Ankita Raina beats eighth seed in China

Ankita Raina outplayed eighth seed Valeriya Savinykh of Russia 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the $100,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Suzhou, China.

Ankita Raina defeated the eighth seed in straight sets. (File photo)   -  Special Arrangement

Ankita Raina had a fluent start as she outplayed eighth seed Valeriya Savinykh of Russia 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the $100,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Suzhou, China, on Wednesday.

Ankita also made the doubles quarterfinals with Rosalie van der Hoek of the Netherlands.

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan, seeded No.1 with David Vega Hernandez of Spain was beaten 7-6(6), 7-5 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by Tallon Griekspoor and Botic van de Znadschulp in the Challenger in Ismaning, Germany.

In another Challenger in China, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Vishnu Vardhan tasted defeat against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Enrique Lopez of Spain in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.


 

The results:

$162,480 Challenger, Ningbo, China

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alejandro Davidovich Fokina & Enrique Lopez Perez (Esp) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran & Vishnu Vardhan 7-6(3), 6-1.


€ 69,280 Challenger, Ismaning, Germany

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Tallon Griekspoor & Botic van de Zandschulp (Ned) bt David Vega Hernandez (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(6), 7-5.


$25,000 ITF men, Lagos, Nigeria

Singles (first round): Jatin dahiya bt Christian Saidi Otupio (Cod) 6-2, 6-2; Dhruv Sunish bt Wilson Oswalele Igbinovia (Ngr) 6-1, 7-5; Benjamin Lock (Zim) bt Aryan Goveas 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-5.


Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jatin Dahiya & Dhruv Sunish bt Benjamin Fumi (Gha) & Arnaud Sewanou (Ben) 6-0, 6-2.


$15,000 ITF men, Getafe Madrid, Spain


Singles (first round): Digvijay Pratap Singh bt Matheo Fabre (Fra) 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alvaro Blanco Damea & Miguel Vallejo (Esp) bt Jjohn Echeverria (Esp) & Digvijay Pratap Singh 0-6, 7-5, [10-8].


$15,000 ITF men, Doha, Qatar


Singles (first round): Rishab Agarwal bt Aleksei Khomich (Blr) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


$15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey


Singles (first round): Mert Alkaya (Tur) bt Shahbaaz Khan 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.


$100,000 ITF women, Suzhou, China


Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Valeria Savinykh (Rus) 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rosalie van der Hoek (Ned) & Ankita Raina bt Meiqi Guo & WanNing Zhu (Chn) 6-2, 7-5.


$25,000 ITF women, Lagos, Nigeria


Singles (first round): Lexie Stevens (Ned) bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 7-5, 6-4; Riya Bhatia bt Carla Touly (Fra) 6-1, 4-0 (retired); Nika Kukharchuk (Rus) bt Saumya Vig 6-0, 6-2; Rutuja Bhosale bt Allyson Nancy Onya (Cod) 6-1, 6-1; Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) bt Sathwika Sama 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Laura Pigossi (Bra) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Adesuwa Osabuohien (US) & Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre (Ngr) 6-7(7), 6-2, [10-8]; Sandra Samir (Egy) & Prarthana Thombare bt Celestine Avomo Ella (Gab) & Divine Dasam Nweke (Den) 6-2, 6-3.


$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand


Singles (first round): Deria Nur Haliza (Ina) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-3, 7-5.