Saketh and Jeevan in doubles quarterfinals in Challenger
Saketh Myneni and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan combined well to get past the Aussies Alex Bolt and Jacob Grills 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, on Wednesday.
In the quarterfinals, the Indian pair will play the third seeded Taipei pair of Cheng-Peng Hsieh and Tsung-Hua Yang.
In the singles second round, however, Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by Marc Polmans.
Ramkumar Ramanathan made the doubles quarterfinals of the Challenger in Glasgow, in partnership with Marek Gengel of the Czech Republic.
$162,480 Challenger, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Singles (second round): Marc Polmans (AUS) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Saketh Myneni & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Alex Bolt & Jacob Grills (AUS) 4-6, 6-4, [10-8].
€ 46,600 Challenger, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marek Gengel (CZE) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Scott Clayton & Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) 7-5, 7-6(7).
$15,000 ITF men, Nanchang, China
Singles (first round): Prithvi Sekhar bt Xian Yao Zhou (CHN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luca Castelnuovo (SUI) & Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Nathasith Kunsuwan (THA) & Rukai Wang (Chn) 6-2, 7-6(7); Poi Wattanakul (THA) & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Xiaoyu He & Changil Zhang (CHN) 6-2, 0-6, [10-8]; Kosuke Ogura & Ryota Tanuma (JPN) bt Oleg Khotkov (UKR) & Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi 2-6, 6-3, [10-7].
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Simone Roncalli (ITA) bt Aryan Goveas 6-2, 3-0 (retired).
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Zachary Eisinga (NED) bt Kabir Gupta 6-0, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey
Singles (first round): Michael Vrbensky (CZE) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kelsey Stevenson (CAN) & Adil Kalyanpur bt Gabriele Bosio & Carlo Alberto Fossati (ITA) 6-2, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Anning, China
Singles (first round): Meiqi Guo (CHN) bt Soha Sadiq 6-4, 6-1; Zhibek Kulambayeva (KAZ) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Oleksandra Oliynykova (CRO) & Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Eun Se Jang (KOR) & Nikita Uberoi (US) 6-2, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Alice Amendola (ITA) bt Likhitha Kalava 7-5, 7-5.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)