Divij Sharan in Challenger quarterfinals in China
Divij Sharan, seeded No.1 with Matthew Ebden of Australia beat Steven Diez of Canada and Enrique Lopez Perez of Spainn 6-2, 6-7(6), 11-9 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Jinan, China, on Tuesday.
In the singles first round, Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Shuichi Sekkiguchi of Japan.
In the € 137,560 Challenger in Genova, Italy, Sumit Nagal, fresh from his date with Roger Federer in the US Open, was beaten 6-1, 7-5 by Giuilio Zeppieri of Itally in the first round.
There was success in doubles for Prarthana Thombare and Rutuja Bhosale with different partners in the $60,000 ITF women’s event in Changsha, China.
$162,480 Challenger, Jinan, China
Singles: Shuichi Sekiguchi (JPN) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Matthew Ebden (AUS) & Divij Sharan bt Steven Diez (CAN) & Enrique Lopez Perez (ESP) 6-2, 6-7(6), [11-9].
€137,560 Challenger, Genova, Italy
Singles (first round): Giuilio Zeppieri (ITA) bt Sumit Nagal 6-1, 7-5.
$25,000 ITF men, Oviedo, Spain
Qualifying singles (first round): Diego Menendez Vina (ESP) bt Chinmaya Dev Chauhan 6-3, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Sao Bras Alportel, Portugal
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Terence Das bt Guillermo Tendero Ramirez (ESP) 6-1, 6-0; Second round: William Griffith (US) bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa 7-6(2), 6-1; Terence Das bt Bernardo Roque (POR) 6-4, 7-5; First round: Paramveer Singh Bajwa bt Daniel Kouznetsov (AUS) 6-2, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Francis Casey Alcantara (PHI) & Kento Takeuchi (JPN) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi & Sidharth Rawat 6-2, 6-1.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Rishi Reddy 3-6, 6-1, [11-9]; Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Billy Harris (GBR) 6-4, 6-3.
First round: Ulsung Park (KOR) bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 6-3, 6-1; Rishi Reddy bt Ti Chen (TPE) 6-3, 3-6, [10-3]; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Krittin Koaykul (THA) 6-3, 6-2; Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Charles Roberts (THA) 6-1, 7-6(1).
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Andrey Chepelev (Rus) & Clement Tabur (Fra) bt Alejandro Perez (Col) & Shiva Swaroop 6-0, 6-1.
Qualifying singles (second round): Marius Ruzgas (Swe) bt Shiva Swaroop 6-0, 6-0; Alessandro Coppini (Ita) bt Rishabdev Raman 6-0, 4-0 (retired); First round: Rishabdev Raman bt Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal 4-6, 6-2, [10-1]; Marco Zocastello (Sui) bt Kabir Gupta 6-0, 6-1.
$60,000 ITF women, Changsha, China
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jessy Rompies (Ina) & Prarthana Thombare bt Mei Xu Wu & Wushuang Zheng (Chn) 4-6, 6-2, [10-6]; Erika Sema (Jpn) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Ziyue Sun & Qiangian Zhao (Chn) 6-4, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Sajur, Israel
Singles (first round): Tiffany William (GBR) bt Mihika Yadav 4-6, 7-6(5) retired.
$15,000 ITF women, Curtera de Arges, Romania
Qualifying singles (first round): Lulia Marko (ROU) bt Isha Budwal 6-3, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round) Ani Vangelova (BUL) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-2, 6-3.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Maria Lota Kaul (EST) bt Kaaviya Balasubramanian 7-5, 6-1; First round: Martina Biagianti (ITA) bt Vibhasree Gowda 6-0, 6-0; Clarissa Gai (ITA) bt Shreya Tatavarthy 6-4, 6-1; Kaaviya Balasubramanian bt Niditra Rajmohan 2-6, 7-5, [10-3].
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yekaterina Dmitrichenko (KAZ) & Antonia Schmidt (GER) bt Kaaviya Balasubramanian & Niditra Rankohan 6-2, 6-3; Coralie Garrigues (FRA) & Likhitha Kalava bt Luna Meers & Zoi Meers (BEL) 6-3, 6-2.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)