Sumit Nagal in pre-quarterfinals in Samarkand Challenger
Davis Cupper Sumit Nagal got past Sadio Doumbia of France 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 in the second round of the $54,160 Challenger in Samarkand on Tuesday.
In the Challenger in Korea, Sasi Kumar Mukund continued with his good work and won the second round against alternate entrant Yusukke Takahashi of Japan.
Two-time National champion Riya Bhatia had a good start in the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Singapore, as she outplayed Sarah Pang 6-1, 6-1.
In the ITF men’s Futures in Sweden, Adil Kalyanpur qualified into the main draw and drew second seed Patrik Niklas-Salminen of Finland in the first round.
$54,160 Challenger, Gwangju, Korea
Singles (second round): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Yusuke Takahashi (JPN) 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Adil Shamasdin (CAN) & Saketh Myneni bt Tung-Lin Wu & Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 6-2, 6-3; Jonathan Erlich (ISR) & Sriram Balaji bt Akira Santillan & Luke Saville (AUS) 6-3, 6-1.
$54,160 Challenger, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Singles (second round): Sumit Nagal bt Sadio Doumbia (FRA) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1; First round: Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Goncalo Oliveira (POR) & Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) bt Denis Yevseyevv (KAZ) & Arjun Kadhe 6-4, 3-6, [10-6].
$25,000 ITF women, Singapore
Singles (first round): Riya Bhatia bt Sarah Pang (SGP) 6-1, 6-1.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Jasmin Jebawy (GER) 6-4, 6-4; Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-3, 4-1 (retired); Erika Matsuda (JPN) bt Mihika Yadav 6-3, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
Singles (first round): Yulia Kulikova (RUS) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF men, Luan, China
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Qun Gao & Bingyu Yu (CHN) bt Pak Long Yeung (HKG) & Karunuday Singh 2-6, 6-2, [10-6].
$15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Niki Poonacha bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi & Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 6-2, 6-1; Sergey Bolotov (RUS) & SD Prajwal Dev bt Edward Birungi & Frank Tayebwa (UGA) 6-0, 6-2; Kunal Anand & Dipanshu Garg bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar & VM Ranjeet 2-6, 6-3, [10-8]; Ajeet Rai (NZL) & Dhruv Sunish bt Simon Peter Ayella & David Oringa (UGA) 6-4, 6-2; Giovani Samaha (LBN) & Aryan Goveas bt Diego Fernandez Flores (CHI) & Tejas Chaukulkar 6-3, 6-3.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Muzammil Murtaza (PAK) bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 7-6(5), 3-6, [10-3]; Rishi Reddy bt Tejas Chaukulkar 7-5, 4-6, [10-8]; Sheil Kotecha (KEN) bt Gokul Suresh -2, 6-3; Ahmed Choudhary (PAK) bt Babji Siva Atturu 6-4, 6-1; Kent Tagashira (JPN) bt Anshumat Srivastava 6-3, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Kalmar, Sweden
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Adil Kalyanpur bt Adam Heinonen (SWE) 6-4, 6-2.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)