ATP Challenger: Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out in second round

The Indian, however, extended his good run in the doubles, reaching the semifinals with Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus.

File Photo: Ramkumar Ramanathan was defeated by Matthias Bachinger of Germany.   -  PTI

Sixth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 by Matthias Bachinger of Germany in the pre-quarterfinals of the EUR 106,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Slovakia.

Ramkumar, however, extended his good run in the doubles, and reached the semifinals with Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus.

Win for Adil Kalyanpur

In the ITF men’s Futures in Kuwait, Adil Kalyanpur reached the quarterfinals; he converted seven of eight breakpoints he forced to beat sixth seed Aidan Mchugh of Britain.

Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam went down with all guns blazing in the third set tie-break against top seed Roman Safiullin of Russia in the men’s quarterfinals in Thailand.

In the USD 100,000 ITF women’s event in Shenzhen, Ankita Raina could not cope with the strong game of top seed Zheng Saisai of China in the pre-quarterfinals, managing to eke out four games en route to a comprehensive defeat.

The results
  • EUR 106,000 Challenger men, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Matthias Bachinger (Ger) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Jonny O’Mara & Ken Skupski (GBR) bt Antonio Sancic (Cro) & Purav Raja 4-6, 6-4, [10-6]; Andrei Vasilevski (Blr) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Andrej Martin & Filip Polasek (Svk) 4-6, 6-3, [10-8].
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Adil Kalyanpur bt Aidan Mchugh (GBR) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Singles (quarterfinals): Roman Safiullin (Rus) bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (5).
  • USD 125,000 WTA, Limoges, France
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Timea Bacsinszky (Sui) & Vera Zvonareva (Rus) bt Eva Wacanno (Ned) & Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 6-2.
  • USD 100,000 ITF women, Shenzhen, China
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Zheng Saisai (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-1.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Singles (quarterfinals): Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) bt Zeel Desai 7-5, 6-4.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Miriana Tona (Ita) bt Likhitha Kalava 6-2, 6-2; First round: Likhitha Kalava bt Barbara Rajic (Cro) 6-1, 6-4.
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Louise Brunskog (Swe) & Adriana Rajkovic (Cro) bt Likhitha Kalava & Bhuvana Kalva 6-2, 6-0.

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