Prajnesh Gunneswaran makes the main draw at Indian Wells

Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Salvatore Caruso of Italy 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the second and final qualifying round to make the main draw of the $8,359,455 ATP-1000 tennis tournament on Wednesday.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Salvatore Caruso of Italy 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the second and final qualifying round.   -  R. Ragu

Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Salvatore Caruso of Italy 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the second and final qualifying round to make the main draw of the $8,359,455 ATP-1000 tennis tournament here on Wednesday. Prajnesh, who is assured of 26 ATP points and $16,425, will play Benoit Paire of France.

Arjun Kadhe moved into the quarterfinals of the ITF Futures event in Australia.

Rutuja Bhosale made the main draw as a lucky loser in the ITF women’s event in Japan but lost in the pre-quarterfinals. She, however, reached the doubles semifinals with Akiko Omae of Japan.

The results

$8,359,455 ATP, Indian Wells, USA: Finals qualifying round: Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Salvatore Caruso (Ita) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

$54,160 Challenger, Santiago: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Gian Marco Moroni (Ita) & Carlos Taberner (Esp) bt Gerard Granollers (Esp) & Sumit Nagal 7-6(4), 5-7, [10-5].

$25,000 ITF men, Mildura, Australia: Pre-quarterfinals: Arjun Kadhe bt Alec Adamson (US) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Doha: Pre-quarterfinals: Marsel Ilhan (Tur) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 6-4; Amaud Bovy (Bel) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 6-1. First round: George Loffhagen (GBR) bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Ricardo Rodriguez (Ven) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-3; Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Sidane PontJodikromo (Ned) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Adrian Obert (Ger) bt Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Sidharth Rawat bt Mubarak Shannan Zayid (Qat) 3-0 (retd).

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jacob Grills (Aus) & Toby Martin (GBR) bt Niki Poonacha & Abhinav Sanjeev shanmugam 4-6, 7-6(1) [10-6]; Alexander Igoshin (Rus) & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Marsel Ilhan (Tur) & Marek Semjan (Svk) 6-3, 4-6, [10-5].

$25,000 ITF women, Yokohama: Pre-quarterfinals: Catherine Harrison (USA) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-2, 6-1; First round: Rutuja bt Anri Nagata (Jpn) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (quarterfinals): Akiko Omae (Jpn) & Rutuja bt Mana Ayukawa (Jpn) & Ylena In-Albon (Sui) 6-3, 6-3.

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