Indian sports news wrap, October 5

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on October 5, 2022.

Ramkumar in partnership with Alexei Popyrin of Australia was also beaten in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Ramkumar in partnership with Alexei Popyrin of Australia was also beaten in the doubles pre-quarterfinals. | Photo Credit: Shailendra Bhojak

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on October 5, 2022.

TENNIS

Ramkumar goes down fighting in Tokyo $2,108,110 ATP tennis tournament 

Qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan was edged out 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1) by Rio Noguchi of Japan in the first round of the $2,108,110 ATP tennis tournament in Tokyo.

Ramkumar in partnership with Alexei Popyrin of Australia was also beaten in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by the Aussies, Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 6-2, 7-6(4).

Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop were beaten 7-6(3), 6-2 in the pre-quarterfinals of doubles in the ATP event in Kazakhstan, by Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.

In the Challenger in Korea, qualifier Sasikumar Mukund was beaten in the pre-quarterfinals6-4, 6-2 by top seed Emilio Gomez of Ecuador.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Other Indian in action abroad
$2,054,825 ATP, Astana, Kazakhstan Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic (Cro) bt Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) & Rohan Bopanna 7-6(3), 6-2. $251,750 WTA, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Miyu Kato (Jpn) & Angela Kulikov (USA) bt Isabelle Haverlag (Ned) & Prarthana Thombare 6-1, 6-2. €67,960 Challenger, Mouilleron le Captif, France
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Purav Raja & Divij Sharan bt Niklas Schell & Kai Wehnelt (Ger) 6-2, 7-5. $53,120 Challenger, Campinas, Brazil Singles (first round): Facundo Mena (Arg) bt Sumit Nagal 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. $53,120 Challenger, Gwangju, Korea Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Emilio Gomez (Ecu) bt Sasikumar Mukund 6-4, 6-2; First round: Mukund bt Seong-Chan Hong (Kor) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni bt Seong-Chan Hong & Ji Sung Nam (Kor) 6-4, 6-3. $53,120 Challenger, Tiburon, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Malek Jaziri (Tun) & Michail Pervolarakis (Gre) 7-6(5), 7-5.

Vaidehi Chaudhari, Manish Sureshkumar among others to headline Fenesta National Tennis Championships 2022

Vaidehi Chaudhari, Sharmada Balu, Farhat Aleen Qamar, and Sai Samhitha will be the leading players in the race to become the women’s champion in the Fenesta National tennis championship to be staged at the DLTA Complex here from October 10 to 15.

The tournament carrying an overall prize purse of Rs.21,56,000 will offer Rs.3,00,000 each to the men’s and women’s singles champions.

The men’s field has Manish Sureshkumar, Digvijay Pratap Singh, SD Prajwal Dev and Nitin Kumar Sinha as the top four players, apart from former national champions, VM Ranjeet, Siddharth Vishwakarma, Vishnu Vardhan and Dalwinder Singh being in the fray.

In the concurrently held under-18 event, Aman Dahiya, Denim Yadav, Chirag Duhan and Daksh Prasad will be the leading players in the boys section, which will feature a main draw of 64.

The under-18 girls event will have Suhitha Maruri, Madhurima Sawant, Ruma Gaikaiwari, Hannah Nagpal, Sonal Patil and Lakshmi Prabha as the main players.

The qualifying event will be played from October 8.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Qualifier ousts second seed in AITA men’s tournament

Qualifier Ajay Kundu knocked out second seed Vivek Kumar 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Rs.1,00,000 AITA men’s tennis tournament at the Tejli Sports Complex on Wednesday.

In the semifinals, Ajay will challenge Utkarsh Tiwari who won a thriller 7-5, 6-7(6) 6-3 against third seed Tanik Gupta. The other semifinal will be between top seed Aditya Nandal and Rakshit Dhankhar.

-Kamesh Srnivasan

Results
Aditya Nandal bt Priyanshu Choudhary 6-0, 6-2; Rakshit Dhankhar bt Amrutjay Mohanty 6-3, 6-0; Utkarsh Tiwari bt Tanik Gupta 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-3; Ajay Kundu bt Vivek Kumar 7-5, 6-3.

Khushi Gaur reaches quarterfinals of Asian U-14 tennis tournament

Khushi Gaur beat second seed Honey Jumani 7-5, 6-2 in the girls pre-quarterfinals of the Asian under-14 tennis tournament at the Vijayant Khand Stadium courts on Wednesday.

In the quarterfinals, Khushi will play eighth seed Tanishca Bhatngar.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Results under-14 girls
Aleena Farid bt Samaira Kohli 6-2, 6-4; Agrima Gauri bt Parigya Yadav 6-2, 6-1; Diya Chaudhary bt Meha patil 6-2, 6-2; Kavya Pandey bt Aairah 6-1, 6-0; Aashritha Maheshwari bt Meher Sharma 6-3, 1-6, 6-4; Sherry Sharma bt Yashitha Ereti 6-2, 6-2; Tanishca Bhatnagar bt Zufeesha Khan 6-0, 6-1; Khushi Gaur bt Honey Jumani 7-5, 6-2.
Results under-14 boys
Prakaash Sarran bt Rishi Yadav 6-4, 7-5; Amrit Dhankar bt Sanidhya Dwivedi 6-3, 6-3; Siddharth Jeebu bt Armaan Dua 6-1, 6-1; Varad Undre bt Shaurya Bhardwaj 6-4, 6-4; Vanshraj Jalota bt Aarav Dhekial 6-1, 6-3; Shashank Karnati bt Advit Tiwari 6-3, 6-3; Dishender Lamba bt Ayan Dahiya 6-3, 6-4; Vivaan Bidasaria bt M Dhanush 6-0, 6-0.

HOCKEY

Nehru girls hockey tournament 2022

Two goals by Supriya Kujur helped Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Bhubaneswar, beat RP DAV Senior Secondary School, Shahabad 2-0 in a group-K league match of the Charanjit Rai 28th Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Wednesday.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

League stage results
Pool-I: Birsa Munda Vidyapitha, Rourkela (Amisha Ekka 4, Premsila Bage, Monica Tirkey) bt Raghunath Inter College, Meerut (Khushi Sharma, Aanya) 6-2. Directorate General-NCC (Sakshi Rana 2, Khushi 2, Ritika, Manisha) bt Raghunath Inter College, Meerut (Mansi Yadav) 6-1. Pool-J: Punjab Institute of Sports, Mohali (Kamaldeep Kaur 3, Sania, Maskeenpreet Kaur) bt Tika Ram SSS, Sonipat, 5-0. Madhya Pradesh Women’s Hockey Academy, Gwalior (Swati 2, Kajal Pundir 2) bt Punjab Institute of Sports, Mohali (Kamaldeep Kaur) 4-1. Pool-K: Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Bhubaneswar (Supriya Kujur 2) bt RP DAV SSS, Shahabad, 2-0. Pool-L: Lallengvunga HS, Thenzawl, Mizoram (Zodirpuii 2, Lalrinpuii, Z Laldintluangi) bt SS Girls HS, Simdega (Namuna Kumari, Nisha Minj) 4-2.
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