ATP Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran moves into pre-quarterfinals

Prajnesh beats Nicolas Barrientos of Colombia in the second round of the USD 54,160 Challenger in Liuzhou, China.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran will face Tung-Lin Wu in the last-16 stage. File Photo: AP

Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran cruised past Nicolas Barrientos of Colombia in the second round of the USD 54,160 Challenger in Liuzhou, China, on Tuesday.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Prajnesh will be challenged by Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei.

In the ATP Challenger in Australia, Sasi Kumar Mukund beat Sebastiann Fanselow of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-3 to make the pre-quarterfinals, after a bye in the first round.

In the ITF women’s tournament in Tunisia, Humera Shaik qualified into the main draw, but was beaten 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 by Selina Pichler of Austria in the first round.

The results

USD 54,160 Challenger, Liuzhou, China
Singles (second round): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Nicolas Barrientos (Col) 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Sabanov & Matej Sabanov (Cro) bt Adil Shamasdin (Can) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-4, 6-3.

USD 54,160 Challenger, Traralgon, Australia
Singles (second round): Sasi Kumar Mukund bt Sebastian Fanselow (Ger) 7-6 (6), 6-3.

USD 15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):Petr Hajek (Cze) & Aryan Goveas bt Max Houkes (Ned) & Tom Pisane (Bel) 6-3, 6-7(11), [10-8].

USD 15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Selina Pichler (Aut) bt Humera Shaik 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3.