Ramkumar bows out early

Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten by wild card Marcelo Arevalo of Estonia 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(1) in the first qualifying round of the $651,215 ATP tennis tournament in the US.

Ramkumar has signed to play the doubles main draw, as a wild card in partnership with Tim Smyczek of the US. (File picture)   -  Debasish Bhaduri

Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten by wild card Marcelo Arevalo of Estonia 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(1) in the first qualifying round of the $651,215 ATP tennis tournament in the US.

Ramkumar has signed to play the doubles main draw, as a wild card in partnership with Tim Smyczek of the US.

In the Challenger in Bangkok, Saketh Myneni beat the former Asian junior champion Tsung-Hua Yang of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 7-5 in the first round.

In the $2,828,000 WTA event in Dubai, Prarthana Thombare made the doubles draw as an alertnate with Eva Wacano of the Netherlands, but the duo got beaten 6-2, 6-2 by the Taipei pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Latisha Chan in the first round. The Indo-Dutch team collected one WTA point and $4,695.

The results

$2,828,000 WTA, Dubai, UAE

Doubles (first round): Hao-Ching Chan & Latisha Chan (Tpe) bt Eva Wacano (Ned) & Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 6-2.

$651,215 ATP, Delray Beach, US

Qualifying singles (first round): Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(1).

$54,160 Challenger, Bangkok, Thailand

Singles (first round): Saketh Myneni bt Tsung-Hua Yang (Tpe) 6-3, 7-5.