Indian sports news wrap, September 1

Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports on September 1.

Published : Sep 01, 2023 11:13 IST , CHENNAI - 2 MINS READ

Sneha Singh in action.
Sneha Singh in action. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Sneha Singh in action. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement


Ishaque Eqbal and Faisal Qamar emerged victorious over Taisei Ichikawa and Yuta Kawahashi of Japan, defeating them 6-4, 6-3 in the doubles final of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament held in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand on Saturday.

In the $25,000 women’s event, which was also held in Thailand, Vaidhi Chaudhari and Zeel Desai were defeated in the doubles final by Luksika Kumkhum and Park Sohyun in straight sets.

The results:

€73,000 Challenger, Mallorca, Spain Doubles (semifinals): Sriram Balaji & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Theo Arribage & Luca Sanchez (Fra) 6-4, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Doubles (final): Ishaque Eqbal & Faisal Qamar bt Taisei Ichikawa & Yuta Kawahashi (Jpn) 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (final): Ryan Seggerman & Patrik Trhac (USA) bt Chirag Duhan & Garrett Johns (USA) 6-1, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Doubles (final): Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) & Park Sohyun (Kor) bt Vaidehi Chaudhari & Zeel Desai 7-6(4), 6-0.

$15,000 ITF women, Baku, Azerbaijan Doubles (final): Selina Atay (Tur) & Maria Mikhailova bt Sravya Shivani & Snehal Mane 2-6, 6-2, [10-7].

Kamesh Srinivasan


Pranavi, Sneha and Sharmila make it to 2nd stage of LPGA Q-School

Pranavi Urs and Sneha Singh led four Indians into the second stage of the LPGA Qualifying School, playing on three different courses over four days.

Pranavi (76-68-69-71), who will represent India at the Hangzhou Asian Games this month, and Sneha (68-75-69-72) were placed tied-38th, while Sharmila Nicollet (73-68-73-75) also moved into the next stage as she finished tied-89th.

The top 95 and tied players qualified for the second stage. All the top 95 and tied players will get a status on the Epson Tour for 2024.

The Epson Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA and is also known as “Road to the LPGA”.

Apart from Pranavi, Sneha and Sharmila, Nishtha Madan already has the Epson Tour status. An Epson Tour status gives players the opportunity of a few starts on the LPGA the following year.

Japan’s Suzuka Yamaguchi (68-68-66-70) and Canadian amateur, Savannah Grewal (67-68-66-72), were tied at the top at 15-under.

Two other amateurs, Jensen Castle of the US, and Fiona Xu of Australia were tied for third spot.



Sumit Nagal loses in quarterfinals of Como Challenger

Fifth seed Pedro Martinez of Spain beat Sumit Nagal 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the €73,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Como, Italy, on Friday.

€73,000 Challenger, Como, Italy
Singles (quarterfinals): Pedro Martinez (Esp) bt Sumit Nagal 6-4, 6-4.
€73,000 Challenger, Mallorca, Spain
Doubles (quarterfinals): Sander Arends (Ned) & Artem Sitak (Nzl) bt Niki Poonacha & Divij Sharan 6-2, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Singles (quarterfinals): Yurii Dzhavakian (Ukr) bt Siddhant Banthia 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles (semifinals): Ishaque Eqbal & Faisal Qamar bt Han Seon Yong (Kor) & Thantub Suksumrarn (Tha) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6]; Taisei Ichikawa & Yuta Kawahashi (Jpn) bt Congsup Congcar (Tha) & Siddharth Vishwakarma 6-2, 7-6(6).
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (semifinals): Chirag Duhan & Garrett Johns (USA) bt Samir Reguig (Alg) & Alexandros Sskorilas (Gre) 6-2, 6-0; Quarterfinals: Chirag & Garrett bt Ilya Snitari (Mda) & Kris Van Wyk (RSA) 6-4, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF women, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Doubles (semifinals): Vaidehi Chaudhari & Zeel Desai bt Yu-Yun Li (Tpe) & Tang Qianhui (Chn) 7-6(5), 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Baku, Azerbaijan
Doubles (semifinals): Sravya Shivani & Snehal Mane bt Lulliia Ludenko & Alana Tuayeva 6-2, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (quarterfinals): Laura Cilekova (Svk) & Liel Rothensteiner (Aut) bt Aaddi Gupta & Sara Lanca (Por) 6-3, 1-6, [10-6].

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AITA men’s tennis tournament: Suraj Prabodh beats Oges Theyjo in final

Fourth seed Suraj Prabodh tamed top seed Oges Theyjo 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the Rs.100,000 AITA men’s tennis tournament at the Harvest Academy on Friday.

Oges had won the title at the same venue last week.

In the doubles final, Amit Bzad and Anuj Malik beat the top seeds Udit Kamboj and Ajay Kundu in straight sets.

The results (finals)
Singles: Suraj Prabodh bt Oges Theyjo 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3.
Doubles: Amit Bzad & Anuj Malik bt Udit Kamboj & Ajay Kundu 6-4, 6-3.

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AITA women’s tennis tournament: Sejal Bhutada beats Kashish Bhatia

Seventh seed Sejal Bhutada beat Kashish Bhatia 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Rs.100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Friday.

Kashish, however, won the doubles title, as she in partnership with Sahira Singh beat the top seeds Divya Bhardwaj and Shefali Arora for the loss of three games in the final.

The results (finals)
Singles: Sejal Bhutada bt Kashish Bhatia 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles: Kashish Bhatia & Sahira Singh bt Divya Bhardwaj & Shefali Arora 6-2, 6-1.

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