] Nicolas Mueller (SUI)
[5] Cesar Salazar (MEX) vs Todd Harrity (USA)
Peter Creed (WAL) vs [8] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)

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