Prajnesh in semifinals in Anning Challenger
Defending champion and second seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Nikola Milojevic of Serbia 7-5, 6-3 to make the semifinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in China on Friday.
In the semifinals, Prajnesh will play Kamil Majchrzak of Poland who beat Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-1, 7-6(4).
In the doubles quarterfinals, Sriram Balaji, seeded second with Jamie Cerretani of the US was beaten 11-9 inn the super tie-break by the Chinese pair of Yan Bai and Fajing Sun.
In the ITF men’s Futures in Kazakhstan, Sidharth Rawat and Manish Sureshkumar made the doubles final.
$162,480 Challenger, Anning, China
Singles (quarterfinals): Kamil Majchrzak (POL) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-1, 7-6(4); Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Nikola Milojevic (SRB) 7-5, 6-3.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Yan Bai & Fajing Sun (CHN) bt Jamie Cerretani (US) & Sriram Balaji 7-6(9), 4-6, [11-9].
$25,000 ITF women, Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Doubles (semifinals): Sidharth Rawat & Manish Sureshkumar bt Artem Dubrivnyy & Alexander Ovcharov (RUS) 6-4, 1-6, [10-7].
$25,000 ITF women, Abuja, Nigeria
Doubles (quarterfinals): Tom Jomby (FRA) & Peter Kobelt (US) bt Arjun Kadhe & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-7(7), 6-4, [10-3].
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
Doubles (semifinals): Karolina Kubanova & Nikola Tomanova (CZE) bt Ramu Ueda (JPN) & Jennifer Luikham 6-4, 3-6, [10-3].
(Courtesy: The Hindu)