Saketh enters pre-quarters in Vietnam

Saketh was joined in the second round by his doubles partner Sanam Singh who beat Germain Gigounon of Belgium.

Saketh Myneni is the 4th seed in the Challenger tournament here in Vietnam.   -  S_Subramanium

Fourth seed Saketh Myneni beat Gerard Granollers of Spain 6-4, 7-6(3) to move into the pre-quarterfinals of the $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Vietnam on Tuesday.

He was joined in the second round by his doubles partner Sanam Singh who shrugged off a lethargic start to beat Germain Gigounon of Belgium 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The Wimbledon junior doubles champion Sumit Nagal managed to win the second set in the tie-break against third seed Adrian Menendez-Maceiras but the Spaniard conceded only one game in all in winning the other two sets.

Qualifier Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan also bowed out to Hiroyasu Ehara of Japan, and lost the doubles as well in partnership with Somdev Devvarman.

Results

Singles (first round): Saketh Myneni bt Gerard Granollers (Esp) 6-4, 7-6(3); Hiroyasu Ehara (Jpn) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-2, 6-2; Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (Esp) bt Sumit Nagal 6-0, 6-7(2), 6-1; Sanam Singh bt Germain Gigounon (Bel) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Tristan Lamasine (Fra) & Nils Langer (Ger) bt Somdev Devvarman & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-3, 6-4