Prajnesh in semis of Tiburon Challenger

Prajnesh Gunneswaran made the semifinals of the $100,000 Challenger tennis tournament in the US with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Frank Dancevic of Canada.

Prajnesh, ranked 242nd in the world, is scheduled to face eighth seed Cameron Norrie of Britain in the semifinals.   -  AFP

Prajnesh Gunneswaran made the semifinals of the $100,000 Challenger tennis tournament in the US with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Frank Dancevic of Canada.

In the semifinals, the 27-year-old Prajnesh, ranked 242nd in the world, is scheduled to face eighth seed Cameron Norrie of Britain.

In the ATP Tour event in Chengdu, Divij Sharan and Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei was beaten in the doubles semifinals by Marcus Daniell of New Zelanad and Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil 6-3, 6-3. The semifinal appearance fetched 90 ATP points and $15,880 for the Indo-Taipei pair.

In the ITF women’s event in the US, Karman Kaur Thandi was beaten  by Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. Karman failed to win a game against the Czech.

Kanika Vaidya did very well to make the singles semifinals and doubles final in the ITF women's event in Egypt.

Results

Chendu Open, China

Doubles (semifinals): Marcus Daniell (Nzl) & Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) beat Yen-Hsun Lu (Tpe) & Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-3.

Challenger men, Tiburon, US

Singles (quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Frank Dancevic (Can) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.


ITF women, Stillwater, US

Singles (quarterfinals): Marie Bouzkova (Cze) beat Karman Kaur Thandi 6-0, 6-0.


ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles (quarterfinals): Kanika Vaidya beat Emilie Francati (Den) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles (semifinals): Pei-Chi Lee (Tpe) & Kanika Vaidya beat Melissa Morales & Kirsten-Andrea Weedon (Gua) 6-1, 6-0.

ITF women, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Qualifying singles (second and final round): Sasha Alexander (Aus) beat Kaaviya Balasubramanian 6-3, 6-3; Osilla Fodor (Hun) beat Angella Raman 6-0, 6-1; Alija Merdeeva (Rus) beat Aastha Dargude 6-0, 6-2; Teertha Iska beat Preethi Ujjini 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.

 

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