Ramkumar progresses in Winnetka Challenger
Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Michael Redlicki of the US 7-5, 7-5 in the second round, after a bye in the first, in the $54,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Winnetka, US.
However, top seeds Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja were beaten 7-5, 6-4 by Jason Jung of Chinese Taipei and Evan King of the US in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.
In the $60,000 women’s event in Germany, fourth seed Ankita Raina was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Katharina Hobgarski of Germany in the second round. Ankita made the doubles semifinals as the top seed with Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands, after a bye in the first.
In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, Sowjanya Bavisetti fought past fourth seed Himeno Sakatsume of Japan 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3. She will play Himari Sato of Japan in the quarterfinals.
$54,000 Challenger, Winnetka, US
Singles (second round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Michael Redlicki (US) 7-5, 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jason Jung (TPE) & Evan King (US) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 7-5, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Fermin Tenti (ARG) bt Siddhant Banthia 2-6, 7-6(8), 4-1 (retired); First round: Siddhant Banthia bt Alexis Musialex (FRA) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.
$60,000 ITF men, Versmold, Germany
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Katharina Hobgarski (GER) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Bibiane Schoofs (NED) & Ankita Raina bt Katharina Gerlach (GER) & Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) 6-3, 6-4.
$25,000 ITF women, Getxo, Spain
Singles (first round): Mallaurie Noel (FRA) bt Rutuja Bhosale 7-5, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Lou Brouleau (FRA) bt Zeel Desai 6-1, 6-1; Himari Sato (JPN) bt Mihika Yadav 6-2, 6-3; Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Himeno Sakatsume (JPN) 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)