Prajnesh Gunneswaran sets up second round with Benoit Paire
Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany 6-3, 6-4 to set up a second round with top seed Benoit Paire of France in the $807,210 ATP tennis tournament
In doubles, Asian Games gold medallists Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, playing together after a gap, were beaten 6-3, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals by Nicholas Monroe and Tennys Sandgren.
$807,210 ATP, Winston Salem, US
Singles (first round): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicholas Monroe & Tennys Sandgren (US) bt Rohan Bopanna & Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Lambermont, Belgium
Qualifying singles (first round): Arjun Mahadevan bt Benoit Lanckohr (BEL) 7-5, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Helsinki, Finland
Qualifying singles (first round): Roni Rikkonen (FIN) bt Harshal Rukhaiyar 6-3, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia
Qualifying singles (first round): Kunal Anand bt Fitriadi M Rifqi (INA) 6-2, 6-4; Haadin Bava bt Jie-Ming Pai (TPE) 6-4, 7-5; Sergey Shipilov (RUS) bt Gokul Suresh 7-5, 6-2; Rishi Reddy bt Mohit Bhardwaj 6-2, 6-0; Dhruv Sunish bt Bill Duo (US) 6-4, 3-6, [11-9]; Amit Beniwal bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 1-6, 6-3, [10-7]; Prithvi Sekhar bt Giorgio Alessandro Soemarno (INA) 6-1, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Sintra, Portugal
Qualifying singles (first round): Manuel Goncalves (POR) bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand
Qualifying singles (first round): Cameron Green (AUS) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi -1, 6-1; Young-Hoon Jeong (KOR) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-2, 6-4; Abhinav Snajeev Shanmugam bt Vorachon Rakpuangchon (THA) 6-1, 6-1; Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Bingyu Yu (CHN) 6-3, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Benedikt Emesz (AUT) bt Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal 6-1, 6-1.
First round: Luigi Sorrentino (ITA) bt Tanav Mehta 6-0, 6-1; Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal bt Maxim Turyev (RUS) 6-2, 5-7, [12-10]; Ervin Haris Eminefendic (ITA) bt Rishabdev Raman 6-1, 7-5.
$25,000 ITF women, Guiyang, China
Qualifying singles (first round): Yixuan Li (CHN) bt Riya Bhatia 6-3, 6-4; Chengyiyi Yuan (CHN) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-1, 6-4.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)