Ramkumar qualifies for main draw of Delray Beach Open

Sriram Balaji joined hands with Prajnesh Gunnewaran to make the doubles quarterfinals of the $50,000 Challenger in Kyoto.

In the first round, Ramkumar Ramanathan (above), who has already gained 12 ATP points, will play Donald Young of the US. (File Photo)   -  R. Ragu

Ramkumar Ramanathan beat the top seed Born Fratangelo of the US 6-3, 6-3 to qualify for the main draw of the $622,675 ATP tennis tournament in the US.

In the first round, Ramkumar, who has already gained 12 ATP points, will play Donald Young of the US. Sriram Balaji joined hands with Prajnesh Gunnewaran to make the doubles quarterfinals of the $50,000 Challenger in Kyoto.

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The results:

$622,675 ATP, Delray Beach, US

Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Bjorn Fratangelo(US) 6-3, 6-3; First round: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Stefan Kozlov (US) 6-3, 6-2.

$50,000 Challenger, Kyoto, Japan

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Daiki Hayashi & Kosuke Shibano (Jpn) 7-5, 6-1.

Qualifying singles (first round): Kaito Uesugi (Jpn) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-1, 6-3.