Ramkumar loses quarterfinals, makes doubles final in Italy
Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by Mats Moraing of Germany in the quarterfinals of the €46,600 Challenger tennis tournament in Recanati, Italy.
However, Ramkumar in partnership with Goncalo Oliveira of Portugal, made the doubles final at the expense of top seeds Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile and Tristan-Samuel Weissborn of Austria.
The duo had bounced from the brink of defeat for a 1-6, 7-6(6), 10-8 victory over the Spaniards Enrique Lopez Perez and Adrian Menendez-Maceiras in the quarterfinals.
€ 46,600 Challenger, Recanati, Italy
Singles (quarterfinals): Mats Moraing (GER) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (semifinals): Goncalo Oliveira (POR) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (CHI) & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (Aut) 6-2, 6-4.
Quarterfinals: Goncalo Oliveira (POR) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Enrique Lopez Perez & Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 1-6, 7-6(6), [10-8].
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (quarterfinals): Da Hye Kim (KOR) bt Zeel Desai 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Robu Kajitani & Aika Yoshitomi (JPN) bt Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (THA) & Zeel Desai 6-2, 5-7, [10-8]; Kamonwan Buayam & Patcharin Chapchandej (THA) bt Mio Kozaki (JPN) & Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-0.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)