Somdev, a wild card entrant, next faces American eighth-seed Denis Kudla. He had lost six consecutive first round matches before coming into this event.
The Indian has slid to 733 in the singles ATP rankings.
Amritraj in finalPune: Davis Cupper Saketh Myneni will meet Prakash Amrit-raj in the final of the $15,000 Solaris ITF Men’s Future Tennis Championships. In the semis, fourth-seeded Myneni upset top seed Christopher Rungkat (Indo-nesia) 6-2, 6-1. Amritraj beat Nicol-as Reissig (Austria) 6-3, 6-4.