Indian sports news wrap, October 25: Prajnesh loses in first round of Challenger event

Here are all the major developments from Indian sports on October 25, 2022.

Published : Oct 25, 2022 18:38 IST

FILE PHOTO: Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
FILE PHOTO: Prajnesh Gunneswaran. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

FILE PHOTO: Prajnesh Gunneswaran. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement


Prajnesh loses in opening round of Playford Challenger

Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten 7-5, 6-1 by second seed James Duckworth in the $53,120 Challenger tennis tournament in Playford, Australia, on Tuesday.

$53,120 Challenger, Playford, Australia
Singles (first round): Yu Hsiou Hsu (Tpe) bt Sasikumar Mukund 6-4, 6-2; James Duckworth (GBR) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-5, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (first round): David Pichler (Aut) bt Ajay Pruthvi Nemakal 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Andrea Bacaloni (Ita) & Nicolas Alviani (Esp) bt Alvar Sola Pastor (Esp) & Amaan Siddiqui 6-4, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF women, Loughborough, Britain
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jessica Matthews & Alisha Reayer (GBR) bt Diana Maria Mihail (Rou) & Humera Baharmus 6-3, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Yao Xinxin (Chn) bt Bhuvana Kalva 6-1, 6-0; Franziska Sziedat (Ger) bt Shreya Tatavarthy 6-3, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):Klaudija Bubelyte & Andre Lukosiute (Ltu) bt Barbora Matusova (Svk) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 5-7, 6-4, [11-9].

- Kamesh Srinivasan


ISSF World Championships: India second on table despite medal-less day

Anjum Moudgil and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar shot 873 and placed 17th in 50-metre rifle prone mixed team event of the shooting World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday.

The other Indian pair of Sift Kaur Samra and Swapnil Kusale shot 866 for the 31st spot among 51 teams.

In the 25-metre centre fire pistol event, Omkar Singh scored 578 for the 13th spot.

In 25-metre rapid fire pistol team event, the Indian trio of Anish Bhanwala, Vijayveer Sidhu and Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, shot 566 in the second stage of qualification for the seventh spot. The team had earlier qualified in the fourth place with a score of 870 in the first phase.

India continued to stay in the second spot on the medals table with 12 gold, nine silver and 13 bronze medals. China was on top with 27 gold, 16 silver and 15 bronze. Germany was in the third place with four gold, two silver and six bronze.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

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