Prajnesh Gunneswaran in quarterfinals
Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran set up a quarterfinal against the seventh seed go Soeda of Japan, with a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory over Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei in the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Jinan, China, on Thursday.
In doubles, Divij Sharan seeded No.1 in partnership with Matthew Ebden, set up a semifinal against fourth seeds Saketh Myneni and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.
In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Sidharth Rawat and Nitin Kumar Sinha reached the singles quarterfinals.
In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in China, Rutuja Bhosale was beaten by the top seed Nina Stojanovic of Serbia. But, Rutuja and Prarthana Thombare made the doubles semifinals with Erika Sema of Japan and Jessy Rompies of Indonesia respectively.
$162,480 Challenger, Jinan, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Tung-Lin Wu (TPE) 6-4, 7-6(3).
Doubles (quarterfinals): Matthew Ebden (AUS) & Divij Sharan bt Pedja Krstin (Srb) & Aira Santillan (AUS) 6-1, 6-4; Saketh Myneni & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Hiroki oriya (JPN) & Goncalo Oliveira (POR) 7-5, 6-2.
€ 46,600 Challenger, Cassis, France
Doubles (quarterfinals): Quentin Halys & Tristan Lamasine (FRA) bt Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sidharth Rawat bt Kelsey Stevenson (CAN) 6-3, 7-5; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Cheng-Yu Yu (TPE) 3-6, 6-4, 5-2 (retired).
$60,000 ITF women, Changsha, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Nina Stojanovic (SRB) bt Rutuja Bhosale 7-6(2), 6-2.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Jessy Rompies (INA) & Prarthana Thombare bt Hanyu Guo (CHN) & Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) 6-4, 6-3; Erika Sema (JPN) & Rutuja Bhosale w.o. Fatima Al Nabhani (OMA) & Angelina Gabueva (RUS).
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Doubles (quarterfinals): Nadia Echeverria Alam (VEN) & Anna Popescu (GBR) bt Coralie Garrigues (FRA) & Likhitha Kalava 6-3, 6-3.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)