Ankita Raina sails into second round in $60K event in China
Second seed Ankita Raina beat qualifier Xinyu Jiang of China 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the $60,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in China on Wednesday.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Ankita will face another Chines, Yue Yuan.
In doubles, however, Ankita, seeded third in partnership with Akiko Omae of Japan, was beaten 10-8 in the super tie-break of the pre-quarterfinals by the Chinese pair of Siqi Cao and Fang Ying Xun.
In the $162,480 Challenger in Busan, eighth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-1, 7-6(0) by Cem Ilkel of Turkey in the second round, after a bye in the first.
$162,480 Challenger, Busan, Korea
Singles (second round): Cem Ilkel (TUR) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-1, 7-6(0).
€ 137,560 Challenger, Aix en Provence, France
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Romain Arneodo & Hugo Nys (MON) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) & Leander Paes 6-4, 6-4.
$54,160 Challenger, Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) & Arjun Kadhe bt Viktor Durasovic (NOR) & Pavel Kotov (RUS) 7-5, 6-1.
€ 46,600 Chalelnger, Rome, Italy
Singles (first round): Ulises Blanch (US) bt Sumit Nagal 6-2, 7-5.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alessandro Ingarao & Mattia Rossi (ITA) bt Paul Emmanuel (NGR) & Koonwar Guta 6-4, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
Singles (first round): Ivan Nedelko (RUS) bt Rishi Reddy 7-5, 6-3; Aryan Goveas bt Issmael Changawa Ruwa Mzai (KEN) 6-4, 6-2; Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar bt Darryl Hale (GBR) 6-1, 6-2; Niki Poonacha bt William Bushamuka (US) 7-6(4), 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Giovani Samaha (LBN) & Aryan Goveas bt Ahmed Choudhary & Muzammil Murtaza (PAK) 7-6(2), 6-4.
$80,000 ITF women, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) & Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO) bt Nao Hibino (JPN) & Prarthana Thombare 6-3, 6-1.
$60,000 ITF women, Luan, China
Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Xinyu Jiang (CHN) 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Siqi Cao & Fang Ying Xun (CHN) bt Akiko Omae (JPN) & Ankita Raina 2-6, 6-3, [10-8].
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
Singles (first round): Jennifer Luikham bt Vlada Zvereva (BLR) 6-3, 7-6(3).
(Courtesy: The Hindu)