Prajnesh advances to quarterfinals of Orlando Challenger

The fourth seeded Prajnesh scripted a comeback from the brink to win seven games in a row before his opponent Tung-Lin Wu retired in the decider.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran

The fourth seed Prajnesh was leading 5-7 7-5 2-0 when Wu opted out of the second round contest that had already spanned two hours 30 minutes.   -  R. Ragu

Fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran sustained his good game and reached the quarterfinals of the $52,080 Challenger tennis tournament in Orlando, U.S.

The 31-year-old Prajnesh led 5-7, 7-5, 2-0 when his opponent, Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei retired. In the quarterfinals, Prajnesh will play sixth seed Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan.


The results

USD 52,080 Challenger, Orlando, US
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe) 5-7, 7-5, 2-0 (retired).

USD 15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Erik Crepaldi (Ita) bt Siddhant Banthia 6-2, 6-2; First round: Niels Visker (Ned) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Kelsey Stevenson (Can) & Sidharth Rawat bt Martin Borisiouk (Blr) & Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 6-2, 6-2.

USD 15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Doubles (quarterfinals): Elina Avanesyan (Rus) & Iryna Shymanovich (Blr) w.o. Jelena Stojanovic (Aus) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi.

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