Ramkumar in final qualifying round of ATP event

The 22-year-old Ramkumar, ranked 168 was scheduled to face Matthew Ebden of the Australia for a berth in the main draw.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Christopher Eubanks of the US 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to make it to the second and final qualifying round of the $600,345 ATP Tour event on grass in Newport.

The 22-year-old Ramkumar, ranked 168 was scheduled to face Matthew Ebden of the Australia for a berth in the main draw.

In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in Turkey, Ankita Raina had a fortuitous entry into the second round, as her opponent retired after three games. Ankita was joined in the main draw by Kyra Shroff, who negotiated three rounds in the qualifying event, and won her pre-quarterfinals of doubles comfortably with Daiana Nagreanu of Romania.

The results:

$600,345 ATP, Newport, US Qualifying singles (first round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Christopher Eubanks (US) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

$25,000 ITF men, Ningxia, China Singles (first round): Karunuday Singh bt Su Hao Zhong (Chn) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe) & Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (Tha) bt Hanyi Liu (Chn) & Ganesh Srinivasan 6-3, 6-1; Francis Casey Alcantara (Phi) & Karunuday Singh bt Haitong Xia & Sida Zeng (Chn) 6-2, 6-3.

Qualifying singles (second round): Hanyi Liu (Chn) bt Ganesh Srinivasan 6-2, 6-0; First round: Ganesh Srinivasan bt Xinyu Mao (Chn) 6-4, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF men, Denia, Spain Qualifying singles (third and final round): Andrey Chepelev (Rus) bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 6-2, 6-4; Second round: Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Adria Alvarez (Esp) 6-2, 6-1; Sergio Prieto Jimena (Esp) bt Ansu Bhuyan 6-1, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Urbana, US Qualifying singles (first round): Gustav Hansson (Swe) bt Rahul Sadhwani 6-0, 6-4; Yancy Dennis (US) bt Varun Luthra 6-0, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF men, Kassel, Germany Qualifying singles (third and final round): Artem Kapshuk (Ukr) bt Alex Solanki 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Second round: Alex Solanki bt Linus Krohn (Ger) 6-1, 7-5; First round: Marcus Smith (Ger) bt Rishiraj Shekhawat 6-3, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Qualifying singles (second round): Melik Feler (Fra) bt Kunj Kotak 6-1, 6-3; Julian Cash (GBR) bt Garry Tokas 6-1, 6-1; Davide Melchiorre (Ita) bt Waiga Arya 6-1, 6-0; First round: Kunj Kotak bt Muhammmad Ragy (Egy) 6-1, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF men, Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal Qualifying singles (third and final round): Tyler Hochwalt (US) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4); Second round: Adil Kalyanpur bt Loic Ratsaratany (Fra) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

$100,000 ITF women, Astana, Kazakhstan Qualifying singles (first round): Marianna Zakarlyuk (Ukr) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-3, 6-1.

$60,000 ITF women, Bursa, Turkey Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Vanda Lukacs (Hun) 1-2 (retired).

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Daiana Nagreanu (Rou) & Kyra Shroff bt Cemre Anil (Tur) & Julia Stamatova (Bul) 6-1, 6-1.

Qualifying singles (third and final round): Kyra Shroff bt Melis Sezer (Tur) 6-1, 6-3; Second round: Kyra Shroff bt Aleksandra Pospellova (Rus) 6-2, 6-2;

First round: Kyra Shroff bt Inci Ogut (Tur) 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Qualifying singles (second round): Viktoria Glotova (Rus) bt Dhwani Kumar 1-6, 6-4, 6-4; Snehal Mane bt Sofia Ragona (Ita) 6-2, 6-0;

First round: Janina Geiss (Ger) bt Sheetal Shetty 6-1, 6-1; Adi Spiegelman (Issr) bt Meenal Maharwal 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Targu Jiu, Romania Qualifying singles (third and final round): Vitalia Stamat (Mda) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-4, 0-6, 6-4;

Second round: Jennifer Luikham bt Ralucca Maria Tudorache (Rou) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3;

First round: Jennifer Luikham bt Emma Onila (Can) 6-4, 6-1.

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