Manish Sureshkumar in pre-quarterfinals in Singapore
Manish Sureshkumar and Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam progressed into the singles pre-quarterfinals, in the ITF men’s Futures in Singapore.
Arjun Kadhe retired midway through the second set against Dennis Novikov of the US in the first qualifying round of the Challenger in Columbus.
Karunuday Singh started well in the $25,000 event in China, with a first round win in doubles with Luca Castelinuovo of Switzerland.
Former Asian junior champion, Nitin Kumar Sinha's attempt to qualify for the men's Futures in Germany fell through in the final qualifying round.
€ 754,540 ATP, Stuttgart, Germany
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Denys Molchanov (UKR) & Artem Sitak (NZL) bt Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) & Divij Sharan 5-7, 7-6(14), [11-9].
$54,160 Challenger, Columbus, US
Qualifying singles (first round): Dennis Novikov (US) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-1, 3-0 (retired).
$25,000 ITF men, Shenzhen, China
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luca Castelnuovo (SUI) & Karunuday Singh bt Haitong Xia & Weiqiang Zheng (CHN) 6-2, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF men, Hong Kong
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar bt Douglas Geiwald (SWE) 6-7(4), 6-1, [10-8].
$15,000 ITF men, Kaltenkirchen, Germany
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Tadeas Paroulek (CZE) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Singapore
Singles (first round): Manish Sureshkumar bt Jatin Dahiya 6-3, 6-1; Alec Adamson (US) bt Kunal Anand 6-1, 6-3; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Aaron Addison (AUS) 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Siddhant Banthia & Manish Sureshkumar bt Sai Saran Reddy & Arjun Mahadevan 6-1, 7-5; Thanapet Chanta & Kasidit Samrej (THA) bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam & Gokul Suresh 7-6(3), 6-4.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Gokul Suresh bt Rafael E Grovas (PUR) 2-6, 7-5, [10-4]; Jagmeet Singh bt Cheraag Bajwa (GBR) 6-3, 6-1; Vidit Vaghela bt Yuvraj Singh 6-2, 6-3; Atharva Sharma bt Arjun Mahadevan 3-6, 7-5, [13-11].
$25,000 ITF women, Sumter, US
Qualifying singles (first round): Mary Closs (US) bt Arushi Gupta 6-1, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF women, Cancun, Mexico
Qualifying singles (second round): Gianna Pielet (US) bt Isha Budwal 6-1, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Amarante, Portugal
Qualifying singles (first round): Ali Collins (GBR) bt Amrita Yadav 6-0, 6-2; Sathwika Sama bt Sara Neto (POR) 6-1, 6-0; Amandine Cazeaux (FRA) bt Muskan Gupta 6-2, 6-1.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)