Scotland's Jonny O'Mara was on top form at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow as the singles main draw of the 2017 Scottish Championships got underway.
The unseeded 21 year old from Arbroath advanced to Thursday's second round for the loss of only one game against wild card Luke Oakley and will now meet fourth seeded Italian Erik Capaldi. Later in the day there was disappointment for O'Mara in the men's doubles when he and Scott Clayton, the top seeds, were beaten by Jay Clarke and Neil Pauffley 5-7 6-2 [10-8] in the opening round.
Marcus Willis beat Scottish based Nicolas Rosenzweig [FRA] 6-1 6-3. Willis, seeded 5, proved too strong for the ambidextrous Frenchman, who had won through three rounds of qualifying, winning in just over one hour.
Two of Scotland's most promising juniors Connor Thomson and Hamish Stewart gave a good account of themselves in their first Pro doubles event together losing two keenly contested sets to the experienced pair of Yannick Jankovits [FRA] and Yannick Vandenbulcke [BEL]
Two of Scotland's top juniors start their campaigns on Wednesday having been awarded main draw wild cards. 16 year old Aidan McHugh from Bearsden, fresh from victory at an ITF junior event in the Czech Republic, will play Scott Clayton [GBR] on the second match on the show court with an approximate 11 am start time.
Bridge of Allan junior Ali Collins, who won through three rounds of girls' doubles at the Australian Open last week, opens play on the show court at 10 am. She is matched against Tess Sugnaux of Switzerland, world ranked 431, in round 1 of the women's main draw singles. Maia Lumsden, runner-up in 2016, opens against the qualifier Iva Primorac from Croatia in the fourth round of matches with an approximate 2.30 pm start time.
Play starts at 10 am with entry free to the spectators' stand. Draws and full results can be found at Aegon Pro-Series.
Show court matches are streamed live at https://offsidetv.com/
Photo: Jonny in action in the 2016 Scottish Championships