Prajnesh beats Fanselow, reaches ATP Champaign Challenger quarterfinals

Ramkumar Ramanathan also made it to the quarterfinals of the Challenger in Kobe, Japan, but lost the doubles quarterfinals in partnership with Arjun Kadhe.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran during his match against Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely, the top seed, at the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger on Thursday 10 February 2022. SUDHAKARA JAIN

Prajnesh Gunneswaran during his match against Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely, the top seed, at the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger on Thursday 10 February 2022. SUDHAKARA JAIN | Photo Credit: SUDHAKARA JAIN

Ramkumar Ramanathan also made it to the quarterfinals of the Challenger in Kobe, Japan, but lost the doubles quarterfinals in partnership with Arjun Kadhe.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Sebastian Fanselow of Germany 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the $53,120 Challenger tennis tournament in Champaign, USA.

Ramkumar Ramanathan also made it to the quarterfinals of the Challenger in Kobe, Japan, but lost the doubles quarterfinals in partnership with Arjun Kadhe.

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In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, qualifier Vaidehi Chaudhari tripped the line umpire’s chair and retired in the pre-quarterfinals after three games. She had earlier upset the fourth seed Tessah Andrianjafitrimo, in the first round.

The Results:
€67,960 Challenger, Helsinki, Finland
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Purav Raja & Divij Sharan bt PatrickKaukovalta & Otso Martikainen (Fin) 7-6(4), 6-1.
$53,120 Challenger, Champaign, USA
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Sebastian Fanselow (Ger) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Hunter Heck & Lucas Horve (USA) 3-6, 6-2, [10-7]; Aleksandar Kovacevic & Ben Shelton (USA) bt Sathi Reddy Chirala & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-2, 6-1; Adam Walton (Aus) & Anirudh Chandrasekar bt August Holmgren & Johannes Ingildsen (Den) 7-6(8), 7-5.
$53,120 Challenger, Kobe, Japan
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Jason Jung (Tpe) 2-6, 6-0, 4-0 (retired).
Doubles (quarterfinals): Marc Polmans & Jason Taylor (Aus) bt Arjun Kadhe & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4.
$25,000 ITF women, Traralgon, Australia
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ankita Raina bt Petra Hule (Aus) 6-3, 6-2; Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) bt Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Naiktha Bains (GBR) & Alana Parnaby (Aus) w.o. Zuzana Zlochova (Svk) & Ankita Raina; Michika Ozeki (Jpn) & Sahaja Yamalapalli bt Jessica Failla (USA) & Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) 6-2, 4-6, [10-2].
$25,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Tatiana Barkova bt Vaidehi Chaudahri 2-1 (retired); First round: Vaidehi bt Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (Fra) 7-5, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Nules, Spain
Doubles (quarterfinals): Ines Murta (Por) & Vasanti Shinde bt Alessandra Mazzola & Anastasia Piangerelli (Ita) 1-6, 6-4, [10-5].
$25,000 UTR Pro women, Dubai, UAE
Group-C (league): Natalia Siedliska (Ger) bt Sai Samhitha 6-2, 6-2.
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