Ankita Raina in second round of $60K tennis in Germany
Fourth seeded Ankita Raina beat Natalija Kostic of Serbia 6-1, 7-6(1) in the first round of the $60,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Versmold, Germany, on Wednesday.
In the $100,000 women’s event in France, Prarthana Thombare in partnership with Nigina Abduraimova was beaten 10-5 in the super tie-break of the doubles pre-quarterfinals by TamaraKorpatsch and Diana Marcinkevica.
In the men’s Challenger on clay in Germany, Sriram Balaji, seeded second in partnership with Jamie Cerretani of the US, was beaten 7-6(1), 6-4 by the wild card team of Nicola Kuhn of Spain and Daniel Masur of Germany in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.
$100,000 ITF women, Contrexeville, France
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Tamara Korpatsch (GER) & Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) bt Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) & Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 5-7, [10-5].
$60,000 ITF women, Versmold, Germany
Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Natalija Kostic (SRB) 6-1, 7-6(1).
$25,000 ITF women, Getxo, Spain
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Malalen Morante Oyague & Irati Urbaneja Salazar (ESP) 6-2, 7-5.
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (first round): Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Patcharin Cheapchandej (THA) Zhuoma Ni Ma (CHN) bt Nana Kawagishi (JPN) & Snehal Mane 6-0, 6-2; Mana Kawamura & Himeno Sakatsume (JPN) bt Mio Kozaki (JPN) & Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-0.
€ 69,280 Challenger, Braunschweig, Germany
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicola Kuhn (ESP) & Daniel Masur (GER) bt Jamie Cerretani (US) & Sriram Balaji 7-6(1), 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Juan Pablo Canas Garcia (ESP) bt Terence Das 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jake Hersey (GBR) & Siddhant Banthia bt Anze Arh (SLO) & Alen Rogic Hadzalic (CRO) 7-5, 7-5; Dule Ajdukovic (CRO) & Tomislav Jotovski (MKD) bt Lynn Max Kempen (GER) & Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi 6-0, 6-2; Franco Feitt & Guido Ivan Justo (ARG) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh 1-6, 6-3, [10-7].
(Courtesy: The Hindu)