Saketh Myneni in quarterfinals of Japanese Challenger
Saketh Myneni got past eighth seed Chung Yunseong of Korea 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Challenger tennis tournament in Yokkaichi, Japan, on Thursday.
In the quarterfinals, Saketh will play third seed Tatsuma Ito of Japan.
Saketh also made the doubles quarterfinals with Harry Bourcher of Australia, knocking out the second seeds Harri Heliovarra of Finland and Tsung-Hua Yang of Chinese Taipei.
In the Aptos Challenger in the US, Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 7-6(2), 6-4 in the second round by Liam Broady of Britain, after a bye in the first round.
Vijay Sundar Prashanth won a tough doubles match in partnership with Scott Puodziunas of Australia, to set up a quarterfinal against second seeds Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan.
In the ITF men’s Futures in Jakarta, Manish Sureshkumar reached the quarterfinals, while Niki Poonacha went down in two tie-breaks.
In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in England, Ankita Raina beat wild card Freya Christie 6-3, 6-4 to make the quarterfinals. She, however, had lost the doubles pre-quarterfinals with Naiktha Bains.
$81,240 Challenger, Aptos, US
Singles (second round): Liam Broady (GBR) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(2), 6-4.
$54,160 Challenger, Yokkaichi, Japan
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Saketh Myneni bt Chung Yunseong (KOR) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Harry Bourcher (AUS) & Saketh Myneni bt Harri Heliovarra (FIN) & Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 6-4, 6-1.
€ 46,600 Challenger, Augsburg, Germany
Singles (second round): Matthias Bachinger (GER) bt Sriram Balaji 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Scott Puodziunas (AUS) & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Tomislav Draganja (CRO) & Mark Vervoort (NED) 6-4, 6-7(8), [10-7].
$15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Soichiro Moritani (JPN) bt Niki Poonacha 7-6(4), 7-6(5); Manish Sureshkumar bt Thantub Suksumrarn (THA) 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Kuan-Y Lee & Shao-Fan Liu (TPE) bt Aryan Goveas & Karunuday Singh 2-6, 6-3, [10-5]; Dusty H Boyer (US) & Pak Long Yeung (HKG) bt Kunal Anand & Manish Sureshkumar 6-4, 6-4; SD Prajwal Dev & Niki Poonacha bt Fitriadi M Rifqi & Anthony Susanto (INA) 7-5, 6-1.
$25,000 ITF women, Chiswick, England
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ankita Raina bt Freya Christie (GBR) 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Emily Appleton & Emily Arbuthnott (GBR) bt Naiktha Bains (GBR) & Ankita Raina 7-5, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Nairobi, Kenya
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Mahak Jain bt Saumya Vig 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Paulina Jastrzebska (POL) & Tiffany William (GBR) bt Diana Maria Mihail (ROU) & Avika Sagwal 6-2, 6-1; Sathwika Sama & Saumya Vig bt Deeksha Manju Prasad & Niditra Rajmohan 4-6, 6-1, [10-4]; Nevena Sokovic (SRB) & Demi Tran (Ned) bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi & Snehal Mane 6-3, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Angela Fita Boluda (ESP) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-4, 6-1.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)