Prajnesh Gunneswaran reaches third round in Shanghai Challenger
Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat James Ward of Britain 6-4, 7-6(3) to progress into the pre-quarterfinals of the $81,240 Challenger tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday.
Sasi Kumar Mukund lost to the second seed Tatsuma Ito of Japan while Arjun Kadhe lost to fourth seed Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan.
In doubles, Divij Sharan and Saketh Myneni combined well to make the quarterfinals.
In the ITF women’s event in Tabarka, Tunisia, Bhuvana Kalva beat Brittany Collens of the US 7-5, 6-2 in the first round.
$81,240 Challenger, Shanghai, China
Singles (second round): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt James Ward (GBR) 6-4, 7-6(3); Yasutaka Uchiyama bt Arjun Kadhe 7-6(4), 6-3; Tatsuma Ito (JPN) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-4.
First round: Hua Runhao (CHN) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Divij Sharan & Saketh Myneni bt Steven Diez (CAN) & Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 7-5, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Gunjan Jadhav bt Mohamed Hesham (EGY) 6-4, 6-4; Sahil Gaware bt Aly Shokeir (EGY) 6-3, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Lorenzo Brunetti (ITA) bt Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal 6-2, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Champaign, US
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Adam walton (AUS) bt Parth Aggarwal 6-2, 6-2; Second round: Parth Aggarwal bt Alex Bancila (US) 3-6, 6-3, [10-4].
$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Sathwika Sama bt Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Angelika Shapovalova (RUS) & Avika Sagwal bt Hla El-Sakka & Nada Fouad (EGY) 6-2, 7-6(3).
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Lisa Pigato (ITA) bt Niditra Rajmohan 6-1, 6-1; Bhuvana Kalva bt Brittany Collens (US) 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alice Viglianisi (ITA) & Humera Shaik bt Kimberly Mpukusa (GBR) & Niditra Rajmohan 4-6, 6-0, [10-7].
(Courtesy: The Hindu)