Recanati Challenger: Ramkumar reaches doubles semifinals

Ramkumar Ramanathan and Goncalo Oliveira of Portugal reached the semifinals of the Recanati Challenger in Italy with a 1-6, 7-6(6), 10-8 over Enrique Lopez Perez and Adrian Menendez-Maceiras.

Ramkumar Ramanathan, who bowed out of Wimbledon qualifiers on Wednesday, reached the doubles semifinal in Italy. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Goncalo Oliveira of Portugal bounced from the brink of defeat to reach the doubles semifinals with a 1-6, 7-6(6), 10-8 victory over the Spaniards Enrique Lopez Perez and Adrian Menendez-Maceiras in the €46,600 Challenger tennis tournament in Recanati, Italy.

Ramkumar was also scheduled to play the singles quarterfinals against Mats Moraing of Germany.

 

The results

€ 46,600 Challenger, Recanati, Italy

Doubles (quarterfinals):

Goncalo Oliveira (Por) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Enrique Lopez Perez & Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (Esp) 1-6, 7-6(6), [10-8].

 

$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand

Singles (quarterfinals): Da Hye Kim (Kor) bt Zeel Desai 6-1, 6-1.

 

Doubles (quarterfinals)

Robu Kajitani & Aika Yoshitomi (Jpn) bt Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) & Zeel Desai 6-2, 5-7, [10-8];

Kamonwan Buayam & Patcharin Chapchandej (Tha) bt Mio Kozaki (Jpn) & Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-0.