Sumit Nagal in second round of Italy Challenger

Qualifier Sumit Nagal beat Stefano Napolitano of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Italy.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Sumit (above) will play Christian Garin of Chile. (File Photo)   -  PTI

Qualifier Sumit Nagal beat Stefano Napolitano of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Italy.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Sumit will play Christian Garin of Chile who ousted the seventh seed, Thiago Monteiro in straight sets.

Davis Cupper Saketh Myneni was scheduled to compete in the Challenger in China, but his name in the singles draw was replaced by a lucky loser.

Karunuday Singh made the singles quarterfinals of the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, but was beaten in the doubles quarterfinals, in partnership with Yuichi Ito of Japan.

In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, Prerna Bhambri prevailed over Riya Bhatia in the battle of the national champions in the pre-quarterfinals.

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The results:

€ 127,000 Challenger men, Genova, Italy Singles (first round): Sumit Nagal bt Stefano Napolitano (Ita) 6-4, 6-2.

$50,000 Challenger men, Zhangjiagang, China Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Gao Xin & Zhang Zhizhen (Chn) bt Rubin Statham (Nzl) & Arjun Kadhe 6-4, 7-6(5); Alexander Bublik (Kaz) & Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) bt Uladzimir Ignatik (Blr) & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karunuday Singh bt Jirat Navasirisomboon (Tha) 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Jirat Navasirisomboon & Suthinan Tanthaseraneewat (Tha) bt Yuichi Ito (Jpn) & Karunuday Singh 7-6(4), 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (first round): Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy bt Mayssa Tebourbi (Tun) 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) bt Natasha Palha 6-3, 6-1; Prerna Bhambri bt Riya Bhatia 6-3, 6-4; Marianna Zakarlyuk (Ukr) bt Sai Samhitha 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) & Kwan Yau Ng (Hkg) bt Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) & Riya Bhatia 6-4, 6-1.