Yuki Bhambri beat Stefano Napolitano of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the $75,000 Challenger men’s tennis tournament in China on Wednesday.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Yuki will play Nikola Milojevic of Serbia. The other Indian Davis Cupper in action, Ramkumar Ramanathan lost in three sets in the third and final qualifying round of the $150,000 Challenger in the U.S.
The Indian duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja knocked out the second seeds Brian Baker and Nicholas Monroe of the US for a 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-5 victory.
$150,000 Challenger men, Irving, U.S.
Qualifying singles (third and final round): Andrey Rublev (Rus) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Purav Raja and Divij Sharan bt Brian Baker and Nicholas Monroe (US) 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-5.
$75,000 Challenger men, Shenzhen, China
Singles (first round): Yuki Bhambri bt Stefano Napolitano (Ita) 7-5, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Singles (first round): Sai Samhitha bt Laura Deigman (GBR) 6-2, 6-4.
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