Sriram Balaji in quarterfinals of Anning Challenger with Jamie Cerretani
Sriram Balaji, seeded second in partnership with Jamie Cerretani of the US, beat the Chinese wild card entrants Yecong He and Di Wu, 6-4, 7-6(4) to make the doubles quarterfinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in China on Wednesday.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran in partnership with Saketh Myneni also made the doubles quarterfinals, but Ramkumar Ramanathan and Vishnu Vardhan lost in two tie-breaks to Sander Arends and Tristan-Samuel Weissborn.
$162,480 Challenger, Anning, China
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sander Arends (NED) & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan & Vishnu Vardhan 7-6(4), 7-6(7); Prajnesh Gunneswaran & Saketh Myneni bt Enrique Lopez Perez (ESP) & Luca Margaroli (SUI) 7-6(5), 6-4; Jamie Cerretani (US) & Sriram Balaji bt Yecong He & Di Wu (CHN) 6-4, 7-6(4).
$25,000 ITF men, Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Singles (first round): Aleksandre Metreveli (GEO) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sidharth Rawat & Manish Sureshkumar bt Saida’lo Saidkarimov & Shonigmatjon Shofayziyev (UZB) 6-4, 6-4.
$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria
Singles (first round): Dominik Palan (CZE) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): VM Ranjeet bt Daniil Sokolov (RUS) 6-2, 6-0; Mathieu Perchicot (FRA) bt PC Vignesh 6-1, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Lisa Mays (AUS) bt Sravya Shivani Chillakalapudi 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Minami Akiyama & Ikumi Yamazaki (JPN) bt Lisa Mays (AUS) & Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-4, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey Singles (first round): Eliessa Vanlangendonck (BEL) bt Jennifer Luikham 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)