Ramkumar Ramanathan in final

Elsewhere, in an ITF Futures tournament in Egypt, Arjun Kadhe, Aryan Goveas reached their second consecutive final.

A file photo of Ramkumar Ramanathan in action.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Top seed Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated N.V. Prasanth 6-3, 6-3 to set up a title clash with second seed Sriram Balaji, who beat Sakrth Myneni, in the Premjit Lal invitational tennis tournament at the JMTA courts here on Friday.

Elsewhere, Aryan Goveas and Arjun Kadhe sailed into their second successive doubles final with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Polish duo of Mateusz Kowaldzyk and Lukasz Kozielski in the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Egypt on Friday.

In Islamabad, however, the Indian doubles teams were beaten in the quarterfinals, in a similar tournament.


Premjit Lal invitational tennis tournament: Men's singles: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt N.V. Prasanth 6-3, 6-3; Sriram Balaji bt Saketh Myneni 6-4, 7-5. Doubles: Sriram Balaji-Vishnu Vardhan bt Saketh Myneni-Siddharth Rawat 4-6, 6-1, 10-8; Jeevan Nedunchezian-N.V. Prasanth 6-3, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt: Doubles (semifinals): Aryan Goveas & Arjun Kadhe bt Mateusz Kowalczyk & Lukasz Kozielski (Pol) 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Islamabad, Pakistan: Doubles (quarterfinals): Shalva Dzhanashia & Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt Kunal Anand & Jatin Dahiya 6-1, 6-1; Aqeel Khan & Shahzad Khan (Pak) bt Anurag Nenwani & Jayesh Pungliya 6-2, 6-1.

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