Ramkumar beats Moraing to advance to the quarters of the Biel Challenger

The German could not provide a challenge to Ramkumar as he cruised through the first set 6-2. Proceedings did not change much in the second set as the Indian player finished the match 6-2, 6-3.

Ramkumar Ramanathan

FILE PHOTO: Ramkumar Ramanathan of India in action.   -  The Hindu

Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Mats Moraing of Germany in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the €44.820 Challenger tennis tournament in Switzerland on Thursday.

The German could not provide a challenge to Ramkumar as the Indian cruised through the first set 6-2. The proceedings did not change much in the second set as the Indian player finished the match with an emphatic victory of 6-2, 6-3.

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He will face Britain's Liam Broady in the quarters.

In the ITF women’s event in Tunisia, Zeel Desai won two tough matches to make the quarterfinals.

The results:

€44,820 Challenger, Biel, Switzerland Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Mats Moraing (Ger) 6-2, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Edorado Lavagno (Ita) bt Rishab Agarwal 6-2, 7-5; Francesco Passaro (Ita) bt Atharva Sharma 6-2, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Zeel Desai bt Anouk Koevermans (Ned) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1; First round: Zeel Desai bt Weronika Baszak (Pol) 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3; Marie Villet (Fra) bt Sravya Shivani 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Honoka Kobayashi (Jpn) & Jennifer Luikham w.o. Beatrice Ricci (Ita) & Clara Vlasselaer (Bel).
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