Prajnesh storms into quarters of Bangkok Challenger

Top-seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Kwon Soonwoo of Korea 7-6(5), 6-4 to make the quarterfinals of the $54,160 Challenger in Bangkok.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Kwon Soonwoo of Korea 7-6(5), 6-4 (File photo).   -  M. Vedhan

Top-seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Kwon Soonwoo of Korea 7-6(5), 6-4 to make the quarterfinals of the $54,160 Challenger in Bangkok. In the quarterfinals, Prajnesh will now face Go Soeda of Japan.

Meanwhile, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja went down fighting after being beaten 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 10-8 by the Austrians Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Oswald in the doubles quarterfinals of the €744,010 ATP tennis tournament in France on Thursday.

The Indian pair, which had beaten the top seeds in the first round, collected 45 ATP points and €6000.

The results:

€ 744,010 ATP, Marseille, France

Doubles (quarterfinals): Jurgen Melzer & Philipp Oswald (Aut) bt

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 7-6(4), 6-7(6), [10-8].

$54,160 Challenger, Bangkok, Thailand

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Kwon Soonwoo (Kor) 7-6(5), 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Nanchang, China

Doubles (quarterfinals): Siqi Cao & Wushuang Zheng (Chn) bt Si Qi Liu

(Chn) & Natasha Palha 6-1, 6-3; Eudice Chong (Hkg) & Kim Dabin (Kor)

bt Izabela Gabriela Novac (Rou) & Saumya Vig 6-2, 6-0.