Yuki in quarterfinals, Ramkumar loses in Surbiton Challenger

Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out to Sergiy Stakhovskiy of Ukraine in the second round.

Yuki Bhambri (above) lined up for his quarterfinal against Alex De Minaur of Australia. (File Photo)   -  AP

Third seed Yuki Bhambri overcame Alex Bolt of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to make the quarterfinals of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Surbiton, UK.

While Yuki lined up for his quarterfinal against Alex De Minaur of Australia, Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out to Sergiy Stakhovskiy of Ukraine in the second round.

In the doubles also, Ramkumar lost the quarterfinals with Jurgen Melzer, while Lleyton Hewitt and Alex Bolt proved strong for Divij Sharan and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

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In the $50,000 Challenger in Shymkent, Arjun Kadhe, playing on a wild card with Denis Yevseyev of Kazakhstan was beaten in the semifinals by Lucas Miedler and Sebastian Ofner of Austria.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Hua Hin, Karman Kaur Thandi battled past Risa Ozaki of Japan after losing the first set, in the quarterfinals.

In Turkey, 18-year-old Jennifer Luikham, who has generally been busy in the qualifying events, asserted her growing strength by outwitting the top seed, Federica Bilardo of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Jennifer led 5-2 in the decider and served out the match in the tenth game.

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The results:

€127,000 Challenger men, Surbiton, UK Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri bt Alex Bolt (Aus) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 7-6(4).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Alex Bolt & Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) bt Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) & Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-3; Nicholas Monroe (US) & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-2.

$50,000 Challenger men, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Doubles (semifinals): Lucas Miedler & Sebastian Ofner (AUT) bt Denis Yevseyev (Kaz) & Arjun Kadhe 6-2, 6-4; Quarterfinals: Denis Yevseyev & Arjun Kadhe bt Thoshihide Matsui & Yasutaka Uchiyama (Jpn) 7-5, 6-3; Denis Yevseyev & Arjun Kadhe bt Ti Chen (TPE) & Rubin Statham (Nzl) 6-1, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Zimbabwe Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Matias Franco Descottte (Arg) bt Niki Poonacha 6-2, 7-5; Connor Farren (US) bt Anurag Nenwani 6-1, 7-6(3).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Matias Franco Descotte (Arg) & Aryan Goveas bt William Bushamuka (US) & Tuki Jacobs (Nam) 7-6(4), 3-6, [10-5]; Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Christian Paul & Joseph Imeh Ubon (Ngr) 6-2, 6-2; Connor Farren (US) & Milen Ianakiev (Ger) bt Aron Pierce (US) & Anurag Nenwani 6-1, 7-6(2).

$25,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand Singles (quarterfinals): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Risa Ozaki (Jpn) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jennifer Luikham bt Federica Bilardo (Ita) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.