France ATP Challenger: Ramkumar Ramanathan, Stefano Travaglia bow out

Purav Raja in partnership with Antonio Sancic of Croatia was also beaten in the quarterfinals, by the fourth seeded Jonny O’Mara and Ken Skupski of Britain.

Ramkumar Ramanathan in action. (File Photo)   -  AP

Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Stefano Travaglia of Italy was beaten 6-0, 5-7, 12-10 by Roman Jebavy and Igor Zelenay in the doubles quarterfinals of the 92,040 Challenger tennis tournament in Mouilleron-le-Captif, France.

Purav Raja in partnership with Antonio Sancic of Croatia was also beaten in the quarterfinals, by the fourth seeded Jonny O’Mara and Ken Skupski of Britain.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Lagos, Nigeria, former National champion Riya Bhatia outplayed second seed Sandra Samir 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. She will await the winner of the match between Laura Pigossi of Brazil and Rutuja Bhosale.

The results:

€ 92,040 Challenger, Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Doubles (quarterfinals): Roman Jebavy (Cze) & Igor Zelenay (Svk) bt Stefano Travaglia (Ita) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-0, 5-7, [12-10]; Jonny O’Mara & Ken Skupski (GBR) bt Antonio Sancic (Cro) & Purav Raja 6-3, 6-4; Pre-quarterfinals: Antonio Sancic & Purav Raja bt Simone Bolelli (Ita) & Robin Haase (Ned) 6-2, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Singles (quarterfinals): Rio Noguchi (Jpn) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-1, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF women, Lagos, Nigeria

Singles (quarterfinals): Riya Bhatia bt Sandra Samir (Egy) 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Laura Pigossi (Bra) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Chiraz Bechri (Tun) & Jasmin Jebawy (GEr) 7-5, 3-6, [10-6]; Sandra Samir (Egy) & Prarthana Thombare bt Anette Munozova (Swe) & Alexandra Riley (US) 7-6(9), 1-6, [10-6]