Arpit Sharma scores a memorable win in Cameroon
Arpit Sharma overcame a bad start and bounced back from the brink of defeat to beat Domen Gonstincar of Slovenia 0-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(3) in the first round of the $25,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Cameroon on Monday.
In the ITF women’s event in Hua Hin, Ashmitha Easwaramurthi overcame a tough start to beat Anastasia Suhotina of Russia in the third set tie-break. Ashmitha also made the doubles quarterfinals with Yu-Ting Hsieh of Chinese Taipei.
$25,000 ITF men, Yaounde, Cameroon
Singles (first round): Arpit Sharma bt Domen Gostincar (SLO) 0-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(3).
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Kunal Anand & Jatin Dahiya bt Herve Antchandie (FRA) & Nkwenti Blaise Ngwohoh (CMR) 6-3, 6-2; David Chaplefeh Forchap (GER) & Alexander Klintcharov (NZL) bt Etienne Teboh (CMR) & Medhir Goyal 6-4, 6-4.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Lamar Bartley (GBR) bt Said Ur Rahman 7-6(2), 6-2; Cliford Wuyum Nkwain (CMR) bt Medhir Goyal 7-6(5), 6-2.
First round: Lamar Bartley (GBR) bt Sai Saran Reddy 6-4, 6-0; Pessinsgo Guy Hyacintte Takam (CMR) bt Babji Siva Atturu 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Qualifying singles (first round): Sebastian Eguez (BOL) bt Rithwik Rajshekhar Raman 6-0, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Dennis Uspensky (USA) bt Rishi Reddy 6-0, 6-1.
Second round: Rishi Reddy bt Omar Elkadi (EGY) 6-4, 2-1 (retired); Valentin Vanta (ROU) bt Naesar Jewoor 6-2, 6-1.
First round: Rishi Reddy bt Sebastian Deflippis (CHI) 6-2, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Doha, Qatar
Qaulifying singles (second round): Adelchi Virgili (ITA) bt Arjun Mahadevan 6-3, 6-1; Tom Pisane (BEL) bt Bharath Nishok Kumaran 6-2, 6-1; Matic Spec (SLO) bt Megh Bhargav Patel 6-2, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Alex Solanki bt Mason Recci (GBR) 4-3 (retired).
Second round: Alex Solanki bt Michael Zhu (USA) 6-0, 6-3; Francisco Dias (POR) bt BR Nikshep 6-4, 6-1.
First round: Alex Solanki bt Skander Ben fraj (TUN) 6-0, 6-0; Kristjan Tamm (EST) bt Himansu Sagar 6-4, 6-0; BR Nikshep bt Edoardo Lamberti (ITA) 7-6(5), 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (first round): Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Anastasia Sukhotina (RUS) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6(4).
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yu-Ting Hsieh (TPE) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Natthapat Piwbangruk & Natcharee Teerachodjiranon (THA) 6-1, 6-3.
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Elle Christensen (USA) bt Saumya Vig 6-4, 6-4.
Second round: Saumya Vig bt Kanyanut Sudsaaro (THA) 6-0, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF women, Bogota, Colombia
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Susana Alejandra Patino Ramirez (Col) bt Arushi Gupta 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Anastasia Piangerelli (ITA) bt Sanjana Aiereddy 6-0, 6-1.
First round: Sanjana Aiereddy w.o. Nermeen Shawky (EGY).
$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Turkey
Qualifying singles (first round): Svetlana Iansitova (RUS) bt Vibhasree Gowda 6-0, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
Qualifying singles (second round): Emily Casteleyn (BEL) bt Niditra Rajmohan 6-2, 6-0.
First round: Niditra Rajmohan bt Zoi Meers (BEL) 6-3, 7-5.