Sumit Nagal in quarterfinals of Samarkand Challenger

Sumit will play Roberto Ortega-Olmedo of Spain in the quarterfinals of Samarkhand Challenger.

Sumit Nagal ousted wild card Dmitry Popko in the pre-quarterfinals of Samarkhand Challenger.   -  PTI

Davis Cupper Sumit Nagal bounced out wildcard Dmitry Popko with a 7-6(7), 6-3 victory in the pre-quarterfinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Thursday. The Kazakh had earlier defeated the second seed.

In the quarterfinals, Sumit will play Roberto Ortega-Olmedo of Spain.

In the Challenger in Korea, Sriram Balaji, seeded second with Jonathan Erlich reached the doubles semifinals.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Sweden, qualifier Adil Kalyanpur was beaten in the pre-quarterfinals after he had ousted the second seed Patrik Niklas-Salminen of Finland 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2.


In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Singapore, two-time National Champion Riya Bhatia beat Andreea Ghitescu of Romania 7-6(1), 6-4 to make the quarterfinals.

Rutuja Bhosale lost her singles, but made the doubles semifinals with
Abigail Tere-Apisah of Papua New Guinea.

The results:

$54,160 Challenger, Gwangju, Korea
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Li Zhe (Chn) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-5, 7-6(4).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Cheng-Peng Hsieh (Tpe) & Christopher Rungkat (Ina) bt Adil Shamasdin (Can) & Saketh Myneni 6-4, 1-6, [10-6]; Jonathan Erlich (Isr) & Sriram Balaji bt Chung Hong & Lee Jea Moon (Kor) 6-3, 6-3.

$54,160 Challenger, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sumit Nagal bt Dmitry Popko (Kaz) 7-6(7), 6-3.

$25,000 ITF men, Luan, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Xin Gao (Chn) bt Karunuday Singh 6-3, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Kalmar, Sweden
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Bart Stevens (Ned) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-3, 6-2; First round: Adil Kalyanpur bt Patrik NIklas-Salminen (Fin) 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt SD Prajwal Dev 6-1, 6-2; Guy Orly Iradukunda (Bdi) bt Dhruv Sunish 6-4, 6-3; Aryan Goveas bt Dalwinder Sinngh 7-6(4), 7-6(5); Rishi Reddy bt Niki Poonacha 6-2, 6-4.

First round: Simon Carr (Irl) bt Kunal Anand 6-4, 6-4; Rishi Reddy bt Giovani Samaha (Lbn) 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Sergey Bolotov (Rus) & SD Prajwal Dev bt Kunal Anand & Dipanshu Garg 6-4, 7-5; Simon Carr (Irl) & Ryan James Storrie (GBR) bt Ajeet Rai (Nzl) & Dhruv Sunish 6-3, 7-5.

$25,000 ITF men, Singapore


Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jacqueline Cako (US) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-1, 6-3; Beatrice Gumulya bt Rutuja Bhosale 1-6, 6-4, 6-1; Riya Bhatia bt Andreea Ghitescu (Rou) 7-6(1), 6-4.


Doubles (quarterfinals): Jacqueline Cako (US) & Ipek Soylu (Tur) bt Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) & Riya Bhatia 6-2, 7-5; Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Chompoothip Jundakate (Tha) & Man Ying Maggie Ng (Hkg) 6-2, 7-6(3).