Ramkumar Ramanathan makes it to second round in Nottingham

In the ITF men’s Futures in Harare, Dhruv Sunish knocked out fourth seed Darko Bojanovic 6-2, 6-4 in the first round.

Davis Cupper and fifth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan fired 18 aces on his way to a 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jason Jung of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the $127,000 Challenger tennis tournament on grass in Nottingham.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Davis Cupper and fifth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan fired 18 aces on his way to a 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4 victory over Jason Jung of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament on grass in Nottingham, UK, on Monday.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Harare, Dhruv Sunish knocked out fourth seed Darko Bojanovic 6-2, 6-4 in the first round. In another match, Niki Poonacha knocked out the seventh seed.

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The results:

€127,000 Challenger men, Nottingham, UK Singles (first round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Jason Jung (TPE) 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Colombo, Sri Lanka Singles (first round): Manish Sureshkumar bt Jirat Navasirisomboon Tha) 6-1, 6-1; Ignacio Carou (Arg) bt Kunal Anand 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; Vladyslav Orlov (Ukr) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 7-5; Chandril Sood bt Darko Jandric (SRB) 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Calum Puttergill (Aus) & Giovani SSamaha (Lbn) bt asisht Cheruku & SD Prajwal Dev 6-3, 7-5; Mohit Mayur & Manish Sureshkumar bt Tyler Mercier (US) & Shunsuke Wakita (Jpn) 6-2, 6-2; Naoki Takeda (Jpn) & Gokul Suresh bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam & V.M. Ranjeet 6-4, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Ziimbabwe Singles (first round): Benjamin Lock (Zim) bt Anurag Nenwani 6-2, 6-3; Dhruv Sunish bt Darko Bojanovic (BIH) 6-2, 6-4; Niki Poonacha bt Siphosothando Montsi (RSA) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Lance-Pierre Du Toit (RSA) & Anurag Nenwani bt Jason Chigazira & Mark Chigazira (Zim) 6-1, 6-1; Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Jayesh Pungliya & Dhruv Sunish 6-4, 6-1.

$25,000 ITF women, Singapore Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alexandra Bozovic & Alicia Smith (Aus) bt Ramu Lleda & Riya Bhatia 7-5, 6-2.