Shaikh won 6-4 6-1 and was joined by third seed Haadin Bava of Mumbai, who prevailed over unseeded Kunal Vazirani 6-2, 6-1, also from Maharashtra.
     
Shaikh also teamed up with Anvit Bendre to beat the Karnataka pair of Suraj Prabodh and Dev Prajwal 7-5 6-3 in the doubles first round.
     
The other singles winners were Faisal Qamar of Rajasthan, Vignesh Peranamallur of AP and Maharashtra duo Saurabh Patil and Shahbaz Khan, who all won in straight sets to advance to the second round.
     
Results (1st round): Faisal Qamar (Raj) bt Neishit Vakil (Mah) 6-2 6-1; Saurabh Patil (Mah) bt Sahil Gaware (Mah) 6-2, 6-0; 1-Abdullah Shaikh (AP) bt Saurav Sukul (WB) 6-4, 6-1; 3-Haadin Bava (Mah) bt Kunal Vazirani (Mah) 6-2 6-1; Vignesh Peranamallur (AP) bt Dhruv Sunish (Mah) 6-2 6-2; Shahbaz Khan (Mah) bt Abhinansu Borthakur (Assam) 6-2 6-3.
     
Doubles (1st round): 1-Anvit Bendre/Abdullah Shaikh bt Suraj Prabodh/Dev Prajwal 7-5 6-3; 3-Kunal Anand/Saurav Sukul bt Rashein Samuel/Anshu Kumar Bhuyan 7-5 6-2; Aryan Goveas/Rohan Samant bt Rohit Ranglani/Bruhad Mankad 6-1 6-3.

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