Bangladeshi boys made a disappointing start in the Focal Point 26th ITF Junior Tennis Championship proper which began at the National Tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday. Among the 16 direct entrants from Bangladesh, only four players made it to the second round of the competition. Kawsar Ali beat compatriot Atul 7-5, 6-3; Asik Khan beat Taipei's Huang Yu Cheng 6-4, 6-4, Mohammad Munna beat compatriot Chesty Haider and 6-2, 6-3, Biplob Ram defeated compatriot Jony 6-3, 6-3 to advance. The other nine Bangladeshi participants lost their opening round matches. Among the other winners were participants from India, Korea, Thailand and USA. The second round matches of the boys' group and first round matches of the girls' group will take place today.
Earlier, Youth and Sports secretary Nur Mohammad inaugurated the meet as the chief guest where managing director of Focal Point Abdul Kader was present as the special guest.