Ramkumar Ramanathan, Purav Raja in doubles quarterfinals
Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus knocked out the second seeds Marcin Matkowski and Philipp Oswald 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the €106,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Slovakia on Monday.
Purav Raja followed Ramkumar into the quarterfinals, in partnership with Antonio Sancic.
Zeel Desai in partnership with Cristina Adamescu of Romania was beaten 7-5, 6-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by the Thai pair of Supapitch Kuearum and Charikarn Silakul in the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Thailand on Monday.
€ 106,000 Challenger men, Bratislava, Slovakia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Antonio Sancic (Cro) & Purav Raja bt Marc-andrea Huesler (Sui) & Stephane Robert (Fra) 6-4, 6-4; Andrei Vasilevski (Blr) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Marcin Matkowski (Pol) & Philipp Oswald (Aut) 6-3, 3-6, [10-6].
$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Jannis Kahlke (Ger) bt Parikshit Somani 7-5, 6-2; Prithvi Sekhar bt Ivan Krivic (Cro) 6-2, 2-0 (retired).
Second round: Parikshit Somani bt Adam Bronka (Aus) 6-4, 6-4; Bart Van Den Berg (Ned) bt Guhan Rajan 6-1, 6-1; Prithvi Sekhar bt Taha Kapadia 7-6(1), 4-3 (retired).
First round: Parikshit Somanni bt Ignacio Barrios (IIta) 6-0, 6-1; Guhan Rajan bt Wellington Bastos (Bra) 6-0, 6-1; Vladyslav Gorodynskyii (Ukr) bt Gokul Suresh 6-2, 6-3; Yaccub Makzoume (Syr) bt Mohan Kiran Arunachala 6-1, 6-1; Taha Kapadia bt Yannick Lenaerts (Bel) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5; Razyan Baiant (Can) bt Yash Chaurasia 6-3, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait
Qualifying singles (first round) Bart Stevens (Ned) bt Vidit Vaghela 6-1, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Karl Friberg (Swe) 7-6(6), 3-6, 7-6(3).
Second round: Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Takuya Kumasaka (Jpn) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Vladislav Dubinsky (Rus) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey
Qualifying singles (first round): Bogdan Bajic (Srb) bt Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal 6-4, 6-2; Alexandru Cristiann Boonariuk (Rou) bt Nitinn Gunduboinna 6-3, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Qualifying singles (first round): Daria Orichkevitch (Ukr) bt Vibhasree Gowda 6-0, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Supapitch Kuearum & Charikarn Silakul (Tha) bt Cristina Adamescu (Rou) & Zeel Desai 7-5, 6-3; Man Ying Maggie Ng (Hkg) & Charmaine Shi Yi Seahh (Sgp) bt Mitsumi Kawasaki (Jpn) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-3, 7-6(2).
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Pei-Ju Chen (Tpe) bt Maanya Viswanath 6-3, 6-2; Man Ying Maggie Ng (Hkg) bt Isha Budwal 6-1, 6-0.
Second round: Pei Ju Chen (Tpe) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-2, 5-7, 6-3; Maanya Viswanath bbt Eun Se Jang (Kor) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2; Isha Budwal w.o. Keira Jirasook (US).